The school community surprised Father Beto with a small celebration to thank him for all he has done as pastor of Nativity. He (and his dog) was given a standing ovation upon entering the auditorium followed by the Class of 2017 leading the student body in singing, “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” Each class sent representatives to read a card and present him with gifts. Kristine sang him his favorite rendition of the “Ave Maria”. The Student Council then presented Father with a $1,000 gift from the school families. They then raised their arms in a blessing over him. The entire school community will truly miss Fr. Beto.