Springfield Diocese in Illinois
|Springfield Diocese in Illinois|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of Chicago|
|Diocesan bishop||Thomas John Joseph Paprocki|
|Parishes||127 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Residents||1,150,249 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Catholics||134.173 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Diocesan priest||105 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Religious priest||42 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Catholics per priest||913|
|Permanent deacons||58 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Friars||58 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Religious sisters||544 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|cathedral||Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois ( lat. : Dioecesis Campifontis in Illinois , Engl. : Diocese of Springfield in Illinois ) is one in the United States located Roman Catholic diocese , based in Springfield , Illinois .
The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois was on July 29, 1853 by Pope Pius IX. from cessions of territory of the Diocese of Chicago established as the Diocese of Quincy . The diocese of Quincy was renamed the Diocese of Alton on January 9, 1857 . On January 7, 1887, the Diocese of Alton gave up parts of its territory to establish the Diocese of Belleville . The diocese of Alton was renamed the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois on October 26, 1923 .
The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is subordinate to the Archdiocese of Chicago as a suffragan .
The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois includes the state of Illinois lying areas Adams County , Bond County , Brown County , Calhoun County , Cass County , Christian County , Clark County , Coles County , Crawford County , Cumberland County , Douglas County , Edgar County , Effingham County , Fayette County , Greene County , Jasper County , Jersey County , Macon County , Macoupin County , Madison County , Menard County , Montgomery County , Morgan County , Moultrie County , Pike County , Sangamon County , Scott County, and Shelby County .
Bishops of Alton
Bishops of Springfield, Illinois
- James Aloysius Griffin , 1923-1948
- William Aloysius O'Connor , 1948-1975
- Joseph Alphonse McNicholas , 1975-1983
- Daniel Leo Ryan , 1984-1999
- George Joseph Lucas , 1999–2009, then Archbishop of Omaha
- Thomas John Joseph Paprocki , since 2010