Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops

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Diocese of Kamloops
Dioecesis Kamloopsensis
Sacred Heart Cathedral Kamloops.jpg
Country Canada
Territory Central British Columbia
Ecclesiastical province Metropolitan See of Vancouver
Metropolitan 635A Tranquille Road
Kamloops, British Columbia,
V2B 3H5
Area 119,000 km2 (46,000 sq mi)
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
51,900[1] (12.9%)
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 Joseph Phuong Nguyen
Bishop of Kamloops
Metropolitan Archbishop John Michael Miller CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver
Emeritus Bishops David John James Monroe

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 Joseph Phuong Nguyen.

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.




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 ~600 (co-ed)

Catholic elementary schools[edit]

School City Est. Website
Saint Ann's Academy Kamloops 1910
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Kamloops 1962
Saint Ann's Quesnel
Saint James
(Elementary & Middle)
Sacred Heart Williams lake

Religious institutes[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.


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

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