Archdiocese of Chicago
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Facts & Figures
For the Year Ending 2013

ARCHDIOCESAN OVERVIEW

Statistics Reported for the Year Ending 2013

The Archdiocese of Chicago serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in Cook and Lake counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 31 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, assisted by six Episcopal Vicars, each responsible for a vicariate (region).

CATHOLIC POPULATION:

  • 2,203,000
  • Catholic Population as percentage of total population of Cook and Lake counties: 37%

Racial/Ethnic composition of Catholic Population of Archdiocese:

  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic: 44%
  • Black: 3%
  • Asian/other: 5%
  • Multi Racial: 1%

PARISHES:

  • Number of Parishes: 356
  • Baptisms: 31,725
  • First Communions: 26,301
  • Confirmations: 21,417
  • Weddings: 5,801
  • Funerals: 12,912

Scheduled Masses

  • Weekend Masses Scheduled in Parishes and Missions: 1,694
  • English: 1,267
  • Spanish: 287
  • Polish: 94
  • Other Languages: 46

CATHOLIC EDUCATION:

Catholic Schools

  • Elementary schools: 207
    Secondary schools: 37
    Elementary school enrollment: 60,595
  • Secondary school enrollment: 23,228

Religious Education (2012 – 2013)

  • Enrollment in elementary school programs: 87,989
  • Enrollment in secondary school programs: 4,209

Seminary System

  • St. Joseph College Seminary
    Enrollment: 41
  • Mundelein Seminary
    Enrollment: 192
  • Bishop Abramowicz: 3
    Casa Jesús: 11

Catholic Colleges & Universities

  • 5 Catholic colleges and universities serving 49,000 students

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

  • 1.2 million people served
  • 150+ types of services
  • 160+ locations

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

  • 46 Catholic cemeteries
  • 16,000 annual interments

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

  • 17 Catholic hospitals
  • 2.6 million people assisted annually

Year of Strong Catholic Parents

July 2013-June 2014

The goal of the third year of the Strategic Pastoral Plan was to create a family and home life that fosters knowledge of faith, prayer, and service in the world. Resources for pastors and parish staffs allowed them to strengthen connections with parents, particularly when they presented their children for Sacraments of Initiation. Electronic resources provided direct contact with parents, active or inactive in the Church highlighting their responsibility to raise their children in the Catholic faith.

DIOCESAN PRIESTS, DEACONS, WOMEN AND MEN RELIGIOUS, AND LAY PERSONNEL IN THE ARCHDIOCESE

  • Diocesan Priests (including active and retired): 771
  • Religious Priests: 674
  • Religious Brothers: 235
  • Women Religious: 1,676
  • Deacons: 534
  • Certified Pastoral Associates: 110
  • Pastoral Ministers: 460
  • Full-time Teachers and Administrators in Archdiocesan School System:
    • Elementary Schools: 3,764
    • Secondary Schools: 1,592
    • Total: 5,356
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