Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops

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Diocese of Kamloops
Dioecesis Kamloopsensis
Sacred Heart Cathedral Kamloops.jpg
Location
Country Canada
Territory Central British Columbia
Ecclesiastical province Metropolitan See of Vancouver
Metropolitan 635A Tranquille Road
Kamloops, British Columbia,
V2B 3H5
Statistics
Area 119,000 km2 (46,000 sq mi)
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
51,900[1] (12.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 22, 1945
Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral (Kamloops)
Patron saint Immaculate Heart of Mary (principal)
St. John Vianney (secondary)[2]
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop David John James Monroe
Bishop of Kamloops
Metropolitan Archbishop John Michael Miller CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver
Website
rcdk.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops (Latin: Dioecesis Kamloopsensis) (erected 22 December 1945) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The Diocese of Kamloops is led by Bishop David John James Monroe.

Diocesan demographics[edit]

The Diocese of Kamloops has a Catholic population of 51,900 (2006) served by 14 diocesan priests, 8 religious priests, 1 permanent deacon and 26 religious sisters and brothers in 25 parishes.

Ordinaries[edit]

Churches[edit]

Education[edit]

Catholic high schools[edit]

St. Ann's Academy remained a high school until 1970. Unable to keep up with the changing demands of B.C.'s curriculum, it reverted to an elementary school. In 1980, Bishop Adam Exner asked the Congregation of Christian Brothers to open the high school section and in September 1981, St. Ann's Academy became a high school again.

School City Est. Website Enrollment
St. Ann's Academy (high school re-established 1981) Kamloops 1910 http://www.stannsacademy.bc.ca/ ~600 (co-ed)

Catholic elementary schools[edit]

School City Est. Website
Saint Ann's Academy Kamloops 1910 http://www.stannsacademy.bc.ca/
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Kamloops 1962 http://www.olphschool.ca/
Saint Ann's Quesnel http://www.stannsschool.ca/
Saint James
(Elementary & Middle)
Vernon http://www.stjamesvernon.com/
Sacred Heart Williams lake http://www.sacredheartwl.com

Religious institutes[edit]

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Kamloops Wawa, a one-time publication of the diocese
  • Diocesan News, bi-monthly newspaper started in 1976 as the Diocesan Update. Name changed to the Diocesan News in 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy - Statistics section - retrieved April 28, 2009
  2. ^ "Patrons Of The Diocese". RCDK.org. Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 

External links[edit]