Diocese of

Amarillo

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Amarillo / Amarillen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: San Antonio

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Assumption of Mary (August 15), Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 10

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 1800 N. Spring St., P.O. Box 5644, Amarillo, TX 79117-5644, USA

Phone: +1 (806) 383-2243

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.01.03 – ...):Bishop Patrick James Zurek (75)Bishop Patrick James Zurek (75)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Amarillo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick James Zurek (75)Bishop Patrick James Zurek (75)
(2008.01.03 – ...)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA)

Secundum cor tuum

Born:1948.08.17 (Sealy, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1998.02.16

Priest of Austin (USA) (1975.06.29 – 1998.01.05)

Titular Bishop of Thamugadi (1998.01.05 – 2008.01.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (USA) (1998.01.05 – 2008.01.03)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (2008.01.03 – ...)

Bishop John Walter Yanta
(1997.01.20 – 2008.01.03)

Born:1931.10.02 (Runge, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1994.12.30
Died:2022.08.06 (San Antonio, TX, USA † 90)

Titular Bishop of Naratcata (1994.10.27 – 1997.01.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (USA) (1994.10.27 – 1997.01.20)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1997.01.20 – 2008.01.03)

Bishop Leroy Theodore Matthiesen
(1980.03.25 – 1997.01.20)

Born:1921.06.11 (Olfen, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1946.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1980.05.30
Died:2010.03.22 († 88)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1980.03.25 – 1997.01.20)

Bishop Lawrence Michael De Falco
(1963.04.16 – 1979.08.28)

Born:1915.08.25 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1942.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1963.05.30
Died:1979.08.28 († 64)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1963.04.16 – 1979.08.28)

Bishop John Louis Morkovsky
(1958.08.18 – 1963.04.16)

Born:1909.08.16 (Praha, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1933.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1956.02.22
Died:1990.03.24 († 80)

Priest of San Antonio (USA) (1933.12.05 – 1955.12.22)

Titular Bishop of Hieron (1955.12.22 – 1958.08.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1955.12.22 – 1958.08.18)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1958.08.18 – 1963.04.16)

Titular Bishop of Tigava (1963.04.16 – 1975.04.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Galveston–Houston (USA) (1963.04.16 – 1975.04.22)

Bishop of Galveston–Houston (USA) (1975.04.22 – 1984.08.21)

Bishop Laurence Julius FitzSimon
(1941.08.02 – 1958.07.02)

Born:1895.01.31 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1921.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1941.10.22
Died:1958.07.02 († 63)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1941.08.02 – 1958.07.02)

Bishop Robert Emmet Lucey (later Archbishop)
(1934.02.10 – 1941.01.23)

Born:1891.03.16 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1916.05.14
Consecrated Bishop:1934.05.01
Died:1977.08.02 († 86)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1934.02.10 – 1941.01.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Antonio (USA) (1941.01.23 – 1969.05.23)

Titular Archbishop of Taormina (1969.05.23 – 1970.12.31)

Bishop Rudolph Aloysius Gerken (later Archbishop)
(1926.08.25 – 1933.06.02)

Non ego sed tu Domine / Not me but you, O Lord

Born:1887.03.07 (Dyersville, IA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1917.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1927.04.26
Died:1943.03.02 (Santa Fe, NM, USA † 55)

Bishop of Amarillo (USA) (1926.08.25 – 1933.06.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe (USA) (1933.06.02 – 1943.03.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (50)

Santa Fe (←), Oklahoma City (→), Lubbock (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 9,962 km²

Population: 42,235 Catholics (9.7% of 434,358 total)

Pastoral Centres: 38 parishes

Personnel: 32 priests (diocesan), 46 deacons, 84 religious (84 sisters), 4 seminarians

Population

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