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Lenten Mission with Fr. Frank Pretto

St. Joseph Lenten Mission with Fr. Frank PrettoStanding L to R: Deacon Ben Davis, Fr. Joseph Vigil, Fr. Frank Pretto, Fr. Charlie Sena and Deacon Peter MassaroSt. Joseph Lenten Mission with Fr. Frank Pretto
Standing L to R: Deacon Ben Davis, Fr. Joseph Vigil, Fr. Frank Pretto, Fr. Charlie Sena and Deacon Peter Massaro

 

Fr. Frank Pretto, a former pastor of San Isidro-San Jose Parish in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pueblo from Mon. - Wed., March 13-15, to take part in a Lenten Mission. Each evening at 6 p.m., the pews of the parish were packed to hear his sermons for the 'Season of Lent.' Below are pictures and videos of each of the three masses.

 

 

 

 

Click HERE to watch the video of the first Lenten Mission Mass by Fr. Frank Pretto (by Mandy Davis)

 

Click HERE to watch the video of the second Lenten Mission Mass by Fr. Frank Pretto (by Mandy Davis)

 

Click HERE to watch the video of the third Lenten Mission Mass by Fr. Frank Pretto (by Mandy Davis)

 

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Fr. Frank PrettoFr. Frank Pretto

Fr. Frank Pretto was born and raised in Colon, Republic of Panama. He attended Colegio San Jose, a Christian Brother’s school, from 1st grade to graduation (Jan 1963) and then did two years of college in his home country of Panama before coming to the United States and studying accounting at the University of New Mexico (1965) for two years prior to entering the Seminary to become a Roman Catholic Priest. Father Frank was ordained, September 9, 1972 in Albuquerque at the Aquinas Newman Center by the Most Rev. James Peter Davis, the Archbishop at the time.

Fr. Frank retired from being a Pastor almost a year ago after 45 years as a priest, 34 of those years being the Pastor of San Isidro-San Jose Parish in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fr. Frank is also a professional musician, having begun playing professionally at 14 years of age and to this day, still entertaining. His band, Pretto Y Parranda has been playing mostly in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1975. Fr. Frank has appeared on National Television a number of times: The Cristina Show in 1990, The Today Show in 1992, Noticias y Mas and Ocurrio Asi. He gave up the band five years ago; however, they still play one gig a year in Florida. Fr. Frank then turned to play solo Piano and continues to do so to this day in the Santa Fe area.

His three albums: COSA BUENA, TROPICALISMO CON EL PADRE SALSA, and PRETTO EN VIVO (PRETTO LIVE), have sold many copies with Tropicalismo having sold out completely. His other two albums continue to sell on line or by writing to Fr. Himself.

In 1998 Fr. adopted a son, Thomas, and has three grandchildren; Jerome Baca, 16, Destiny Baca 14, and Carlos Joaquin Baca 7. All live with mother, Jamie Viarrial and dad, Thomas Baca in Pojoaque NM.

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