Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont

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Diocese of Beaumont
Dioecesis Bellomontensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory The counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, and Tyler in southeast Texas
Ecclesiastical province Galveston-Houston
Statistics
Area 7,878 sq mi (20,400 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
630,000
79,516 (12.6%)
Parishes 44
Information
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
Map
Diocese of Beaumont in Texas.jpg
Website
www.dioceseofbmt.org
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.

History[edit]

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

Ordinaries[edit]

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]

Ministries[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

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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