|Rev. Stephen J. DeLuca – Assignment History
Summary of Case: Credible allegation of abuse.
Placed on Leave: 2015
|1965||1966||St. Augustine Cathedral||Bridgeport||CT||4/5.||
• Diocese of Bridgeport.
|1966||1969||St. Catherine's||Riverside (Greenwich)||CT||3/3.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 559 students.
|1969||1970||Holy Rosary (Italian)||Bridgeport||CT||2/2, in res.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 270 students.
|1970||1972||St. Thomas||Fairfield||CT||3/3, in res.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 294 students.
• In 1972 Directory, DeLuca is indexed to this parish but not listed here.
|1972||1973||Holy Name (Slovak)||Stratford||CT||3/3, in res.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 282 students.
|1972||1973||Notre Dame Girls' High School||Bridgeport||CT||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 584 students.
|1973||1976||St. Bridget||Stamford||CT||2/2, in res.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 270 students.
|1973||1976||St. Mary High School||Greenwich||CT||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 240 boys and 238 girls.
|1976||1977||Villa Maria Retreat House for Women||Stamford||CT||Chaplain. Sr. M. Amelia OSF, Supr.; Sr. M. Emiliana, Retreat Directress.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.|
|1977||1979||St. Catherine's||Riverside (Greenwich)||CT||5/5, in res.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• Apparently no school, but a convent.
• On 1/31/15, Bishop Caggiano announced in a letter to the diocese that DeLuca had been put on administrative leave because of a credible allegation of abuse committed "more than 30 years ago." A news report quoted a diocesan source as stating that DeLuca did not abuse the child while in Greenwich. Hence it would seem that DeLuca abused while here at St. Ann's in Bridgeport.
|CT||2/2, 2/3, 2/2, in res.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 305 students.
|1984||2006||St. Agnes||Greenwich||CT||1/1. In 2004, Deacon John M. Linsenmeyer arrived.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• No school.
• CCD program (with 66 students) listed for the first time in the 1993 Directory.
|2006||2015||Greenwich Hospital||Greenwich||CT||1/2. Chaplain. Second chaplain was Ayub Mwampela. The 2006 Directory listed the hospital chaplaincy as vacant, and in the 2005 Directory, there is one chaplain. After nine years together, DeLuca is listed as the sole chaplain at Greenwich Hospital in the 2014 Directory,||• Diocese of Bridgeport.|
|2006||2015||St. Catherine of Siena||Riverside (Greenwich)||CT||3/3 in res. In the 2007-2011 Directories, DeLuca is not indexed or listed at the parish, whereas Mwampela's parish of residence is listed starting in the 2008 Directory. In the 2012-2014 Directories DeLuca is indexed and listed at St. Catherine's in residence. Media coverage 2/5/15 stated that DeLuca had been in residence at St. Catherine's since 2006.||• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• No school.
• CCD program with 631 students.
|Source: Official Catholic Directory.
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This assignment record was last updated on 4/29/15.