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Recapitulation of Statistics for 2014

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Established in 1847
Elevated to Archdiocese in 2004
Square Miles = 8,880

Re-designated Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Dec. 29, 2004.
The Archdiocese comprises the counties of Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller in the State of Texas.

Cardinal1 Seminaries in Archdiocese1
Auxiliary Bishops1 Seminary Students from Archdiocese28
Retired Bishops2 Seminary Students from other Dioceses51
Diocesan Priests active in Archdiocese151 Diocesan Students in other Seminaries26
Diocesan Priests active outside Archdiocese0 Religious Seminaries5
Diocesan Priests in Foreign Missions0 Religious Students6
Priests: Retired, Sick or Absent37    Total Seminarians60
Total Diocesan Priests188   
Religious Order Priests in Archdiocese195 Colleges and Universities1
Extern Priests in Archdiocese32      Total Students3,522
Personal Prelature Priests in Archdiocese5 High Schools, Diocesan/Parochial0
Priests of Other Catholic Rites in Archdiocese7      Total Students (9-12)0
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter 6 High School, Private10
    Total Priests441      Total Students4,992
Ordinations: Diocesan Priests3 Junior High Schools, Diocesan & Parochial0
Ordinations: Religious Order Priest 0      Total Student0
Ordinations: Transitional Deacons  Elementary School, Diocesan/Parochial45
Ordinations: Permanent Deacons0      Total Students12,328
Permanent Deacons in Archdiocese386 Elementary School/Private6
Total Brothers112      Total Student2,189
Total Sisters449 Non-Residential Schools for Handicapped0
        Total Student0
 Religious Education High School Students18,278
Resident Pastor - Diocesan Priest104 Religious Education Elementary Students64,423
Resident Pastor - Religious Order Priest38 
Without Resident Pastor - Administer by Priests3 Total Students under Catholic Instruction105,792
Missions7 Teachers in Archdiocese: Priests12
Other Pastoral Centers with permanent assistance (stations)18 Teachers in Archdiocese: Scholastics0
New Parishes Created0 Teachers in Archdiocese: Male Religious0
New Missions Created0 
Reduction in Number of Parishes0 Teachers in Archdiocese: Sisters29
   Teachers in Archdiocese: Lay Teachers1,836
Homes for the Aged4 VITAL STATISTICS 
    Total Assisted
514 Infant Baptisms10,586
Residential Care of Children4 1- to 7-year-olds: Baptisms11,557
     Total Assisted885 Adult Baptisms2,172
Specialized Homes5 Received into Full Communion809
     Total Assisted12,695 First Communions21,084
Special Centers for Social Services10 Confirmations11,874
     Total Assisted298,083298,083 Marriages: Catholic2,615
   Marriages: Interfaith702
   Total Marriages3,326
   Total Catholic Population1,685,730
   Total Population6,473,316