SIZE: 17th Largest Diocese in the United States.
FOUNDED: April 23, 1847
AREA: Eight (8) counties including Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Summit (Akron),
Lorain (Lorain-Elyria), Lake (Painesville), Geauga (Chardon),Medina (Medina),
Wayne (Wooster) and Ashland (Ashland)...3,414 square Miles.
POPULATION: 710,351 Catholics or 27% of total 8-county population.
CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS:
260 active Diocesan priests
131 retired priests....
24 Extern and Special Assignment priests
99 religious order Priests.
1,035 Women Religious
215 Permanent Deacons
252 Certified Pastoral Ministers.
EL SALVADOR MISSION: Served by four (4) Diocesan Priests and four (4) Sisters and Two (2) lay persons in four (4) parishes. The mission established in 1964.
112 Elementary (31,954 enrolled),
22 Secondary ( 9,999 enrolled).
69 Pre-schools (2,852 enrolled),
14 Head Start (1,305 enrolled).
SOCIAL SERVICES: Catholic Charities of Cleveland---the largest diocesan system of
social services in the world. Annually serves 299,861 people (all denominations)...2.8 million
meals. .65,366 nights of shelter.
The Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon, Bishop of Cleveland. Installed as 10th Bishop of Cleveland on May 15, 2006. Ordained to the priesthood, May 19, 1973. Birth date-March 26, 1947 in Arlington, Massachusetts.
The Most Rev. Roger W. Gries, O.S.B., consecrated as Aux. Bishop of Cleveland on June 7, 2001.
The Most Rev. Anthony M. Pilla, (Emeritus) consecrated as Bishop of Cleveland on January 6, 1981.
Most Rev. A. James Quinn, J.C.D. J.D. V.G (Retired) consecrated Aux. Bishop of
Cleveland on Dec, 5, 1983.
Most Rev. Edward Pevec, Ph.D., V.G (Retired) consecrated Aux. Bishop of Cleveland on July 2, 1982.
CATHEDRAL: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Established 1848. Capacity 1,200.
DIOCESAN STAFF MISSION STATEMENT:
As members of the diocesan staff, we support the bishop in ministering to the people of God by working together to provide vision, leadership and service to continue the mission of Jesus to transform the world. As a community, we are committed to live by these values: Faith, Dignity, Stewardship and Justice.
FOR INFORMATION: The Diocese Communications office 1-216-696-6525 ext. 4460