Facts and Figures

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in 146 parishes across 10 counties, a geographic area of 8,800 square miles. The Archdiocese comprises the counties of Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller in the State of Texas. The Archdiocese is divided into four vicariates and 13 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, assisted by Auxiliary Bishop George Sheltz.


Recapitulation of Statistics for 2017

 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.


PERSONNEL

Cardinal: 1

Auxiliary Bishops: 1

Retired Bishops: 2

Diocesan Priests active in Archdiocese: 150

Diocesan Priests active outside Archdiocese: 2

Diocesan Priests in Foreign Missions: 0

Priests: Retired, Sick or Absent: 41

Total Diocesan Priests: 193

Religious Order Priests in Archdiocese: 195

Extern Priests in Archdiocese: 30

Personal Prelature Priests in Archdiocese: 4

Priests of Other Catholic Rites in Archdiocese: 7

Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter: 6

Ordinations: Diocesan Priests: 5

Ordinations: Religious Order Priest: 0

Total Priests: 435

Ordinations: Transitional Deacons: 5

Ordinations: Permanent Deacons: 0

Permanent Deacons in Archdiocese: 411

Total Religious Brothers: 9

Total Women Religious: 406


TOTAL PARISHES

Total Parishes: 146

Resident Pastor, Diocesan Priest: 98

Resident Pastor: Religious Order Priest: 35

Without Resident Pastor, Administer by Priests: 5

Missions: 7

Other Pastoral Centers with permanent assistance (stations): 18

New Parishes created: 0

New Missions created: 0

Reduction of number of parishes: 1


WELFARE

Health Care Centers: 8

Total Assisted: 262,652

Homes for the Aged: 4

Total Assisted: 518

Residential Care of Children: 4

Total Assisted: 1,047

Specialized Homes: 5

Total Assisted: 4,956

Special Centers for Social Services: 10

Total Assisted: 388,588


EDUCATIONAL

Seminaries in Archdiocese: 1

Seminary Students from Archdiocese: 28

Seminary Students from other Dioceses: 55

Diocesan Students in other Seminaries: 20

Religious Seminaries: 5

Religious Students: 13

Total Seminarians: 61

Colleges and Universities: 1

Total Students: 3,312

High Schools, Private: 10

Total Students (9-12): 5,238

Elementary Schools, Diocesan and Parochial: 44

Total Students (PreK-8): 11,942

Elementary Schools, Private: 5

Total Students (PreK-8): 1.942

Religious Ed. Students - High School (9-12): 19,443

Religious Ed. Students - Elementary (PK-8): 63,409

Total Students in Catholic Instruction: 105,298

Teachers in Archdiocese - Priests: 7

Teachers in Archdiocese - Male Religious: 2

Teachers in Archdiocese - Sisters: 26

Teachers in Archdiocese - Lay Teachers: 1,819


VITAL STATISTICS

Infant Baptisms: 11,317

One - Seven-year-old Baptisms: 12,094

Adult Baptisms: 2,686

Received into Full Communion: 783

First Communions: 21,382

Confirmations: 11,599

Marriages - Catholics: 2,897

Marriages - Interfaith: 688

Total Marriages: 3,568

Deaths: 4,052

Total Catholic Population: 1,779,284

Total Population: 6,664,054

Source: The 2017 Archdiocesan Catholic Directory