Rev. Stephen J. DeLuca – Assignment History

Summary of Case: Credible allegation of abuse.

: 1965
Incardinated: Bridgeport
Retired: 2014
Placed on Leave: 2015


Start Stop Parish Town State Position Notes
1965 1966 St. Augustine Cathedral Bridgeport CT 4/5.

• Diocese of Bridgeport.
• School with 702 students.

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.
1979 1984 St. Ann's Bridgeport

• 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.