Diocesan Connections

Catholic dioceses are organized based on geographic location. Administrative units of the universal church, each is headed by a Bishop appointed by the Pope.

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Diocese of Monterey
The Diocese of Monterey encompasess the four Central Coast California counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo. Originally established as part of the Diocese of Both Californias on April 27, 1840, it was renamed Diocese of Monterey in 1849 under the leadership of Bishop Joseph Alemany. When Baja California was split off into a separate diocese, more name changes followed based on population and geography until finally in 1967 Monterey once again became a diocese. More news and Information
Diocese of Spokane
Established in 1913, the Diocese of Spokane stretches 24,356 square miles, spread across the 13 counties of Eastern Washington State. More than 80 parish communities; elementary and high schools; a Jesuit University; a college seminary for priestly formation, and a program for deacon formation; centers for spirituality and retreat; and Religious communities of women and men serve the people of Eastern Washington. More news and Information …