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Congratulations to Father LaPata!


The Very Rev. James V. Marchionda O.P., Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great (Central Province), invites members of the Fenwick community to the 3rd Annual Provincial’s Dinner, Thursday evening, November 15th at Misericordia Heart of Mercy in Chicago. That evening, the Central Province will honor two very special people, Ms. Allison Rosati and Fr. Richard LaPata, O.P '50.

Fr. LaPata, a Fenwick graduate and former President, has been a Dominican for 65 years. Pope Francis describes preaching as “a happy experience of the Spirit, a consoling encounter with God’s word, a constant source of renewal and growth.” Those words describe Fr. LaPata precisely. We are honored to recognize him with the Central Province Great Preacher Award.

For further information, please see, call Bob Dixon at the Dominican Province Center, 312-243-0011 or write to

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