Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa

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Diocese of Tulsa
Dioecesis Tulsensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa.svg
Country United States
Territory Eastern Oklahoma
Ecclesiastical province Oklahoma City
Area 26,417 sq mi (68,420 km2)
- Catholics

56,094 (3.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 13, 1972
Cathedral Holy Family Cathedral
Patron saint Holy Family
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop David Konderla
Metropolitan Archbishop Archbishop Paul Stagg Coakley
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa (Latin: Dioecesis Tulsensis) is a particular church of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic Church in the Ecclesiastical province of Oklahoma City covering the eastern region of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its ecclesiastical territory includes all of 31 counties in eastern Oklahoma, including the most populous county of the group, Tulsa County. The resignation of Bishop Edward James Slattery was accepted on May 13, 2016, and David Konderla named his successor.


Before the diocese was established, it was part of the former Diocese of Oklahoma City-Tulsa, which had been founded in 1905. The Catholic Church in Oklahoma was founded by French Benedictine monks who entered Indian Territory in 1875. St Gregory's Abbey in Shawnee owes its origins to those same Frenchmen.

The Diocese of Tulsa was founded on December 13, 1972, following the division of the former Diocese of Oklahoma City-Tulsa with Oklahoma City maintaining the archbishop.[1] At present, there are a total of 78 parishes (including mission churches) in the 26,417 square miles (68,420 km2) of the diocese.[2] The official news and information publication of the diocese is The Eastern Oklahoma Catholic.


The following is the list of bishops of the diocese and their years of service:

  1. Bernard J. Ganter (1972–1977)
  2. Eusebius Joseph Beltran (1978–1992)
  3. Edward James Slattery (1993–2016)
  4. David Konderla (2016-)


Liturgical institute[edit]

  • Te Deum Institute of Sacred Liturgy[3]



The superintendent of the diocese is Jim Pohlman.

High schools[edit]

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

See: List of the Catholic bishops of the United States#Province of Oklahoma City

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Profile[self-published source]
  2. ^ Profile on Diocesan Website
  3. ^ [1]. Diocese of Tulsa official website. Retrieved April 30, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W / 36.13139°N 95.93722°W / 36.13139; -95.93722