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Diocese of

Erie

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Erie / Erien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Philadelphia

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (142)

Youngstown (↙), Buffalo (↑), Rochester (↗), Scranton (→), Altoona–Johnstown (↘), Greensburg (↘), Pittsburgh (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.07.31 – ...):Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico (71)Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico (71)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Erie (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico (71)Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico (71)Permalink
(2012.07.31 – ...)

Bishop of Erie (USA)

Veritas in caritate

Born:1950.11.21 (Monessen, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1977.04.30
Consecrated Bishop:2012.10.01

Bishop of Erie (USA) (2012.07.31 – ...)

Bishop Donald Walter TrautmanPermalink
(1990.06.02 – 2012.07.31)

Feed my sheep

Born:1936.06.24 (Buffalo, NY, USA)
Ordained Priest:1962.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1985.04.16
Died:2022.02.26 (Erie, PA, USA † 85)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo (USA) (1985.02.27 – 1985.02.27)

Titular Bishop of Sassura (1985.02.27 – 1990.06.02)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1990.06.02 – 2012.07.31)

Bishop Michael Joseph MurphyPermalink
(1982.07.16 – 1990.06.02)

Pax et misericordia

Born:1915.07.01 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1942.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1976.06.11
Died:2007.04.03 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Arindela (1976.04.20 – 1978.11.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland (USA) (1976.04.20 – 1978.11.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of Erie (USA) (1978.11.20 – 1982.07.16)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1982.07.16 – 1990.06.02)

Bishop Alfred Michael WatsonPermalink
(1969.03.17 – 1982.07.16)

In holiness and justice

Born:1908.07.11 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1934.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:1965.06.29
Died:1990.01.04 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Nationa (1965.05.17 – 1969.03.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Erie (USA) (1965.05.17 – 1969.03.17)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1969.03.17 – 1982.07.16)

Bishop John Francis Whealon (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1966.12.09 – 1968.12.28)

Vox clamantis in deserto

Born:1921.01.15 (Barberton, OH, USA)
Ordained Priest:1945.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1961.07.06
Died:1991.08.02 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Andrapa (1961.06.05 – 1966.12.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland (USA) (1961.06.05 – 1966.12.09)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1966.12.09 – 1968.12.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hartford (USA) (1968.12.28 – 1991.08.02)

Archbishop John Mark GannonPermalink
(1920.08.26 – 1966.12.09)

Ut diligatis invicem

Born:1877.06.12 (Erie, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1901.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1918.02.06
Died:1968.09.05 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (1917.11.13 – 1920.08.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Erie (USA) (1917.11.13 – 1920.08.26)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1920.08.26 – 1966.12.09)

Archbishop ad personam (1953.11.25 – 1966.12.09)

Titular Archbishop of Tacarata (1966.12.09 – 1968.09.05)

Bishop John Edmund FitzmauricePermalink
(1899.09.15 – 1920.06.18)

Virtute non verbis

Born:1839.01.08 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1862.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1898.02.24
Died:1920.06.18 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Amisus (1897.12.14 – 1899.09.15)

Coadjutor Bishop of Erie (USA) (1897.12.14 – 1899.09.15)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1899.09.15 – 1920.06.18)

Bishop Tobias MullenPermalink
(1868.03.03 – 1899.08.10)

Spes unica

Born:1818.03.04 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1844.09.01
Consecrated Bishop:1868.08.02
Died:1900.04.22 († 82)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1868.03.03 – 1899.08.10)

Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis (1899.08.10 – 1900.04.22)

Bishop Joshua Maria YoungPermalink
(1853.07.29 – 1866.09.18)

In te Domine speravi

Born:1808.10.29 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1838.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1854.04.23
Died:1866.09.18 († 57)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1853.07.29 – 1866.09.18)

Bishop Michael O’Connor, S.J.Permalink
(1853.04.29 – 1853.12.20)

Satis est prostrasse leoni

Born:1810.09.27 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1833.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:1843.08.15
Died:1872.10.18 († 62)

Bishop of Pittsburgh (USA) (1843.08.11 – 1853.04.29)

Bishop of Erie (USA) (1853.04.29 – 1853.12.20)

Bishop of Pittsburgh (USA) (1853.12.20 – 1860.05.23)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: St. Mark's Catholic Center, 429 E. Granview Blvd., P.O. Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514-0397, USA

Phone: +1 (814) 824-1120

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

Statistics

Area: 25,734 km²

Population: 195,243 Catholics (24.0% of 813,513 total) (2020)

Statistics: 96 parishes, 25 missions, 164 priests (160 diocesan, 4 religious), 74 deacons, 217 lay religious (4 brothers, 213 sisters), 8 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Patrick (March 17), Saint Peter (June 29)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: May 17

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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