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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 December 2010


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


PERSONNEL

Bishop -- 1

Priests

Diocesan Active Priests -- 19
Diocesan Priests working or studying outside the Diocese -- 3
Retired, Sick or Absent -- 15
Religious Priests Residing in the Diocese -- 18
Extern Priests Residing in the Diocese -- 34
Newly Ordained -- 0
Total Priests in the Diocese -- 90

Permanent Deacons in the Diocese -- 32


Religious Brothers -- 3


Religious Sisters -- 0


Lay Ministers -- 28


PARISHES

Shrines -- 1

Missions -- 6


Parishes -- 29

With Resident Pastors -- 11
Without Resident Pastors -- 18

WELFARE -

Charitable and Social Institutions
Number assisted annually -- 7.5M

Special Centers for Social Services

Number of centers/facilities -- 21

St. Therese Center

Number assisted annually -- 4,587

Catholic Hospitals -- 1

EDUCATION
1 High School
High Schools Students -- 1,268
7 Elementary Schools
Elementary Schools Students -- 2,704

Religious Education

Seminarians -- 7
High Schools Students -- 3,274
Elementary Schools Students -- 9,775
Total Students under Catholic Instruction --17,028

Full Time Teachers

Priests -- 1
Lay Teachers -- 229

VITAL STATISTICS


Receptions into the Church:

Infant Baptism Total -- 5,967
Minor (ages 7-17) Baptism Total -- 765
Adult Baptism Total -- 168
Received into full Communion -- 312
First Communions -- 4,177
Confirmations -- 1,664

Marriages

Catholic -- 436
Interfaith -- 129
Total Marriages -- 565

Deaths -- 948


Total Catholic population -- 643,900


Total population -- 1,95M


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

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