Ithaca native observes 25th year as a Jesuit priest - Catholic Courier
(Photo courtesy of Father Frank LaRocca) (Photo courtesy of Father Frank LaRocca)

Ithaca native observes 25th year as a Jesuit priest

Father Frank LaRocca, SJ, a native of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Ithaca, recently celebrated his 25th anniversary of priestly ordination in the Society of Jesus religious order.

Father LaRocca is the son of Phillip and Madeline LaRocca. He entered the Jesuits in 1987; was ordained on June 13, 1998, at Fordham University Church in New York City; and celebrated his first Mass at St. Catherine of Siena on June 21, 1998. He has returned to celebrate Mass periodically at St. Catherine of Siena over the past 25 years.

Father LaRocca has a lengthy history as a college educator, most notably as assistant dean of Quinlan Business School at Loyola University in Chicago. He also has traveled abroad extensively in Europe and Latin America.

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