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OUR PURPOSE

The primary purpose of The Official Catholic Directory is to collect and publish the data on which the Catholic Church's non-profit status in the United States depends. While the tools of the trade have certainly changed over the last 200 years, our passion for serving the Catholic Church has not.

Help the Church Sustain...

Facilitate donations to the Church by providing a consistently reliable source for donors or grantors to verify the tax-exempt status of Catholic entities.

Help the Church Connect...

Foster collaboration by providing the tools for Clergy and lay people serving the church to locate and connect with colleagues and customers.

Help the Church Adapt...

Furnish vital statistical data. Enable Church leaders to analyze and react to important statistical trends at the local, regional and national level.

LOCATE, CONNECT, AND DISCOVER

See below to learn more about the most common ways that our customers use The Official Catholic Directory.

PLACES: LOCATE & UNDERSTAND

Find any Catholic entity in the U.S. by type and location to confirm its tax-exempt status with the IRS. Better understand the organization and administration of more than 60,000 entities currently serving the Catholic Church in the U.S.

PEOPLE: IDENTIFY & CONNECT

Communicate with key staff among the 134,000 personnel assigned to Catholic organizations and connect with them based on status (bishop, monsignor, priest, brother, sister, etc.) or position (pastor, teacher, business and finance, head of school or religious order).

DATA: RESEARCH & UNDERSTAND

Uncover trends in the Catholic Church by researching over 11,000 diocesan data points including new parishes, priests, ordinations, baptisms, weddings, students, and teachers or utilize our 1- and 10-year comparisons to better understand how the Church is changing.

THE OFFICIAL CATHOLIC DIRECTORY

BY THE NUMBERS

PLACES

Locate and learn about more than 60,000 Catholic entities including…

210 Dioceses

17,000+ Parishes

7,000+ Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and Seminaries

6,000+ Missions, Convents, and Monasteries

3,000+ Hospitals, Med Centers, and Special Care Facilities

5,000+ Closed, Merged, or Consolidated Entities

PEOPLE

Identify leadership... over 134,000 personnel assignments including...

55,000+ Clergy

36,000+ Priests

11,000+ Religious Priests

19,000+ Deacons

7,000+ Brothers and Sisters

30,000+ Lay Persons

DATA

Track and discover trends with over 100 Diocesan Statistics including…

Parish: Newly created parishes; parishes without resident pastor; closed parishes

Personnel: Diocesan and Religious Priests in Diocese; ordinations; retired priests, sick or absent

Sacramental: Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations and Marriages

Educational: FT Priest vs. Lay Teachers; Parish, Diocesan, Private Schools; Total Students

Special Care: Hospitals; Homes for the Aged; Orphanages; Number Assisted Annually

Vital: Catholic Population vs. Total Population

CONNECTIONS

Reach out to colleagues, leadership, or support staff at Catholic entities by role...

45+ Role assignments including Priest, Deacon, Brother, Sister, Friar, Laity, and more...

60+ Personnel assignments including Pastor, Business Manager, Principal, Prioress, Liturgy Director, Parish Life Coordinator, Director of Religious Education, Treasurer, and more…

15,000+ entity-level notes providing additional information about the relationship to other Catholic entities, properties owned, merger data, purpose, and more…

165,000+ Points of Contact: phone, fax, email, and websites

65,000+ Addresses (Physical and Mailing)

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