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Meet Mr. La Rocca

A native New Yorker, I have been married for 37 years and raised five children in Maryland to serve and love God by loving and serving their neighbor.  My Venezuelan wife and I originally came to Texas to live in the Valley and be closer to our grandchildren.  After three years of sharing our South Texas experience, God provided us with the wonderful opportunity to serve Him by sharing our talents with the St. John Paul II community.  It is an ongoing mission which blesses us daily for in giving we receive much more.


  • STL in Ecclesiastical History from the University of Navarre, Spain
  • MA in Spanish from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • STB in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Italy
  • BA in History & Spanish from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Certified in Spanish, Latin & Secondary Administration
  • Languages: Fluent in Spanish & proficient in Italian & Latin
  • 40 years of experience in teaching & administration

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  • Interests: Theology & Latin
  • Pastime: European Travel
  • Food: Mediterranean
  • Saints: St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Martin de Porres, St. Rose of Lima
  • Quote: Cum Deo vel de Deo loquebatur