Diocese of

Las Cruces

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Las Cruces / Crucien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santa Fe

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Holy Cross (September 14), Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 11

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History

Contact Info

Address: 1280 Med Park Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005, USA

Phone: +1 (505) 523-7577

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.05.15 – ...):Bishop Peter Baldacchino (63)Bishop Peter Baldacchino (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Las Cruces (Roman Rite)

Bishop Peter Baldacchino (63)Bishop Peter Baldacchino (63)
(2019.05.15 – ...)

Bishop of Las Cruces (USA)

Ubi Dominus ibidem lætitia

Born:1960.12.05 (Sliema, Malta)
Ordained Priest:1996.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2014.03.19

Priest of Newark (USA) (1996.05.25 – 2014.02.20)

Titular Bishop of Vatarba (2014.02.20 – 2019.05.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Miami (USA) (2014.02.20 – 2019.05.15)

Bishop of Las Cruces (USA) (2019.05.15 – ...)

Bishop Gerald Frederick Kicanas (82)Bishop Gerald Frederick Kicanas (82)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.09.28 – 2019.05.15)

Bishop Oscar Cantú (57)Bishop Oscar Cantú (57)
(2013.01.10 – 2018.07.11)

Bishop of San Jose (USA)

Zelus Domus tuæ comedit me

Born:1966.12.05 (Houston, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1994.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:2008.06.02

Priest of Galveston–Houston (USA) (1994.05.21 – 2008.04.10)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus (2008.04.10 – 2013.01.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (USA) (2008.04.10 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop of Las Cruces (USA) (2013.01.10 – 2018.07.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose (USA) (2018.07.11 – 2019.05.01)

Bishop of San Jose (USA) (2019.05.01 – ...)

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B. (87)Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B. (87)
(1982.08.17 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop emeritus of Las Cruces (USA)

Make me an instrument of your peace

Born:1936.09.12 (Bay City, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:1981.12.06

Titular Bishop of Vatarba (1981.10.27 – 1982.08.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (USA) (1981.10.27 – 1982.08.17)

Bishop of Las Cruces (USA) (1982.08.17 – 2013.01.10)

Special Churches

Churches by City (89)

Nuevo Casas Grandes (↙), Tucson (←), Gallup (↖), Santa Fe (↑), Lubbock (→), San Angelo (↘), El Paso (↓), Ciudad Juárez (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 115,210 km²

Population: 245,500 Catholics (42.1% of 582,742 total)

Pastoral Centres: 46 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 65 priests (42 diocesan, 23 religious), 50 deacons, 84 religious (23 brothers, 61 sisters), 4 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.19

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