About Planning Area 9

  • The planning area is made up of parishes from the eastern part of the St. Charles deanery. There are 8 territorial parishes and 5 elementary schools.

  • The secular and Catholic population are both aging.

    • The percent of the overall population age 55+ increased from 14% in 1990 to 30% in 2020.

    • Baptisms continue to decline and are nearly the same level as funerals.

  • Catholic school enrollment and PSR enrollment are both declining. Catholic school enrollment is 40% higher than PSR enrollment.

  • A 30% decline in Mass attendance during the past decade

  • Currently there are 12 diocesan priests assigned to this planning area.

  • Long term, there may be only 10-11 diocesan priests available for ministry to this planning area.

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Parish Workbooks

The Parish Workbooks give parishioners relevant demographic, ministerial, and financial data about the Archdiocese of St. Louis, their local planning area, and their specific parish. The data contained in the Parish Workbook was created by the Pastoral Planning Committee and validated by pastors and Key Parish Leaders over the past several months. The workbooks incorporate data gathered over the past twenty years from parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Louis and highlights historical trends which inform future projections for parish life. The Parish Workbooks will be updated soon to include 2022 Mass counts.

All Saints (St. Peters)

St. Charles Borromeo (St. Charles)

St. Cletus (St. Charles)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (St. Charles)

St. Francis of Assisi (Portage de Sioux)

St. Peter (St. Charles)

St. Robert Bellarmine (St. Charles)

Sts. Joachim and Ann (St. Charles)

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