Catholic Extension’s funding supports isolated and/or financially under-resourced Catholic dioceses in the United States. These areas are called “Extension dioceses,” and are reviewed and approved by Catholic Extension’s Board of Governors.
In a Catholic Extension-supported diocese, often one or more of the following conditions exist:
There are many Catholics, but little institutional Catholic presence (i.e. ordained leaders, Catholic schools and church buildings).
There is a rapidly growing Catholic population, but limited financial means to support this growth.
Catholics are spread throughout great geographic distances, making pastoral outreach difficult.
Catholics are located in areas facing economic hardships.
Catholics represent the religious minority in their communities.
Agana (Guam) Alexandria Amarillo Anchorage-Juneau Arecibo (Puerto Rico) Armenian Eparchy Baker Beaumont Belleville Biloxi Birmingham Bismarck Boise Brownsville Caguas (Puerto Rico) Caroline Islands (Micronesia) Chalan Kanoa (CNMI) Charleston Cheyenne Colorado Springs Crookston Dodge City Duluth El Paso Eparchy of St. George (Romanian) – Canton, Ohio Eparchy of St. Josaphat (Ukranian) – Parma, Ohio Eparchy of St. Maron (Maronite) – Brooklyn, New York
Fairbanks Fajardo-Humacao (Puerto Rico) Fargo Fresno * Gallup Gaylord Grand Island Great Falls-Billings Helena Houma-Thibodaux Jackson Jefferson City Knoxville Kalamazoo Lafayette Lake Charles Laredo Las Cruces Lexington Little Rock Lubbock Marquette Marshall Islands (Micronesia) Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) Memphis Mobile Monterey Nashville New Ulm Our Lady of Lebanon (Maronite) – St. Louis, Missouri
Owensboro Pensacola-Tallahassee Ponce (Puerto Rico) Portland, ME * Pueblo Rapid City Reno St. Thomas Virgin Islands St. Thomas Diocese (Syro-Malabar) – Chicago, Illinois Sacramento * Salina Salt Lake City Samoa Pago Pago San Angelo San Bernardino San Juan (Puerto Rico) Santa Fe Santa Rosa Savannah Shreveport Springfield-Cape Girardeau Steubenville * Stockton Superior Tucson Tulsa Tyler Youngstown Yakima
Total: 86 * Targeted engagement only
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