Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis
|Diocese of Memphis
|Ecclesiastical province||Archdiocese of Louisville|
|Established||June 20, 1970|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception|
|Bishop||Martin David Holley
Bishop of Memphis
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Joseph Edward Kurtz
Archbishop of Louisville
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis (Latin: Dioecesis Memphitana in Tennesia) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Tennessee. It was founded on June 20, 1970, when Pope Paul VI removed the counties in the state west of the Tennessee River from the Diocese of Nashville, which, prior to that time, encompassed the entire state.
The diocese is broken into two deaneries, the Memphis Deanery comprising Shelby County and the Jackson Deanery which encompassed the other 20 counties in the diocese. Currently, there are 28 parishes in the Memphis Deanery, 14 parishes and 5 missions in the Jackson Deanery.
The following is a list of Ordinaries (Bishops of the Diocese) of Memphis, along with their dates of service:
- Carroll Thomas Dozier (1970–1982)
- James Francis Stafford (1982–1986)
- Daniel M. Buechlein (1987–1992)
- J. Terry Steib (1993—2016)
- Martin David Holley (2016—)
Other priest of this diocese who became bishop
- James Peter Sartain appointed Bishop of Little Rock in 2000 and is currently serving as Archbishop of Seattle.
There is one Catholic University within the geographic boundaries of the Diocese:
There are a total of 28 primary and secondary schools with a total of more than 8000 students. The High Schools include:
- Christian Brothers High School, Memphis
- Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School, Memphis
- Memphis Catholic High School, Memphis
- St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School, Memphis
- Saint Benedict at Auburndale High School, Cordova (Memphis)
- Sacred Heart of Jesus High School*, Jackson
- * Operates independently and with the blessing of the Bishop.
- Bishop Byrne High School, Memphis
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- List of the Catholic dioceses of the United States
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis Official Site
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Memphis". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.