About Planning Area 2

  • Located in the North City deanery. There are 9 territorial parishes and 1 elementary school in this planning area. The Shrine of St. Joseph, privately run by volunteers, is also in the planning area.
  • Total population in the planning area in the 2020 census was down 18% from 2010, a continuation of a decades long decline in population.
  • The area is primarily African-American (82%), and only 2% of the resident population is Catholic, lowest of any planning area.
  • Median household income in the area is $27,527, the lowest of any of our planning areas.
  • A 23% decline in Mass attendance during the past decade.
  • In the 8 parishes combined excluding St. Francis Xavier parish:
    • Pre-COVID: 1,200 persons attended weekend Mass
    • Post-COVID: 700 persons attended weekend Mass
    • Currently there are 6 diocesan and 5 order priests assigned to this planning area.
  • Long term, there may be only 2 diocesan priests available for ministry in 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.

Most Holy Trinity (St. Louis)

Our Lady of the Holy Cross (St. Louis)

St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock) (St. Louis)

St. Augustine (St. Louis)

St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist (St. Louis)

St. Francis Xavier (St. Louis)

St. Matthew the Apostle (St. Louis)

St. Nicholas (St. Louis)

Sts. Teresa & Bridget (St. Louis)

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