Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston

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Diocese of Crookston
Dioecesis Crookstoniensis
Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston.svg
Country  United States
Territory 14 counties in northwestern Minnesota
Ecclesiastical province Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Area 17,210 sq mi (44,600 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
35,780 (14.3%)
Parishes 67
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 31, 1909 (108 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Michael Joseph Hoeppner
Diocese of Crookston map 1.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston (Latin: Dioecesis Crookstoniensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese that covers the northwest section of Minnesota. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Michael Hoeppner. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The See city for the diocese is Crookston. The Cathedral parish of the diocese is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Diocese of Crookston comprises the 14 counties of Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Clearwater, Beltrami, Norman, Mahnomen, Hubbard, Clay and Becker.


The diocese was founded on December 31, 1909 by Saint Pius X. Its territory was taken from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul.[1][2]


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

  1. Timothy J. Corbett (1910–1938)
  2. John Hubert Peschges (1938–1944)
  3. Francis Joseph Schenk (1945–1960)
  4. Lawrence Alexander Glenn (1960–1970)
  5. Kenneth Joseph Povish (1970–1975)
  6. Victor Hermann Balke (1976—2007)
  7. Michael Joseph Hoeppner (2007—Present)

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Crookston". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Crookston". Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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Coordinates: 47°46′27″N 96°36′29″W / 47.77417°N 96.60806°W / 47.77417; -96.60806