Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson

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Diocese of Tucson
Dioecesis Tucsonensis
St. Augustine Cathedral, Tucson, Arizona (3440267859).jpg
St. Augustine Cathedral, Tucson
Location
Country United States
Territory Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal (excluding the territorial boundaries of the Gila River Indian Reservation), Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pima, Yuma, and La Paz in Arizona
Ecclesiastical province Santa Fe
Statistics
Area 42,707 sq mi (110,610 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,689,676
382,123 (22.6%)
Parishes 75
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established May 8, 1897 (117 years ago)
Cathedral St. Augustine Cathedral
Patron saint St. Augustine of Hippo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gerald Frederick Kicanas
Map
Diocese of Tuscon Map.png
Website
diocesetucson.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson (Latin: Dioecesis Tucsonensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southwestern region of the United States. It comprises nine counties of the state of Arizona, making it the fifth largest diocese in the continental United States in terms of area. The counties are Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal (excluding the territorial boundaries of the Gila River Indian Community), Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pima, Yuma, and La Paz. The See city for the diocese is Tucson, Arizona. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The cathedral parish for this diocese is the St. Augustine. The diocese is currently led by its seventh bishop, Most Reverend Gerald Frederick Kicanas.

History[edit]

The See of Tucson was established by Pope Pius IX as the Apostolic Vicariate of Arizona in 1868, taking its territory from the former Diocese of Santa Fe. The See of Tucson was canonically erected by Pope Leo XIII as a diocese on May 8, 1897.[1][2]

The Diocese of Tucson filed bankruptcy in September, 2004. The Diocese of Tucson reached an agreement with the victims of sex abuse, which the bankruptcy judge approved on June 11, 2005, specifying terms that included allowing the diocese reorganization to continue in return for a $22.2 million settlement.

Ordinaries[edit]

High schools[edit]

Other dioceses in Arizona[edit]

Parishes and missions by county[edit]

Cochise County[edit]

  1. Our Lady of Lourdes, Benson
  2. St Andrew the Apostle, Sierra Vista
  3. Our Lady of the Mountains, Sierra Vista
  4. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tombstone
  5. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Willcox
  6. St Jude Thaddeus Parish, Sunsites
  7. St Patrick Parish, Bisbee
  8. St Michael, Naco
  9. St Bernard, Pirtleville
  10. Immaculate Conception, Douglas
  11. St Luke, Douglas

Gila County[edit]

  1. St Philip the Apostle Parish, Payson
  2. St Benedict, Young
  3. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Miami
  4. Holy Angels, Globe
  5. San Carlos Apache Community, San Carlos
  6. St Joseph, Hayden

Graham County[edit]

  1. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Solomonville
  2. St Rose of Lima, Safford
  3. St Martin de Porres, Pima

Greenlee County[edit]

  1. Holy Cross, Morenci
  2. Sacred Heart, Clifton
  3. St Mary, Duncan

La Paz County[edit]

  1. Sacred Heart Parish, Parker
  2. Queen of Peace Mission, Quartzite
  3. St John the Baptist Mission, Wenden
  4. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Mission, Poston

Pima County[edit]

  1. Blessed Kateri Tekakwith Indian Parish, Tucson
  2. Corpus Christi Parish, Tucson
  3. Holy Family Parish, Tucson
  4. Most Holy Trinity Parish, Tucson
  5. Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Tucson
  6. Our Lady of LaVang Vietnamese Catholic Church, Tucson
  7. Our Lady Queen of all Saints Parish, Tucson
  8. Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, Tucson
  9. Queen of Angels Parish, Tucson
  10. Sacred Heart, Tucson
  11. St Ambrose Parish, Tucson
  12. St. Augustine Cathedral, Tucson
  13. St Cyril of Alexandria Parish, Tucson
  14. St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Tucson
  15. St Frances Cabrini Parish, Tucson
  16. St Francis de Sales Parish, Tucson
  17. St John the Evangelist Parish, Tucson
  18. St Joseph Parish, Tucson
  19. St Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, Tucson
  20. St Mark Parish, Tucson
  21. St Melany's Byzantine Church, Tucson
  22. St Monica Parish, Tucson
  23. St Odilia Parish, Tucson
  24. St Pius X Parish, Tucson
  25. Ss Peter and Paul Parish, Tucson
  26. St Thomas More Newman Center, Tucson
  27. St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Tucson
  28. San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson
  29. Santa Catalina Parish, Tucson
  30. Santa Cruz Parish, Tucson
  31. San Martín Mission
  32. Santa Rosa Mission
  33. Cristo Rey Mission
  34. San Ignacio de Loyola Mission
  35. El Senor de los Milagros Mission
  36. San Juan Bautista Mission

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  1. St Christopher Parish, Marana
  2. St Mark Parish, Oro Valley
  3. Immaculate Conception Parish, Ajo
  4. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Sells
  5. San Solano Missions, Topowa
  6. St Augustine Mision, Chuichu
  7. San Jose Mission, Pisenemo
  8. Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Green Valley
  9. St Martin de Porres, Sahuarita
  10. St Rita in the Desert Parish, Vail

Pinal County[edit]

  1. St George Parish, Apache Junction
  2. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Florence
  3. St James Parish, Coolidge
  4. Our Lady of Grace Parish, Maricopa
  5. St Michael the Archangel, Florence
  6. St Anthony of Padua Parish, Casa Grande
  7. St Francis of Assisi Parish, Superior
  8. St Helen of the Cross, Eloy
  9. St Helen, Oracle
  10. St Bartholomew, San Manuel
  11. Blessed Sacrament, Mammoth
  12. Infant Jesus of Prague, Kearny
  13. St Mary Mission, Stanfield

Santa Cruz County[edit]

  1. St Anne Church, Tubac
  2. Most Holy Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Rio Rico
  3. San Felipe de Jesus Church, Nogales
  4. Sacred Heart Church, Nogales
  5. St Therese of Lisieux Parish, Patagonia

Yuma County[edit]

  1. St Jude Thaddeus, San Luis
  2. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Somerton
  3. Immaculate Conception Parish, Yuma
  4. St Francis of Assisi Parish, Yuma
  5. St John Neumann Parish, Yuma
  6. St Joseph Mission, Wellton

References[edit]

[3]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Tucson". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Tucson". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson Welcome

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°12′52″N 110°55′05″W / 32.21444°N 110.91806°W / 32.21444; -110.91806