Clergy Directory

Fr Platt 3Reverend William F. Platt
Pastor
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Father Platt is a native of Trumbull Connecticut.  He is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull and Fairfield University, where he earned a degree in English with a certification to teach.  Immediately after college, he served as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teaching at Dolores Mission Parish in East Los Angeles, subsequently made famous in a New York Times best seller written by Father Gregory Boyle, S.J.. He spent his first year of theological formation at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican, before completing his formation at the Catholic University of America.  Bishop Walter Curtis ordained him a priest on April 9, 1988 at St. Augustine Cathedral.

Father Platt has extensive hospital chaplaincy experience, completed a yearlong residency in Clinical Pastoral Education and is a Board-Certified Chaplain of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.  The focus of his C.P.E. residency was psychiatric and oncology chaplaincy.  He has served as the Diocesan Director of Hospital Chaplains for the last three years.  In addition, Father Platt is a Magisterial Chaplain of the Order of Malta.

Father Platt enjoys working out at the gym, watching classic movies and time on the beach.

RenatoDeacon Renato Berzolla
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Renato was born in Borgotaro (Parma) Italy. He was educated at the Scientific Lyceum of the Salesian Fathers in Parma. He attended the Polytechnic Institute of Milan and he received a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Electronics Engineering from New York University.

He is the President of Lux Engineering, a Consulting Firm specializing in Airport Visual Aids - Safety Systems and in High Precision Power Supplies for Physics and Research Laboratories.  He is also the Vice-President of CEI (Italian Electric Commission) - Airports Lighting Group and an Advisor to the CENELEC (Brussels).

Renato is the former CEO and President of Multi Electric Co. in Chicago and is a former Trustee of Augier Company in Carros (France).  Currently he is a Trustee of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

Renato has been a parishioner of Saint Catherine since 1974. He was ordained a Deacon in 1980 by Bishop Curtis. Renato is active in several ministries here at Saint Catherine of Siena. He is involved with the Italian community and the monthly liturgy (Mass) held in the Chapel every third Sunday of the month. He and Deacon Robert Henrey meet with and prepare parents for the Baptism of their children. As part of the Siena Commission on Aging, Renato visits “home bound” parishioners in the Riverside neighborhood. He is mentor to our Altar Servers, educating and training our young men and women in the proper service of the Mass.

Every January, Renato and his wife host a “reunion” reception inviting back families that have baptized a child in the prior year so that these families have an opportunity to meet and get to know other members of our parish community.

Renato is married to Andrea Frances Mazzari for 51 years. He has 4 children and 11 grandchildren.

RobertDeacon Robert Henrey
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Robert Henrey has served in the parish of St. Catherine of Siena since his ordination as deacon in 1984.

After retiring from a career in finance - he was a tax consulting partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City until 1997 - Robert undertook a program of clinical pastoral education, leading to certification in 2001 by the National Associate of Catholic Chaplains. At present, he is an interfaith chaplain on the staff of Greenwich Hospital. At St. Catherine's he is active in several ministries, including the parish's baptismal program, and outreach to the French-speaking and Hispanic communities. He is a member of the Siena Commission on Aging, visiting with homebound parishioners in the Old Greenwich area.

Robert currently serves as Treasurer of Hill House, a not-for-profit, state subsidized elderly residence located directly next door to the parish campus.

Robert is married and his wife, Lisette, is an enthusiastic member of the St. Catherine's choir. Their son Edward is a graphic artist and illustrator living in the area. Robert is French born and spends some time each year in his native country. He holds a degree in language and literature from Oxford University.

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Deacon John Linsenmeyer
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Deacon John Linsenmeyer was educated at Georgetown University in Washington, DC (A.B. 1961, J.D.1964) with postgraduate study at the University of Virginia Law School (1978), the U S Army War College (1986) and the Diocese Of Bridgeport Diaconate Formation (2000 through ordination by Bishop Lori on June 12, 2004).  Prior to ordination John was a commercial barrister with a large international law firm.

 

EduardoDeacon Eduardo Rodrigues
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