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 84 parishes and 3 mission parishes made up of 102 worship sites, 16 parochial oratories, 2 high schools, 8 elementary schools and 1 nursing home. Catholics are served by 50 active diocesan priests, 9 priests belonging to religious institutions, and 7 priests belonging to other dioceses. At Fort Drum, 3 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 2 transitional deacons, 84 permanent deacons, 71 religious sisters and 752 commissioned lay ministers. 

The Catholic population in the Diocese is 78,835, 20% of the total population within the Diocese.  

Four Vision Statements

YOUTH MINISTRY:        
   Diocesan Vision for Parish Youth ministry (PDF) 
FAMILY CATECHESIS      
   Family Catechesis for the Seven Sacraments (PDF) 
LIVING STONES      
   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) 
VOCATIONAL AWARENESS  
   Vocation Awareness Plan (PDF)