Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo

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Diocese of San Angelo
Dioecesis Angeliana
Diocese of San Angelo coat of arms.jpg
Country  United States
Territory 29 counties (Central and West Texas)
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas
- Catholics

82,734 (13.8%)
Denomination Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established October 16, 1961
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Patron saint St. Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Michael Sis
Diocese of San Angelo in Texas.jpg

The Diocese of San Angelo (Latin: Dioecesis Angeliana) is a Catholic diocese of the Roman Rite covering 29 counties throughout Central and West Texas. It was founded on October 16, 1961. The diocese is a suffragan diocese overseen by the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Antonio.

On December 12, 2013, Pope Francis named Msgr. Michael J. Sis as the diocese's new bishop, and he was ordained bishop and installed on January 27, 2014.[1]


Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Encompassing some 37,433 square miles (96,950 km2), the diocese comprises the following 29 counties: Andrews, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Martin, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Pecos, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, and Upton.

Major cities located in the diocese are Abilene, Big Spring, Brownwood, Fort Stockton, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, and Sweetwater.


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

  1. Thomas Joseph Drury (1961–1965)
  2. Thomas Ambrose Tschoepe (1966–1969)
  3. Stephen Aloysius Leven (1969–1979)
  4. Joseph Anthony Fiorenza (1979–1984)
  5. Michael David Pfeifer (1985–2013)
  6. Michael Sis (2014–present)

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Coordinates: 31°27′11″N 100°27′09″W / 31.45306°N 100.45250°W / 31.45306; -100.45250