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PA Catholic Statistics

Source: The 2016 Official Catholic Directory

Parishes

  • Parishes: 997
  • Parishes with Resident Pastor who is a Diocesan Priests: 798
  • Parishes with Resident Pastor who is a Religious Priest: 93
  • Missions: 56
  • New Parishes Created: 2
  • Pastoral Centers: 17

Welfare

  • Catholic Hospitals: 12
  • Total Assisted: 2,033,089
  • Health Care Centers: 5
  • Total Assisted: 320,946
  • Homes for the Aged: 50
  • Total Assisted: 10,042
  • Residential Care of Children: 3
  • Total Assisted: 710
  • Day Care and Extended Day Care Centers: 18
  • Total Assisted: 1,895
  • Specialized Homes: 25
  • Total Assisted: 11,431
  • Special Centers for Social Services: 97
  • Total Assisted: 636,928
  • Residential Care of Disabled: 33
  • Total Assisted: 1,455
  • Other Institutions: 26
  • Total Assisted: 16,968

Education

  • Diocesan Seminaries: 3
  • Religious Seminaries: 4
  • Total Seminarians: 208
  • Colleges and Universities: 24
  • Total Students: 84,872
  • Diocesan and Parish High Schools: 50
  • Total Students: 26,923
  • Private High Schools: 28
  • Total Students: 10,706
  • Diocesan and Parish Elementary Schools: 347
  • Total Students: 88,223
  • Private Elementary Schools: 26
  • Total Students: 5,249
  • Non-residential Schools for the Disabled: 9
  • Total Students: 449
  • Catechesis/Religious Education High School Students: 15,718
  • Catechesis/Religious Education Elementary School Students: 131,991
  • Total Students Under Catholic Instruction: 364,339
  • Priests Teaching in the Dioceses: 70
  • Brothers Teaching in the Dioceses: 25
  • Sisters Teaching in the Dioceses: 271
  • Lay Teachers in the Dioceses: 8,445

 

Personnel

  • Number of Archbishops: 1
  • Number of Residential Bishops: 7
  • Number of Auxiliary Bishops: 5
  • Number of Retired Cardinals: 1
  • Number of Retired Bishops: 11
  • Number of Abbots: 2
  • Number of Diocesan Priests: 1,768
  • Religious Priests in Diocese: 731
  • Total Priests in Diocese: 2,499
  • Extern Priests in Diocese: 44
  • Ordinations of Diocesan Priests: 23
  • Ordinations of Religious Priests: 3
  • Ordinations of Transitional Deacons: 16
  • Ordinations of Permanent Deacons: 104
  • Permanent Deacons: 807
  • Brothers: 179
  • Sisters: 4,767

 

Vital Statistics

  • Infant Baptisms: 25,166
  • Minor Baptisms: 1,300
  • Adult Baptisms: 1,276
  • Received into Full Communion: 1,796
  • First Communions: 27,385
  • Confirmations: 27,044
  • Catholic Marriages: 5,924
  • Interfaith Marriages: 2,574
  • Total Marriages: 8,498
  • Deaths: 32,409
  • Total Catholic Population: 3,295,485
  • Total Population: 12,793,429

 

Percentage of the Population that is Catholic: 26%