Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Mission and Vision 

About the Diocese

The Diocese of Ogdensburg, which covers 12,036 square miles, was established by Pope Pius IX on February 16, 1872. It currently has 55 active Diocesan Priests, 38 Retired and Disabled Priests, 7 priests belonging to Religious Institutes, 0 Priests working or studying outside the Diocese, 76 Permanent Deacons, 4 Brothers, 85 Sisters and 812 Lay Ministers.

The Diocese has 93 Parishes and 7 Missions. They are comprised of 111 Worship Sites, 22 Parochial Oratories, 10 Elementary Schools, 2 High Schools, and 1 Nursing Home.

The Catholic population is 90,470 out of a total of 493,800.

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)