A special Mass organized to welcome Father Mario Torres, SJ to Cristo Rey Jesuit ended with a touching surprise for another staff member. Father Torres offered a special prayer for new Principal/Director of Academics David Garcia-Prats. Before the prayer, Father Antonio Wieck, SJ shared that members of the senior class had approached him about including the special observance as part of Father Torres’s first Mass.
“This was their idea,” he said. “I commend them for their maturity in suggesting this gesture.”
Garcia-Prats, who was clearly touched by the surprise, says he is enthusiastically looking forward to his new role.
“I look around and there are many, many things to be proud of here,” he said.