About Us

About Us



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) and;
  • Irish Christian Brothers.

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

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