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Statistics

The data below is for 2019 unless otherwise noted.

Personnel

Bishop: 1
Auxiliary Bishop: 0
Retired Bishop: 0
Priests Active in Diocese: 44
Priests Active Outside Diocese: 1
Priests Retired, Sick, Absent: 65
Number of Diocesan Priests: 107
Religious Priests in Diocese: 35
Extern Priests in Diocese: 13
Permanent Deacons in Diocese: 49
Total Brothers: 12
Total Sisters: 174

Professional Ministry Personnel

Sisters: 3
Lay Ministers: 39

Ordinations in 2019

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

Parishes

Total Parishes: 54

Education

Diocesan Students in other Seminaries : 10

Total Seminarians: 10

Colleges & Universities : 1

Total Students: 2,165

Diocesan High Schools : 1

Total Students: 144

Private High Schools: 1

Total Students: 360

Diocesan Elementary Schools : 9

Total Students: 1,408

Private Elementary Schools : 1

Total Students: 225

Teachers in Diocese

Priests:0
Sisters: 1
Lay Teachers: 182

Catechesis & Religious Education

High School Students: 382
Elementary Students: 2,838
Total Students Under Catholic Instruction: 7,532

Welfare

Catholic Hospitals: 2
Total Assisted: 532,785

Homes for the Aged : 3

Total Assisted: 1,331

Day-Care Centers: 2

Total Assisted: 299

Specialized Homes: 4
(For substance use disorders, halfway homes, physically abused children or adults, AIDS/ARC, ex-offenders, pregnant women, runaway youths)

Total Assisted: 641

Special Centers for Social Services and Assistance: 1
(Hotline centers, food distribution, homeless centers, counseling,etc.)

Total Assisted: 597

Residential Care of Those with Disabilities: 0

Total Assisted: 0

Other Institutions: 6

Total Assisted: 597

Vital Statistics

Infant Baptisms: 784
Minor Baptism (ages 7-17): 74
Adult Baptisms: 68
Received into Full Communion: 178
First Communions: 940
Confirmations: 1,000
Deaths: 2,353
Marriages: Catholic: 250, Interfaith: 91, Total: 341

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.