Fifth Bishop of Bridgeport


The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano was installed as Fifth Bishop of Bridgeport on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull. On February 22, 2014, he formally convoked the 4th Synod of the Diocese of Bridgeport, the first in 32 years, as an opportunity for renewal and pastoral planning.

A noted catechist, Bishop Caggiano was invited by Pope Benedict XVI to deliver World Youth Day talks in Sydney in 2008, Madrid in 2011, and by Pope Francis to serve as a catechist at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, 2013. In 2016, he led a delegation of almost 300 young people to World Youth Day in Krakow, where he served as a catechist. More recently he delivered a major talk at World Youth Day REUNITE held in Washington, D.C.

He presently serves on four committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis; Subcommittee on the Catechism; Orthodox Union Catholic Dialogue; Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

On July 28, 2018 he was one of five American bishops elected by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to represent the United States at the XV Ordinary General Assembly: Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment held in October at the Vatican.



Al is a recent retiree after spending many years at the helm of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. He has since been welcomed to the Board of Trustees of one of the many organizations supporting it: Foundations in Charity. In his newfound spare time, Al still enjoys supporting non-profits around Fairfield County, but also enjoys a round of golf. He and his wife of 56 years, Gina, call St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan home.

Mike Boyd


Mike is retired after a 48 year career on Wall Street. He joined the Advisory Board of the New Covenant Center in Stamford in 2006 and was instrumental in the relocation of this very important Catholic Charities feeding program. He led the effort to move NCC from a very challenging 2000 square foot facility to its state of the art 8,000 square foot location. He and his wife of 55 years, Diane, have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, and are parishioners at St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

John Danaher


John is retired after a very impressive financial career with, among other firms, Willkie Farr and Gallagher, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, as well Deloitte and Touche. He is Treasurer and Board Member of STAR Inc. Lighting the Way, and an active Parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton where he serves on the Finance Committee.

Tony Fernandez


Tony is an independent consultant on the Boards of several publicly traded companies. He also spent 35 years as a senior executive in various multi-national firms. Tony also enjoys photography, golfing, and spending time with his friends and family. He also enjoys traveling, and has been to 65 countries and 48 out of 50 of the United States. He and his wife, Sue, are very active parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield and he has been involved in several Diocesan initiatives.

Louise Gidez


Louise and her family have lived in Fairfield for 25 years. She has been working with Catholic Charities since 2001. She has been very a supportive advocate of the Adoption Program, actively involved with Room to Grow, and is Chair of the Advisory Council of the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport.

Michael Hanlon, CPA


Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of the Diocese of Bridgeport, responsible for the overall financial management of the Diocese of Bridgeport and the stewardship of fiscal resources in support of the mission and goals of the Diocese. He oversees financial and related functions including budgeting, accounting, investments, real estate, and Diocesan entities including Foundation. His extensive professional and volunteer associations included board leadership positions on North Haven Youth Soccer Club, and the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, South Central District and Christian Community Action, New Haven. He is an adjunct professor of Accounting at Post University.

Jerry Knorr


Jerry heads up the Health Care Finance Group at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch where he has worked for 33 years. He also holds an MBA from Wharton School. Outside of his impressive career, Jerry is past President of the Penn Club of NYC, a member of the Board of Overseers for Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn, an active member of the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts, and past Treasurer of the King School in Stamford.

Tom Kolenberg


Tom is a Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch for more than 25 years. He is very involved with a number of Catholic ministries including Good Counsel Homes, Malta House, Knights of Malta, the We Stand with Christ Campaign, and the Knights of Columbus. He also served as President of the I Have a Dream Foundation of Stamford.

Anne McCrory, Board chair


Anne is the Chief Legal and Real Estate Officer and Corporate Secretary for the Diocese of Bridgeport, supervising litigation, real estate, contracts, immigration, and various compliance and corporate governance matters. Anne served as Diocesan Chancellor from 2012-2014. Anne is a Trustee, Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Finance Committee of Albertus Magnus College in Hamden, CT and is the Treasurer and former Chair of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. She received her B.A., cum laude, and J.D. from Boston College.

Mike McNulty


Mike has had a lengthy career in the financial world and holds a degree in Accounting from Fordham University. He and his family live in Greenwich where he they are active members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Riverside.