Quiénes somos

  • 1936 The Diocese of San Diego is formed from the former Los Angeles- San Diego Diocese.
    Bishop Charles Francis Buddy is installed as the first Bishop of San Diego. It includes 87 parishes in Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.
  • 1943 The first Diocesan Synod convened.
  • 1949 Land overlooking San Diego and Mission Bay is purchased for the development of the University of San Diego and Chancery offices.
  • 1956 Bishop Richard H. Ackerman appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego.
  • 1966 Bishop Francis J. Furey installed as Bishop of San Diego.
  • 1967 Bishop John R. Quinn appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego.
  • 1969 Bishop Leo Thomas Maher becomes 3rd Bishop of San Diego.
  • 1974 Bishop Gilbert E. Chavez appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, the second Mexican American priest to be elevated to this office in the United States.
  • 1973 – 1976 The second Diocesan Synod convened to review and renew statutes and guidelines of the Diocese in keeping with the Directives of Vatican II.
  • 1976 The First Diocesan Pastoral Council formed as a direct result of the Second Synod.
  • 1978 Two northern counties of Riverside and San Bernardino are separated to form the Diocese of San Bernardino. Diocese of San Diego now encompasses Imperial and San Diego counties with 88 parishes.
  • 1990 Bishop Robert H. Brom, appointed a year earlier as Coadjutor, becomes 4th Bishop of San Diego
  • 2002 Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego.
  • 2004 Chancery offices move to new Diocesan Pastoral Center in Clairemont, formerly the Convent of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
  • 2013 Bishop Cirilo Flores, appointed the year before as Coadjutor, becomes 5th Bishop of San Diego
  • 2015 Bishop Robert McElroy is appointed and installed as the 6th Bishop of San Diego.

Census Information

Established: July 11,1936
Encompassing: Imperial and San Diego Counties
Square Miles: 8,852
Total Population: 3,484,311
Catholic Population: 1,391,278

Parishes: 97
Missions: 14

Preschools: 34
Elementary Schools: 43
High Schools: 6
Higher Education: 3

Priests of the Diocese of San Diego

Active: 100
Retired: 50

Priests from other Dioceses:

Active: 35
Retired: 14

Religious Order Priests:

Active: 66
Retired: 15

Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of San Diego

Active in the Diocese: 98
Active outside the Diocese: 17
Retired: 31

Permanent Deacons from other Dioceses

Active in the Diocese: 9

Religious Order Permanent Deacons:

Retired: 1

Religious Sisters: 207
Religious Brothers: 29

Capa De Diocesan De Brazos

La capa de brazos diocesana utiliza los símbolos que describen San Diego (en latín, St. Didacus), el patrón diocesano santo.

Diego fue llevado a los padres españoles pobres poco antes el año 1400. Su amor para la pobreza nunca lo dejó. Pues un hermano franciscano él era criado selfless de los pobres y era sabido para curar al enfermo con la muestra de la cruz, la pieza central de la capa de brazos diocesana.

El pote español del guisado en la esquina izquierda superior indica la caridad ilimitada y los esfuerzos incansables de Diego de alimentar el hambriento.

San Diego tenía una dedicación especial al señor en su pasión, simbolizada por los tres clavos en las otras esquinas de la cresta.

Diego murió en el noviembre. 12, 1463, en el monasterio franciscano en Alcalé, España, presionando un crucifix a su corazón y repitiendo las palabras del buen viernes cantan: “Lignum de Dulce, ferrum del dulce, sustinet del pondus del dulce.” (Preciosamente la madera, preciosamente los clavos, preciosamente el peso que llevan.)

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