Episcopal Leadership

The 15 dioceses and one ordinariate in Texas are each led by a bishop, who serves on the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops' Board of Directors. There are also five auxiliary bishops who serve in dioceses with specific pastoral needs.

The state is divided into two ecclesiastical provinces, which allow for organization of the administrative functions of the Church. The province of Galveston-Houston includes the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese and the dioceses of Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Tyler and Victoria in Texas. The province of San Antonio includes the San Antonio Archdiocese and the dioceses of Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, Lubbock and San Angelo.

In the Roman Catholic Church, bishops are Christ's representative, serving as teacher, shepherd, and priest. As Christ's vicars, each bishop has the pastoral care of the particular Church entrusted to him, and is responsible, with the other bishops, for the apostolic mission of the Church.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

Galveston-Houston

His Eminence Daniel DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.7 million Catholics. 

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S.

San Antonio

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller is a member of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit and has served as the metropolitan archbishop of San Antonio and as pastor to its 812,000 Catholics since 2010.

Bishop Patrick
Zurek

Amarillo

Bishop Patrick Zurek has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Amarillo and as pastor to its 39,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.

Bishop Joe
Vásquez

Austin

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Austin and as pastor to its 639,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Bishop David

Toups

Beaumont

Bishop David L. Toups was installed as the bishop of Beaumont on Aug. 21, 2020, ministering to its 81,000 Catholics. He was appointed by Pope Francis.

Bishop Daniel
Flores

Brownsville

Bishop Daniel E. Flores has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville and as pastor to its 1.17 million Catholics since Pope Benedict XVI appointed him in 2009.

Bishop Steven Lopes

Ordinariate of the
Chair of St. Peter

Since 2015, Bishop Steven Lopes has served as the bishop of the Ordinariate, which was created by the Holy See in 2012 for Anglican communities who desire full communion with the Catholic Church.

Bishop Michael
Mulvey

Corpus Christi

Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey has served as the bishop of Corpus Christi and as pastor to its 297,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Bishop Edward
Burns

Dallas

Bishop Edward J. Burns is the bishop of the Dallas Diocese,  pastoring its 1.3 million Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2017.

Bishop Mark
Seitz

El Paso

Bishop Mark J. Seitz has served as the bishop of the Diocese of El Paso and as pastor to its 720,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013.

Bishop Michael
Olson

Fort Worth

Bishop Michael F. Olson is the bishop for the Fort Worth Diocese, leading its 1.1 million Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013.

Bishop James
Tamayo

Laredo

Bishop James A. Tamayo has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Laredo and as pastor to its 348,000 Catholics since he was appointed by St. John Paul II in 2000.

Bishop Robert
Coerver

Lubbock

Bishop Robert M. Coerver shepherds the nearly 137,000 Catholics of the Diocese of Lubbock. He was appointed by Pope Francis in 2016.

Bishop Michael
Sis

San Angelo

Bishop Michael J. Sis has served as the bishop of the Diocese of San Angelo and as pastor to its 131,600 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2013.

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Tyler

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Tyler and as pastor to its 124,000 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.

Bishop Brendan
Cahill

Victoria

Bishop Brendan Cahill is bishop for the Diocese of Victoria in Texas, serving its 71,600 Catholics since he was appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.

Auxiliary bishops

Bishop Italo Dell'Oro, C.R.S.

Auxiliary, Galveston-Houston

Bishop Italo Dell’Oro is a member of the Congregation of Somascan Fathers. He has served as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston since 2021.

Bishop Michael
Boulette

Auxiliary, San Antonio

Bishop Michael Boulette was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 2017.

Bishop Gary Janak

Auxiliary, San Antonio

Bishop Gary Janak was appointed auxiliary bishop of the San Antonio Archdiocese in 2021.

Bishop Mario Avilés, C.O.

Auxiliary, Brownsville

Bishop Mario Alberto Avilés, a member of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, serves as auxiliary bishop of the Brownsville Diocese.

Bishop Greg Kelly

Auxiliary, Dallas

Bishop Greg Kelly has served as auxiliary bishop of the Dallas Diocese since 2016.