Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker

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Diocese of Baker
Dioecesis Bakeriensis
Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker.svg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Baker
Location
CountryUnited States
Territory18 counties in Eastern Oregon
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Portland
Population
- Catholics

34,142[1] (6.7%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 19, 1903
CathedralSt. Francis de Sales Cathedral
Patron saintSt. Francis de Sales
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLiam Stephen Cary
Metropolitan ArchbishopAlexander King Sample
Emeritus BishopsThomas Joseph Connolly
Map
Diocese of Baker.jpg
Website
dioceseofbaker.org
 
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Diocese of Baker
Dioecesis Bakeriensis
Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker.svg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Baker
Location
CountryUnited States
Territory18 counties in Eastern Oregon
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Portland
Population
- Catholics

34,142[1] (6.7%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 19, 1903
CathedralSt. Francis de Sales Cathedral
Patron saintSt. Francis de Sales
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLiam Stephen Cary
Metropolitan ArchbishopAlexander King Sample
Emeritus BishopsThomas Joseph Connolly
Map
Diocese of Baker.jpg
Website
dioceseofbaker.org
St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, Baker City

The Diocese of Baker (Latin: Dioecesis Bakeriensis) is a territorial division, or diocese, of the Roman Catholic Church in Eastern Oregon, United States. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Portland.

While the cathedral, Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales, is in the small city of Baker City, the pastoral offices are located in Bend, the largest city in Oregon outside the Willamette Valley.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker "includes almost 67,000 square miles in Oregon and has a population of 526,760 people, of whom 34,375, or seven percent, are Catholic".[2]

History[edit]

The "Diocese of Baker City" was established on June 19, 1903, and renamed "Diocese of Baker" on February 16, 1952.

Territory[edit]

The diocese consists of the counties of Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler in Eastern Oregon.

Bishops[edit]

A list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. Charles Joseph O'Reilly (1903–18)
  2. Joseph Francis McGrath (1918–50)
  3. Leo Fabian Fahey (1948-1950), coadjutor bishop
  4. Francis Peter Leipzig (1950–71)
  5. Thomas Joseph Connolly (1971–99)
  6. Robert F. Vasa (1999-2011)
  7. Liam Stephen Cary (2012–Present)

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Coordinates: 44°46′36″N 117°49′37″W / 44.77667°N 117.82694°W / 44.77667; -117.82694