Discover the Diocese of Camden

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden is a particular church or diocese of the Latin Riteof the Roman Catholic Church, located in New JerseyUnited States, and presides over Roman Catholic parishes and schools in the six southern New Jersey counties of Atlantic,CamdenCape MayCumberlandGloucester, and Salem.

Pope Pius XI established the Diocese of Camden on December 9, 1937, by breaking it off from the Diocese of Trenton. Today, the Diocese of Camden presides over 70 parishes. The oldest parish is St. Mary (Gloucester City), which was founded in 1848. About 475,000 Catholics live within this diocese.

The Bishop of Camden presides from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden. However, most major ceremonies are held at Saint Agnes Catholic Church inBlackwood. Some liturgies are held at St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden.

The Diocese of Camden was led by Bishop Joseph A. Galante until his resignation was accepted on Jan. 8, 2013. On April 2, 2008, Bishop Galante announced the closing of roughly half of the parishes in the diocese. This followed a previous announcement of the closing of various Catholic schools.

Bishops of the Diocese of Camden


  1. † Bishop Bartholomew J. Eustace (1938–1956) (died December 11, 1956)
  2. † Bishop Justin J. McCarthy (1957–1959) (died December 26, 1959)
  3. † Archbishop Celestine Damiano (1960–1967) (died October 2, 1967)
  4. † Bishop George H. Guilfoyle (1968–1989) (retired on May 13, 1989; died June 11, 1991)
  5. † Bishop James T. McHugh (1989–1998) (appointed coadjutor bishop of Rockville Centre on December 7, 1998; succeeded to that see on January 4, 2000; died December 10, 2000)
  6. Bishop Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio (1999–2003) (appointed bishop of Brooklyn on August 1, 2003)
  7. Bishop Joseph A. Galante (2004–2013) (resignation accepted, January 8, 2013)
  8. Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan (2013–Present)

Auxiliary Bishop

Priest of the diocese who became bishop

† = deceased


High schools


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