Mission Statement of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
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.
Declaración de la misión de la Arquidiócesis de Milwaukee
Proclamar el Evangelio de la muerte salvadora y resurrección de Jesucristo a través del llamamiento, formación y envío de discípulos para ir y hacer nuevos discípulos.
Como pueblo, estamos llamados a encontrarnos con Jesús y crecer como discípulos a través de la vida sacramental de la Iglesia.
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 2018
Total number of parishes: 193
Registered Catholics: 543,155
Total population in southeastern Wisconsin: 2,354,807
Sacramental information - current as of November 2018
Baptisms: 5,360 [4,812 (ages 0 to 7); 347 (ages 8-17); 201 (age 18 and over)]
First Eucharist: 5,293
Marriages: 1,404 [1,083 (Catholic); 321 (Interfaith)]
Religious Personnel - current as of November 2018
Diocesan Priests: 292
Active: 140 - (12 released to other dioceses; 1 foreign mission)
Retired: 152 - (Includes senior priests; unassignable)
Religious Order/Extern Priests: 394
Religious Order Brothers: 65
Women Religious: 1,173
Permanent Deacons: 176
Diocesan Seminary - current as of November 2018
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary
Number of seminarians: 37 (4 studying elsewhere)
Catholic Education - current as of November 2018
Catholic elementary schools: 86
Elementary school enrollment: 25,681
Catholic high schools: 16
High school enrollment: 7,354
Catholic colleges and universities: 5
College and university enrollment: 19,100
Religious Education - current as of November 2018
Elementary school program enrollment: 24,914
High school program enrollment: 9,582
Other Catholic Entities - current as of November 2018
Catholic Hospitals: 11
Catholic Cemeteries: 9
Source: Chancery Office-Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Listed figures were submitted for the 2019 Official Catholic Directory published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New Providence, NJ (unless indicated otherwise).
Page updated February 4, 2019