Statistics

The data below is for 2021 unless otherwise noted.

Personnel

Bishop: 1
Auxiliary Bishop: 0
Retired Bishop: 1
Priests Active in Diocese: 37
Priests Retired, Sick, Absent: 67
Number of Diocesan Priests: 106
Religious Priests in Diocese: 34
Extern Priests in Diocese: 13
Permanent Deacons in Diocese: 49
Total Brothers: 9
Total Sisters: 154

Professional Ministry Personnel

Sisters: 11
Lay Ministers: 44

Ordinations in 2021

Diocesan Priests: 0
Transitional Deacons: 0
Permanent Deacons: 0

Parishes

Total Parishes: 48

Education

Diocesan Students in other Seminaries : 8

Total Seminarians: 8

Colleges & Universities : 1

Total Students: 1,985

Diocesan High Schools : 1

Total Students: 148

Private High Schools: 1

Total Students: 364

Diocesan Elementary Schools : 7

Total Students: 1,439

Private Elementary Schools : 1

Total Students: 225

Teachers in Diocese

Priests:0
Sisters: 2
Lay Teachers: 240

Catechesis & Religious Education

High School Students: 316
Elementary Students: 1,997
Total Students Under Catholic Instruction: 6,482

Welfare

Catholic Hospitals: 2
Total Assisted: 540,228

Homes for the Aged : 9

Total Assisted: 2,016

Day-Care Centers: 2

Total Assisted: 371

Specialized Homes: 5
(For substance use disorders, halfway homes, physically abused children or adults, AIDS/ARC, ex-offenders, pregnant women, runaway youths)

Total Assisted: 671

Special Centers for Social Services and Assistance: 1
(Hotline centers, food distribution, homeless centers, counseling, etc.)

Total Assisted: 101,857

Vital Statistics

Infant Baptisms: 538
Minor Baptism (ages 7-17): 50
Adult Baptisms: 41
Received into Full Communion: 42
First Communions: 563
Confirmations: 581
Deaths: 2,100
Marriages: Catholic: 139, Interfaith: 53, Total: 183

Did you know...

There are 279,159 self-identifying Catholics in Maine (www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/state/maine/).

There are 68.2 million Catholics in the United States (22% of the U.S. population), and 1.07 billion Catholics in the world (17% of the population).

In the United States alone, there are 195 archdioceses / dioceses.