Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Mission and Vision 

About the Diocese

The Diocese of Ogdensburg, covering an area of 12,036 square miles, was established by Pope Pius IX on February 16, 1872. 

The diocese is comprised of 78 parishes and 3 mission parishes made up of 101 worship sites, 16 parochial oratories, 2 high schools, 7 elementary schools and 1 nursing home. Catholics are served by 49 active diocesan priests, 9 priests belonging to religious institutions, and 5 priests belonging to other dioceses. At Fort Drum, 2 priests of the Archdiocese for Military Services serve as chaplains. We have 37 retired and disabled diocesan priests, many continue to minister in various roles. We are blessed with 1 transitional deacon, 96 permanent deacons, 66 religious sisters and 753 commissioned lay ministers. 

The Catholic population in the Diocese is 71,905, 18.2% of the total population within the Diocese. 

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Pastoral Letter :  "Find Your Home in Christ"

Printable Proclamation of the Pastoral Vision of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

Four Vision Statements

   Diocesan Vision for Parish Youth ministry (PDF) 
   Family Catechesis for the Seven Sacraments (PDF) 
   Living Stones Planning Committee 2016 report (PDF)      
   Historical Perspective (PDF)      
   Key Data (PDF)      
   Meeting Pastoral Needs Part 1 (PDF)      
   Meeting Pastoral Needs Part 2 (PDF)      
   Meeting Pastoral Needs Part 3 (PDF)      
   Meeting Pastoral Needs Part 4 (PDF) 
   Vocation Awareness Plan (PDF)