Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 5:15

Hours

(217) 698-8500

Phone

1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

About the Diocese

Demographic Profile of the Diocese

Established as a diocese in 1853, the Diocese of Springfield serves more 125,000 Catholics in 28 counties in Central Illinois, a geographic area of 15,139 square miles. The diocese is divided into six deaneries. This local church is pastored by the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Catholic Population

  • 125,999

Parishes

  • Number of Parishes: 129*
  • Baptisms: 1,615
  • First Communions: 1,717
  • Confirmations: 2,014
  • Weddings: 475
  • Funerals: 1,595

* Current

Catholic Education

Catholic Schools

  • Elementary schools: 36
  • Secondary schools: 7
  • Elementary school enrollment: 8,038
  • Secondary school enrollment: 2,222

Religious Education

  • Enrollment in elementary school programs: 1,500
  • Enrollment in secondary school programs: 955

Seminary System

  • 16 seminiarians at 4 seminaries

Catholic Colleges and Universities

  • 1 Catholic university serving 1,098 students

Catholic Hospitals

  • 8 Catholic hospitals
  • 743,271 people assisted annually

Diocesan Clergy

  • Diocesan Priests (including active and retired) 104
  • Extern Diocesan Priests: 14
  • Religious Priests: 33
  • Permanent Deacons: 50
  • Extern Permanent Deacons: 4

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