Vicar General 

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; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, St. Lawrence, St. Joseph's Parish, Lamaline.

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


Presbyteral Council  / College of Consultors

  • Most Reverend Peter Joseph Hundt
  • Reverend Cecil Critch
  • Reverend Steve Courtney
  • Reverend Tony Bidgood C.Ss.R
  • Reverend Wayne Dohey
  • Reverend James Fleming
  • Reverend Emmanuel Quagraine
  • Rev. Msgr. Joe Barton
  • Reverend Msgr. Francis Puddister

Contact Us

Office of the Archbishop

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

St. John’s, NL A1C 2E8

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 753-5600

Secretary to the Archbishop

Mrs. Janet Stead 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 230

Fax: (709) 753-5600

Email: archdiocese@rcsj.org