Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops

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Diocese of Kamloops
Dioecesis Kamloopsensis
Sacred Heart Cathedral Kamloops.jpg
Location
Country  Canada
Territory Central British Columbia
Ecclesiastical province Vancouver
Statistics
Area 119,000 km2 (46,000 sq mi)
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
51,900[1] (12.9%)
Information
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 J. Michael Miller
Archbishop of Vancouver
Emeritus Bishops David Monroe
Website
http://www.rcdk.org/

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.

Ordinaries[edit]

Churches[edit]

100 Mile House

  • St.Jude's

Armstrong

  • St. Joseph's
  • St. John's, Falkland

Ashcroft

  • St. Gerard's

Barriere

  • St. George's
  • St. John Baptist, Chu Chua - First Nations

Blue River

  • Our Lady of the Snows

Cache Creek

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre
  • Big Bar, Bonaparte, Deadman's Creek - First Nations

Cariboo - First Nation Parishes

  • Chilcotin
  • Shuswap

Celista (Scotch Creek)

  • Angel of Peace

Chase

  • Blessed Sacrament

Clearwater

  • St. James

Clinton

  • St Peter's

Coldstream

  • Our Lady of the Valley

Enderby

  • St. Ann's
  • St. Mary's Reserve - First Nations

Kamloops

Lillooet

  • St. John the Baptist parish
  • St. Ann's, Lytton
  • Bridge River, Seton Portage - First Nations
  • Fountain, Pavilion, Skeetchestn - First Nations

Logan Lake

  • St. Michael's

Lumby

  • Sacred Heart

Merritt

  • Sacred Heart
  • Quilchena, Coldwater - First Nations
  • Douglas Lake, Shulus - First Nations

Pemberton

  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Christopher's, Mount Currie - First Nations

Quesnel

  • St. Ann's

Salmon Arm

  • St. Joseph's

Sicamous

  • Our Lady of Fatima

Sorrento

  • Our Lady of the Lake

Valemount

  • Good Shepherd

Vernon

  • St. James
  • Our Lady of the Valley, Coldstream
  • St. Theresa's, Okanagan Reserve - First Nations
  • St. Benedict's, Okanagan Reserve - First Nations

Whistler

Williams Lake

  • Sacred Heart
  • Sugar Cane, BC - First Nations
  • Soda Creek, BC - First Nations

Education[edit]

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 http://www.st-anns.ca/ ~600 (co-ed)

Catholic elementary schools[edit]

School City Est. Website
Saint Ann's Academy Kamloops 1910 http://www.st-anns.ca/
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Kamloops 1962 http://www.olphschool.ca/
Saint Ann's Quesnel http://www.stannsschool.ca/
Saint James
(Elementary & Middle)
Vernon http://www.stjamesvernon.com/
Sacred Heart Williams lake http://www.sacredheartwl.com

Religious institutes[edit]

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

Publications[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy - Statistics section - retrieved April 28, 2009
  2. ^ "Patrons Of The Diocese". RCDK.org. Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 

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