Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

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

It is currently served by 50 active diocesan priests, 5 priests belonging to religious institutes and 6 priests belonging to other dioceses, 32 retired or disabled priests and 1 retired priest working outside the diocese. It is also blessed with 87 permanent deacons, 3 brothers, 79 sisters and 754 commissioned lay ministers. The diocese is comprised of 86 parishes and 5 missions made up of 111 worship sites, 20 parochial oratories, 2 high schools, 10 elementary schools and 1 nursing home.

The Catholic population is 86,182 out of a total of 427,209.