Vicar General & Presbyteral Council Executive Committee 

The Vicar General assist the Archbishop in the Administration and in the pastoral life of the Archdiocese, carrying out various responsibilities he assigns to them.

Reverend Cecil Critch

Reverend Cecil Critch was born in 1954 and ordained in 2011. He has served in the Archdiocese of St. John’s at the following parishes: St. Edward's Parish, Kelligrews, Sacred Heart Parish, Marystown and St. Patrick's, Burin

Father Critch is also the parish priest of Basilica of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s. 


Presbyteral Council Executive Committe

  • Most Reverend Martin W. Currie, D.D.
  • Reverend Jeff Kolonel,  Chairperson
  • Reverend Jose Joaquin, Vice-Chair
  • Reverend James Fleming, Secretary

Lay People are represented from the various parishes which make up the 5 Deaneries in the Archdiocese of St. John's:

  • St. John's Center
  • St. John's West/South
  • St. John's East
  • Placentia/Salmonier
  • Burin Peninsula

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 Martin W. Currie, D.D.

Email: abpcurrie@rcsj.org​

Secretary to the Archbishop

Mrs. Janet Stead 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 230

Fax: (709) 753-5600

Email: jstead@rcsj.org​

Executive Assistant to the   Archbishop