Roman Catholic Diocese of Bismarck

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Diocese of Bismarck
Dioecesis Bismarcquensis
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Location
Country United States
Territory 23 counties in western North Dakota
Ecclesiastical province Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Statistics
Area 34,268 km2 (13,231 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
270,000
65,284 (24.2%)
Parishes 99
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 31, 1909 (104 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop David D. Kagan
Emeritus Bishops Paul Albert Zipfel
Map
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Website
bismarckdiocese.com

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bismarck (Latin: Dioecesis Bismarckiensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in North Dakota. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop David Kagan. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The See city for the diocese is Bismarck. The Cathedral parish of the diocese is Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

History[edit]

On December 31, 1909 Saint Pius X established the Diocese of Bismarck. Its territory was taken from the Diocese of Fargo.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocesan officers[edit]

  • Bishop
  • Chancellor
  • Financial Officer
  • Judicial Vicar
  • Vicar General

Diocesan area[edit]

The Bismarck diocese covers 23 western North Dakota counties, over 253,000 people, and over 34,000 square miles (88,000 km2). The diocese ministers to approximately 66,400 Catholic church members.

Diocesan offices[edit]

The diocese has 17 offices, including:

  • Canonical Affairs
  • Chancery
  • Communication
  • Faith Formation
  • Family Ministry
  • Fiscal & Properties Management
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Missionary Activity
  • Permanent Diaconate
  • Protecting the Children
  • Publications & Promotions
  • Stewardship and Development
  • Vocations
  • Worship
  • Youth Ministry

Diocesan consultative groups[edit]

  • Corporate Board
  • Expansion Fund Board
  • Finance Council
  • Permanent Diaconate Commission
  • Priests' Benefit Association
  • Priests' Personnel Board
  • Presbyterial Council

High schools[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Bismarck". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Bismarck". Gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°48′30″N 100°46′09″W / 46.80833°N 100.76917°W / 46.80833; -100.76917