Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont

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Diocese of Beaumont
Dioecesis Bellomontensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont.svg
Country United States
Territory The counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, and Tyler in southeast Texas
Ecclesiastical province Galveston-Houston
Area 7,878 sq mi (20,400 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
79,516 (12.6%)
Parishes 44
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 25, 1966 (50 years ago)
Cathedral Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica
Patron saint St. Anthony of Padua
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Curtis Guillory
Diocese of Beaumont in Texas.jpg
St. Anthony Cathedral-Basilica

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont (Latin: Dioecesis Bellomontensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nine counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica serves as the cathedral church.


On September 29, 1966, Pope Paul VI established the diocese. Its first bishop was the Most Rev. Vincent Madeley Harris, D.D.[1][2]


The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. The Most Rev. Vincent Madeley Harris, D.D. (1966–1971)
  2. The Most Rev. Warren L. Boudreaux, D.D. (1971–1977)
  3. The Most Rev. Bernard J. Ganter, D.D. (1977–1993)
  4. The Most Rev. Joseph A. Galante, D.D. (1994–2000)
  5. The Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory, D.D. (2000–Present)

Catholic schools[edit]


  • ACTS Community
  • African-American Ministry
  • Continuing Education
  • Apostleship of the Sea
  • Criminal Justice Ministry
  • Family Life Ministry
  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Holy Family Retreat Center
  • Lifelong Catholic Formation/Education
  • Permanent Diaconate
  • Stewardship, Communication and Development
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Tribunal
  • Vocations
  • Worship
  • Youth Ministry
  • Campus Ministry


  1. ^ "Diocese of Beaumont". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Beaumont". Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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Arms of Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont
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Arms was designed and adopted when the diocese was erected
The diocesan arms consists of a blue field on which is seen, issuing from the base of the shield, a golden (yellow) hill. On this hill is a golden (yellow) vase that is charged with Chi Rho in red. Above the vase are a silver (white) star between two silver (white) roses.
The golden (yellow) hill is to cant, or play on, the name of the see city of Beaumont: "beautiful hill." This vase is to signify an oil vial, such as would be used to store the sacred oils that are used in the administration of the sacraments. It is through such oils, blessed from above, that are a means by which salvation is dispensed to God's holy people. The vase also refers to the vast reserves of oil that constitute the basis for the region's best-known industry.

Above the vase are a silver (white) star between two silver (white) roses. The star is taken from the flag and seal of the great State of Texas, "The Lone Star State," and the roses are taken from the arms of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston from which the Diocese of Beaumont was erected in 1966.

Coordinates: 30°04′48″N 94°07′36″W / 30.08000°N 94.12667°W / 30.08000; -94.12667