By our baptism we are called to share in the mission of Jesus Christ here in southeastern Wisconsin. As such, we pledge to proclaim the Good News to all who seek God’s love and salvation.

About Us

General Statistics

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee was established on November 28, 1843, and was created an archbishopric on February 12, 1875.

The archdiocese covers 4,758 square miles in southeast Wisconsin and includes the following counties: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

Parishes - current as of November 2013

Total number of parishes: 204
Registered Catholics: 591,890
Total population in southeastern Wisconsin: 2,332,085

Sacramental information - current as of November 2013

Baptisms: 6,249 (5,758 infants; 297 children between ages one and seven; 194 adults)
First Eucharist (Communions): 6,779
Confirmations: 5,034
Marriages: 1,647 (Catholic 1,164; Interfaith 483)
Deaths: 4,940

Religious Personnel - current as of November 2013

Diocesan Priests: 326
    Active:     172 - (11 released to other dioceses; 2 foreign mission)
    Retired:  154 - (Includes those on study or other leave; unassignable)
Religious Order/Extern Priests: 358
Religious Order Brothers: 73
Women Religious: 935
Permanent Deacons: 180

Diocesan Seminary - current as of November 2013

Saint Francis de Sales Seminary
    Number of seminarians: 31

Catholic Education - current as of November 2013

    Catholic elementary schools: 96
    Elementary school enrollment: 25,171

   Catholic high schools: 13
   High school enrollment: 6,398

   Catholic colleges and universities: 5
   College and university enrollment: 22,999
   View a list of Catholic colleges and universities.

Religious Education - current as of November 2013

    Elementary school program enrollment: 24,038
    High school program enrollment: 11,601

Other Catholic Entities - current as of Autumn 2011

    Catholic Hospitals: 10
    Catholic Cemeteries: 8

Source: Chancery Office-Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Listed figures were submitted for the 2012 Official Catholic Directory published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New Providence, NJ (unless indicated otherwise).

Page updated April 1, 2014

Contact the central office:

Archdiocese of Milwaukee
3501 S. Lake Dr.
P.O. Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
Phone: 414-769-3300
1-800-769-9373
Fax: 414-769-3408

Donate to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal

Christ at the Core

Contributions to the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal are restricted for use in four key areas of ministry:

  • serving families
  • strengthening parishes
  • supporting schools
  • forming priests and parish leaders
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
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Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408

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