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General Information: Archdiocese of Denver
How large is the Catholic population in the Archdiocese of Denver?
The total number of registered Catholics in the Archdiocese of Denver reaches 549,325, which accounts for 16.4% of a general population totalling approximately three million people.
How many clergy and religious serve the archdiocese?
Cardinals - 1
Archbishops - 1
Bishops - 1
Retired archbishops - 1
Abbots - 1
Total diocesan priests - 191
Religious order priests - 104
Extern priests - 23
Total priests in archdiocese - 320
Total deacons - 188
Total brothers - 15
Total sisters - 272
Seminarians - 78
How do I find information about becoming a seminarian?
Those interested in the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary can visit www.sjvdenver.org or call 303-282-3429
How many parishes are located in the archdiocese?
The Archdiocese of Denver is composed of 119 parishes. For locations, Mass times, and other parish information, click here.
Are there any Catholic hospitals in the archdiocese?
Yes, the Archdiocese of Denver is blessed to have four health care facilities which provide medical assistance to over 300,000 patients annually. These hospitals include:
How many Catholic schools are in the archdiocese?
There are a total of 45 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver: two diocesan high schools, five private high schools, 36 diocesan elementary schools and 2 private elementary schools. For a complete list of schools, including locations and grades taught, please visit the Office of Catholic Schools
How can I find religious education for lay adults in the Archdiocese of Denver?
There are numerous options for adults seeking a Catholic religious education in the Archdiocese of Denver.
The archdiocese operates a Catechetical School that serves those seeking provide instruction in Catholic doctrine, Scripture and Christian living and The Catholic Biblical School which helps educate those looking for a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith through Sacred Scripture.
There is also a Masters program offered through Denver's Augustine Institute, which awards master’s degrees in Sacred Scripture, Evangelization and Catechesis, and Catholic Youth Ministry.