Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing

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Diocese of Lansing
Dioecesis Lansingensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory Counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw
Ecclesiastical province Detroit
Statistics
Area 6,218 sq mi (16,100 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,778,475
227,305 (12.8%)
Parishes 95
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established May 22, 1937 (77 years ago)
Cathedral St. Mary Cathedral
Patron saint Blessed Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Earl Alfred Boyea, Jr.
Emeritus Bishops Carl Frederick Mengeling
Map
Diocese of Lansing map 1.jpg
Website
www.dioceseoflansing.org

The Catholic Diocese of Lansing (Latin: Dioecesis Lansingensis) is located in Lansing, Michigan. It encompasses an area of 6,218 square miles (16,098 square kilometers)[1] including the counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw.[1] It is a suffragan diocese of the ecclesiastical province of Detroit.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Lansing was established May 22, 1937,[1] when it split from Archdiocese of Detroit.[1] On December 19, 1970, part of the diocese, along with territory from the Diocese of Grand Rapids, split to form the new Diocese of Kalamazoo.[1]

Ordinaries[edit]

The ordinary of the Diocese of Lansing is a bishop whose episcopal see is located at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing, Michigan.

The Diocese has had five bishops:

High schools[edit]

* Operates independently and with the blessing of the Diocese.

See also[edit]

St. Mary's Cathedral, Lansing
Arms of Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.svg
Notes
Arms was designed and adopted when the diocese was erected. It was designed in 1937 by Chaignon LaRose.
Adopted
1937
Escutcheon
The arms of the diocese are composed of two lances cross in the form of an X. A Cross moline is found above them. The diocesan arms are blue and silver (white).
Symbolism
Two lances cross in the form of an X play on the name of the See City of Lansing. Also, the city is located at the junction of the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers. Moline cross and it is found in the family arms of the Inghams. The See City is located in Ingham County, Michigan. The diocesan arms are blue and silver (white), and the heraldic colors of the Blessed Virgin, the patroness of diocese and of the cathedral church.

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Coordinates: 42°44′08″N 84°33′22″W / 42.73556°N 84.55611°W / 42.73556; -84.55611