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FACTS ABOUT THE DIOCESE OF LAS VEGAS

The Diocese of Las Vegas comprises five counties -- Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye and White Pine -- and covers 39,683 square miles. The Diocese was established on March 21, 1995, as the Diocese of Las Vegas by his Holiness Pope John Paul II; Canonical Erection of the Diocese on June 28, 1995. Patrons of the Diocese: The Holy Family; Co-Patrons St. Peter and St. Paul.

Statistics updated from 2018 end-of-year reports


Legal Title: The Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, a Corporation Sole


PERSONNEL

Bishop -- 1, Bishop George Leo Thomas, Ph.D.
Bishop Emeritus -- 1, Bishop Joseph A. Pepe, J.C.D.
Bishop in residence -- 1, Bishop Richard B. Higgins, bishop emeritus of the Military Ordinate

Priests

Diocesan Active Priests -- 20
Retired, Sick or Absent -- 17
Diocesan Priests assigned outside of the Diocese -- 2
Retired, Sick or Absent -- 15
Religious Priests Residing in the Diocese -- 26
Extern Priests Residing in the Diocese -- 24
Newly Ordained -- 1
Total Priests in the Diocese -- 87

Permanent Deacons in the Diocese -- 26 


Religious Brothers -- 5 


Religious Sisters -- 5 


PARISHES

Cathedral -- 1
Shrines
-- 1
Missions -- 5 

Parishes -- 28

With Resident Pastors -- 18
Without Resident Pastors -- 12

WELFARE -

Special Centers for Social Services
Number of centers/facilities -- 17

Catholic Hospitals -- 1, with three separate campuses
Number of centers/facilities -- 17

EDUCATION
High School -- 1
High Schools Students -- 1,486
Elementary Schools -- 6
Elementary Schools Students -- 2,059

Religious Education

Seminarians -- 6
High Schools Students -- 3,059
Elementary Schools Students -- 18,140
Catechists --1,705

Full Time Teachers

Priests and Religious -- 2
Lay Teachers -- 212

VITAL STATISTICS


Receptions into the Church:

Infant Baptism Total -- 4,378
Adult Baptism Total -- 161
Received into full Communion -- 312
First Communions -- 4,226
Confirmations -- 2,094

Marriages

Catholic -- 432
Interfaith -- 166

Funerals -- 831


Total Catholic population -- 620,000


Total population -- 2,263,946

More statistical information at the US Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/#

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