Serving the Church in Texas

Catholics in Texas

There are more than 7.4 million Catholics living in Texas, about 28% of the total population. We express our faith by worshiping in approximately 1,065 parishes and 255 missions in the diocese, with our priests (2,070), permanent deacons (1,674), religious sisters (1,968) and religious brothers (260). We grow in our faith through the nine Catholic colleges and universities,  six diocesan seminaries, 13 religious seminaries, 55 high schools and 224 elementary schools, along with our parish-based religious education programs, which serve more than 340,000 students. We are organized into 13 dioceses and 2 archdioceses, which are led by our bishops...