Archbishop's Office 

Archdiocese of St. John's

Overview

According to the latest census information (2004), the Archdiocese of St. John's has a Catholic population of 111,000 in 36 parishes, which actually serve 72 churches in smaller communities. 28 parishes have a resident pastor.

The total population of the geographic area covered by the Archdiocese is 213,000. The Roman Catholic population is numbered at 111,000. Thus, 52.1% of the population of the area self-reports as Roman Catholic. There are 37 diocesan priests, of whom 8 are retired and 5 are ministering outside the Archdiocese.

Residing in the Archdiocese, there are 12 religious priests serving within the Archdiocese. Religious priests represent the:

  • Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)
  • Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

There are 8 male religious, representing:

  • Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)
  • Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
  • Irish Christian Brothers.

There are 193 female religious residing within the Archdiocese. They represent:

  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most Reverend Peter Joseph Hundt
Archbishop of St. John's
  • 8th Archbishop of St. John’s & 14th Bishop
  • Born: August 26, 1956
  • Ordained to Priesthood: May 8, 1982
  • Ordained to Episcopate: April 25, 2006
  • Bishop of Corner Brook - Labrador s: 2011-2018
  • Appointed Archbishop of St. John’s: December 12, 2018
  • Took Canonical Possession of the Archdiocese: January 29, 2019

Secretary to the Archbishop​

Mrs. Janet Stead


Vicar  General

Very Reverend Cecil Critch, V.G.

Chancellor and Judicial Vicar

Very Reverend Stephen  Courtney 


College of Consultors

Archbishop Peter Joseph Hundt

Very Reverend Cecil Critch, V.G.

Very Rev. Stephen Courtney, Chancellor

Msgr. Joseph Barton

Reverend James Fleming

Reverend Kenneth Walsh

Reverend Jerome Hann

Reverend Patrick Kennedy

Reverend Tony Bidgood

Reverend Jose Joaquin

Deans (Vicars Forane)

St. John's West - South

Reverend Jeff Kolonel

St. John's East

Reverend Paul Lundrigan

St. John's Center

Reverend Patrick Power

Placentia Bay | Salmonier | St. Mary's

Very Reverend Stephen Courtney

Burin Peninsula

Reverend Nelson Boren

Contact Us

Office of the Archbishop

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

P.O. Box 37

St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 753-5600

The Archbishop

Archbishop Peter J. Hundt

Email: archdiocese@rcsj.org

Secretary to the Archbishop

Mrs. Janet Stead 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 230

Fax: (709) 753-5600

Email: archdiocese@rcsj.org