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General statistics and the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

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Mission Statement: To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming and sending disciples to go and make new disciples. As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.

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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 2014

Total number of parishes: 198
Registered Catholics: 568,448
Total population in southeastern Wisconsin: 2,335,234

Sacramental information - current as of November 2014

Baptisms: 6,249 (5,874 infants; 333 children between ages one and seven; 170 adults)
First Eucharist (Communions): 6,530
Confirmations: 5,020
Marriages: 1,512 (Catholic 1,107; Interfaith 405)
Deaths: 4,735

Religious Personnel - current as of November 2014

Diocesan Priests: 322
    Active:     166 - (11 released to other dioceses; 2 foreign mission)
    Retired:  156 - (Includes those on study or other leave; unassignable)
Religious Order/Extern Priests: 370
Religious Order Brothers: 82
Women Religious: 994
Permanent Deacons: 187

Diocesan Seminary - current as of November 2014

Saint Francis de Sales Seminary
    Number of seminarians: 31

Catholic Education - current as of November 2014

    Catholic elementary schools: 92
    Elementary school enrollment: 23,664

   Catholic high schools: 15
   High school enrollment: 7,108

   Catholic colleges and universities: 5
   College and university enrollment: 21,845   

Religious Education - current as of November 2014

    Elementary school program enrollment: 21,672
    High school program enrollment: 10,953

Other Catholic Entities - current as of November 2014

    Catholic Hospitals: 12
    Catholic Cemeteries: 9

Source: Chancery Office-Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Listed figures were submitted for the 2015 Official Catholic Directory published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New Providence, NJ (unless indicated otherwise).

Page updated November 16, 2015

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

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408