Offices & Ministries

The primary purpose and vision of the Bishop’s Office is to provide the bishop with the support and assistance he needs to fulfill his threefold mission as the primary teacher of the faith, celebrant of the sacraments and governor of the diocese.

It is the mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese Office of Communications to employ newspaper, television, radio, magazine and other print publications, as well as the Internet and social media to present and protect the Good News of Jesus Christ and the work of the Church. 

DICON is the Diocese of Portland's "in house" restoration and construction company which the diocese depends upon to maintain its over 400 structures statewide.

The mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland’s Office of Human Resources is to promote, support and respect the dignity, diversity and rights of all employees who work in the Diocese of Portland.

Information Technology


Drawing our strength from the Eucharist, the Development Office provides philanthropic opportunities to build financial resources inspiring donors to share abundantly and joyfully so that they may serve and sustain the Church’s mission.

The Office of Professional Responsibility formalizes the process of investigating complaints of various kinds that have been filed against members of the clergy, other employees, or volunteers of the diocese. 

Through Project Rachel Ministry, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland offers hope, understanding, and healing to women and men whose lives have been affected by abortion. 

The Office of Property Management assists pastors, administrators, parishioners, architects, and contractors in the development and completion of building/renovation projects, hazardous materials, handicapped accessibility, life safety codes, maintenance programs, compliance with AHERA regulations for asbestos in all school buildings and parish facilities, procuring energy at competitive prices, leasing, purchasing and sales of property and much more.

A program designed to educate adults on how to recognize the warning signs that might indicate that a child is being abused. 

Public Policy

The Office of Safe Environment is responsible for assisting the Bishop in the Diocese’s efforts to combat and prevent child sexual abuse.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Portland are vibrant learning communities serving more than 2,500 students in Pre-K through 12th grade, at 10 elementary/middle schools and two high schools.