Diocesan Statistical Data

Most Reverend Robert J. McClory

Ordained May 22, 1999; appointed Bishop of Gary November 26, 2019; consecrated and installed Bishop of Gary February 11, 2020.

Former Bishops:

DONALD J. HYING,

Ordained May 20, 1989; Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee and Titular Bishop of Regiae May 26, 2011; consecrated July 20, 2011; appointed Bishop of Gary November 24, 2014; installed Bishop of Gary January 6, 2015; appointed Bishop of Madison April 25, 2019; installed Bishop of Madison June 25, 2019.

DALE J. MELCZEK, D.D.

Bishop of Gary; ordained June 6, 1964; Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Trau December 3, 1982; consecrated January 27, 1983; appointed Apostolic Administrator of Gary August 19, 1992; appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Gary October 20, 1995; succeeded to the See of Gary June 1, 1996; retired November 24, 2014.

NORBERT F. GAUGHAN, D.D., Ph.D.

Ordained Nov. 4, 1945; appt. Auxiliary Bishop of Greensburg April 2, 1975; cons. June 26, 1975; appt. Bishop of Gary July 9, 1984; retired June 1, 1996; died Oct. 1, 1999.

ANDREW GREGORY GRUTKA, D.D.,

Ordained Dec. 5,1933; appt. Bishop of Gary Dec. 29, 1956; cons. Feb 25, 1957; retired July 9, 1984; died Nov. 11, 1993.

Diocese of Gary
(Dioecesis Gariensis)

ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 17, 1956
SQUARE MILES 1,807 

Comprises the counties of Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke in the State of Indiana.

For legal titles of parishes and diocesan institutions, consult the chancery.

STATISTICAL OVERVIEW

Personnel

Bishop - 1
Bishop Emeritus of Gary Apostolic Administrator - 1

Priests:

Diocesan Active in Diocese - 49
Diocesan Active Outside Diocese - 3
Diocesan in Foreign Missions - 0
Diocesan Retired, Sick or Absent - 29
Number of Diocesan Priests - 83
  Religious Priests in Diocese - 42
  Extern Priests in Diocese - 5
Permanent Deacons in Diocese - 66
Total Brothers - 15
Total Sisters - 54

Parishes

Parishes - 64

With Resident Pastor:

Resident Diocesan Priests - 37

Resident Religious Priests - 5

Without Resident Pastor:

Administered by Priests - 22

Missions - 2

Pastoral Centers - 6

Professional Ministry Personnel:

Brothers in Diocese - 2
Sisters in Diocese - 1
Lay Ministers - 20

Welfare and Total Assisted:

Catholic Hospitals - 4: 1,829,213
Homes for the Aged - 1: 230
Residential Care of Children - 2: 150
Day Care Centers - 2: 495
Specialized Homes - 2: 1,500
Special Centers for Social Services - 7: 10,000

Education

Colleges and Universities - 1
Total Students - 584

High Schools:

Diocesan - 3
Total Students - 1,080

High Schools:

Private - 1
Total Students - 27

Elementary Schools:

Diocesan and Parish - 17
Total Students - 4,533

Catechesis/Religious Education:
High School Students - 456
Elementary Students - 6,252
Total Students Under Catholic Instruction - 12,944

Teachers in the Diocese:
Priests - 0
Sisters - 0
Lay Teachers - 383

Vital Statistics

Receptions into the Church:
Infant Baptism Totals - 1,058
Minor Baptism Totals - 55
Adult Baptism Totals - 83
Received Into Full Communion - 116

First Communions - 1,298

Confirmations - 1,285

Marriages:

Catholic - 235
Interfaith - 70
Total Marriages - 305

Deaths - 1,329
Total Catholic Population - 164,293
Total Population - 795,178