Policies & Procedures

Screening Policy  

The Purpose of Screening Employees and Volunteers

The members of the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of St. John’s care deeply for the well being of one another and for those to whom they minister.


We have become more aware of the possibility of harm being done to those who are most in need of our care and compassion. It is possible that a small number of persons may take advantage of organizations that have no, or lax, screening procedures.


To protect as far as possible those whom we serve, as well as those who serve in our parishes and on behalf of the Archdiocese as a whole, we have adopted thorough, appropriate, consistent and ongoing screening measures for our volunteers and employees. The protection and safety of all, including our volunteers and employees, will guide our intentions and actions in applying these measures.

Policy and Procedures Regarding Complaints of Sexual Abuse 

Reporting Sexual Abuse Committed or Covered up by a Bishop

On May 6th 2021, the Bishops of Canada launched a national bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered up by a bishop who is presently active or retired from ministry in a diocese in Canada.  This reporting system can be accessed online at: BishopReportingSystem.ca or via a toll-free telephone number at: 1-866-892-3737.




Business Administration Office

Pastoral Centre 

200 Military Road

St. John’s, NL A1C 2E8

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 726-8021

Director of Finance & Administration 

Mrs. Stephanie Colford, CPA CA 

E: scolford@rcsj.org

Administration / Accounting 

Ms. Anne Marie Curran 

E: acurran@rcsj.org

Ms. Bernadine Ring 

E: bring@rcsj.org

Human Resources Manager 

Ms. Theresa Whiffen 

E: twhiffen@rcsj.org

Ms. Bernadine Ring 

E: bring@rcsj.org

Payroll Benefits  

Ms. Deborah Slaney

E: dslaney@rcsj.org

Maintenance / Custodian  

Mr. Roger Barker

T: (709) 682-9356

E: dslaney@rcsj.org