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Statistics

The data below is for 2015 unless otherwise noted.

Personnel

Bishop: 1
Auxiliary Bishop: 0
Retired Bishop: 1
Priests Active in Diocese: 57
Priests Active Outside Diocese: 1
Priests Retired, Sick, Absent: 71
Number of Diocesan Priests: 128
Religious Priests in Diocese: 33
Extern Priests in Diocese: 8
Permanent Deacons in Diocese: 40
Total Brothers: 16
Total Sisters: 226

Professional Ministry Personnel

Sisters: 3
Lay Ministers: 39

Ordinations in 2016

Diocesan Priests: 1
Transitional Deacons: 0
Permanent Deacons: 0

Parishes

Total Parishes: 55 (July 2016)

Education

Diocesan Students in other Seminaries : 7

Total Seminarians: 7

Colleges & Universities : 1

Total Students: 3,077

Diocesan High Schools : 1

Total Students: 197

Private High Schools: 1 (July 2016)

Total Students: 470

Diocesan Elementary Schools : 10

Total Students: 1,911

Private Elementary Schools : 1

Total Students: 220

Teachers in Diocese

Priests: 2
Sisters: 1
Lay Teachers: 258

Catechesis & Religious Education

High School Students: 650
Elementary Students: 4,239
Total Students Under Catholic Instruction: 10,914

Welfare

Catholic Hospitals: 3
Total Assisted: 915,242

Homes for the Aged : 5

Total Assisted: 1,804

Day-Care Centers: 2

Total Assisted: 222

Special Centers for Social Services and Assistance: 3
(Hotline centers, food distribution, homeless centers, counseling,etc.)

Total Assisted: 1,417

Residential Care of Those with Disabilities: 7

Total Assisted: 629

Other Institutions: 4

Total Assisted: 1,984

Vital Statistics

Infant Baptisms: 1,074
Minor Baptism (ages 7-17): 86
Adult Baptisms: 87
Received into Full Communion: 107
First Communions: 1,439
Confirmations: 1,518
Deaths: 2,564 

Marriages: Catholic: 290, Interfaith: 172, Total: 462

Did you know...

There are 279,159 self-identifying Catholics in Maine (www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/state/maine/).

There are 68.2 million Catholics in the United States (22% of the U.S. population), and 1.07 billion Catholics in the world (17% of the population).

In the United States alone, there are 195 archdioceses / dioceses.