Lenten Mission

The Three Great Loves: God, Neighbor, Self

Parish Lenten Mission

March 12, 13 & 14

Presented by Fr. Frank Desiderio, CSP

Daily at

9:00 am with Mass and Continental Breakfast
7:00 pm with Prayer Service

St. Gabriel Catholic Church Sanctuary

The Three Great Loves

Take some time to cultivate love in your life. Based on the Great Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength… You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Fr. Frank Desiderio, CSP, uses a multi-media presentation to explore how we can receive God’s love and extend that love to others, including ourselves.  Join us, and give yourself the gift of attending to God’s love for you.

About Frank Desiderio, C.S.P. 

Frank Desiderio, C.S.P., was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983. He is currently on the Presidential Board of the Paulist Fathers. From 2000 to 2009 as President of Paulist Productions, he executive produced more than twenty-five hours of television documentaries and movies. Fr. Desiderio’s credits include the ABC/Paramount movie “Judas” which aired on ABC Television in 2004. His last film, “The Big Question: A Film About Forgiveness” launched him into a new ministry of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Prior to television ministry, he was a parish priest in Los Angeles, director of campus ministry at UCLA, a radio producer for Paulist Communications and director of the Paulist Seminary, St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C. He served as Chairman of the HUMANITAS Prize, which recognizes writers whose work in film and television both entertains and morally enriches the viewing public. 

 From 2010 to 2014 he was director of the Paulist Center in Boston. Currently he is First Consultor of the Paulist Fathers and lives in New York City. During the summer he serves as Director of St. Mary’s of the Lake, the Paulist summer home. 

He holds a BA in English from the University of Maryland, an MA in Theology from The Catholic University of America and an MA in Communications Management from The Annenberg School at USC.

His poetry has appeared in various journals and newspapers throughout the US and Canada. Along with his sister, Mimi Moriarty of Albany, NY, he co-authored a book of poetry, “Sibling Reverie.”

You can find videos of his liturgical poems on Facebook at Fr. Frank’s Poetry Page.

He is the author of Can You Let Go of a Grudge: Learn to Forgive and Get On With Your Life from Paulist Press (2014).

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