Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts

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Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts

Dioecesis Campifontis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts.svg
Location
CountryUnited States
TerritoryWestern Massachusetts
Ecclesiastical provinceBoston
MetropolitanBoston
Coordinates42°06′19″N 72°35′07″W / 42.10528°N 72.58528°W / 42.10528; -72.58528Coordinates: 42°06′19″N 72°35′07″W / 42.10528°N 72.58528°W / 42.10528; -72.58528
Statistics
Area2,822 sq mi (7,310 km2)
Population
- Catholics

235,000 (28.9%)
Parishes81
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 14, 1870
CathedralSt. Michael's Cathedral
Patron saintSaint Michael
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMitchell T. Rozanski
Metropolitan ArchbishopSeán Patrick O'Malley
Bishops emeritusThomas L. Dupré
Timothy A. McDonnell
Map
Diocese of Springfield (Massachusetts) map 1.jpg
Website
Diocese website
St Michael's Cathedral

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts (Latin: Dioecesis Campifontis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the New England region of the United States comprising the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Pope Pius IX erected the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts by canon June 14, 1870, in territory taken from the present-day Archdiocese of Boston.

The Basilica of St. Stanislaus in Chicopee is under the circumscription of the diocese.[1]

Suppression and closure of parishes[edit]

Following a decline in parish membership and attendance at weekly Mass, many churches in the diocese have been merged or closed. As of 2010, 65 churches had been closed, with 13 of those buildings housing new congregations created by mergers.[2]

Bishops[edit]

Bishops and their terms of service:

  1. Patrick Thomas O'Reilly (1870-1892)
  2. Thomas Daniel Beaven (1892-1920)
  3. Thomas Michael O'Leary (1921-1949)
  4. Christopher Joseph Weldon (1950-1977)
  5. Joseph Francis Maguire (1977-1992) (coadjutor, 1976-1977)
  6. John Aloysius Marshall (1992-1994)
  7. Thomas Ludger Dupré (1995-2004)
  8. Timothy Anthony McDonnell (2004–2014)
  9. Mitchell Thomas Rozanski (2014-Present)

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

  • Leo Edward O'Neil, appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Manchester
  • Thomas Ludger Dupré (1990-2005)

Other priests of this diocese who became Bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]

Closed:

Schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basilicas: USA -82". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield puts closed churches on the market

External links[edit]