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Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie is composed of the thirteen counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania with a Catholic population of about 222,000. Geographically, it is the largest diocese in the state covering 10,167 square miles. The diocese is primarily rural (farm lands, fields and forests) with one large city, Erie (the See city) and two medium metropolitan areas of Sharon and Meadville.

Serving the diocese are 108 active priests, 36 retired priests as well as 76 permanent deacons and 220 women religious living in the diocese. We are educating 5,599 students in elementary, middle and high schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Our religious education programs involved 6,900 elementary and secondary children and youth, including confirmation students.

The Diocese of Erie welcomed 995 people in baptism this past year while 1,906 members of our parish families were called home to God this past year. These facts tell you a little about what we are as a Church.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie is composed of the thirteen counties of Northwestern Pennsylvania with a Catholic population of about 222,000. Geographically, it is the largest diocese in the state covering 10,167 square miles. The diocese is primarily rural (farm lands, fields and forests) with one large city, Erie (the See city) and two medium metropolitan areas of Sharon and Meadville.

Serving the diocese are 108 active priests, 36 retired priests as well as 76 permanent deacons and 220 women religious living in the diocese. We are educating 5,599 students in elementary, middle and high schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Our religious education programs involved 6,900 elementary and secondary children and youth, including confirmation students.

The Diocese of Erie welcomed 995 people in baptism this past year while 1,906 members of our parish families were called home to God this past year. These facts tell you a little about what we are as a Church.