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Diocese of Lansing

Dioecesis Lansingensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.svg
Country  United States
Territory Counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw
Ecclesiastical province Detroit
Area6,218 sq mi (16,100 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
227,305 (12.8%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
EstablishedMay 22, 1937 (81 years ago)
Cathedral St. Mary Cathedral
Patron saint Blessed Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Earl Boyea
Emeritus Bishops Carl Frederick Mengeling
Diocese of Lansing map 1.jpg

The Catholic Diocese of Lansing ( Latin: Dioecesis Lansingensis) is located in Lansing, Michigan. It encompasses an area of 6,218 square miles (16,100 km2) including the counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw. [1] It is a suffragan diocese of the ecclesiastical province of Detroit.


Pope Pius XI created the Diocese of Lansing May 22, 1937 by taking territory from the Archdiocese of Detroit. In July 1971, Pope Paul VI separated territory from the Lansing Diocese and territory from the Diocese of Grand Rapids to form the new Diocese of Kalamazoo. [2]


Bishops of Lansing


  1. Joseph H. Albers (1937–65)
  2. Alexander M. Zaleski (1965–75)
  3. Kenneth Joseph Povish (1975–95)
  4. Carl Frederick Mengeling (1995–2008)
  5. Earl Boyea (2008–present)

Auxiliary Bishops

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

High schools

* Operates independently and with the blessing of the Diocese.

See also

St. Mary's Cathedral, Lansing


  1. ^ "Diocese of Lansing". David M. Cheney.
  2. ^ a b "History". Catholic Diocese of Lansing. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-18.

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DIOCESE OF LANSING Latitude and Longitude:

42°44′08″N 84°33′22″W / 42.73556°N 84.55611°W / 42.73556; -84.55611