Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau

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Diocese of Juneau
Dioecesis Junellensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau.svg
Country United States
Territory Southeastern Alaska
Ecclesiastical province Anchorage
Metropolitan Roger L. Schwietz, OMI
Area 37,566 sq mi (97,300 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
10,220 (13.4%)
Parishes 9
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 23, 1951
Cathedral Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Patron saint St. Therese of Lisieux
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Edward J. Burns
Diocese of Juneau map.PNG
The Cathedral of the Nativity, Juneau

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau (Latin: Dioecesis Junellensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northwestern United States, comprising the southeastern part of the state of Alaska. It is led by a prelate bishop which serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the City of Juneau. In 2007, this diocese became vacant when the previous bishop, Most Reverend Michael W. Warfel, was appointed bishop of Great Falls-Billings. On 19 January 2009, it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI had named Monsignor Edward J. Burns, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as Bishop of Juneau. He was installed on 5 April 2009. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Anchorage.

The See of Juneau was canonically erected on June 23, 1951 and has had five bishops. It took its territory from the former Apostolic Vicariate of Alaska.


Parishes, missions and shrines[edit]

  • Sacred Heart, Hoonah
  • Holy Family, Gustavus (Mission)
  • Sacred Heart, Haines
  • The Cathedral of the Nativity, Juneau
  • St Paul the Apostle, Juneau
  • The Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau (Shrine and Mission)
  • Holy Name Parish, Ketchikan
  • Holy Family, Metlakatla (Mission)
  • Body of Christ, Pelican (Mission)
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Petersburg
  • St John by the Sea, Klawock (Prince of Wales Island)
  • St Gregory of Nazianzen, Sitka
  • St Therese, Skagway
  • St Francis Chapel, Tenakee Springs (Mission)
  • St Rose of Lima, Wrangell (The oldest established Parish in Alaska)
  • St Ann, Yakutat

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Coordinates: 58°18′13″N 134°24′29″W / 58.30361°N 134.40806°W / 58.30361; -134.40806