By: Joseph Ng
Salesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church
Praise the Lord! The Los Angeles Salesian Community and St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Fr. John Lam, SDB. Fr. Lam is a humble servant of God. A kind and dedicated shepherd, he regularly visits the sick and elderly at any time of the day. Fr. Lam entered the Salesian Minor Seminary in Hong Kong in 1957, was ordained on June 26, 1971, in St. James Catholic Church at McMinnville, Oregon where his family was. His path of service includes roles in education as a teacher, principal, to his current assignment as Pastor at Saint Bridget for the last 16 years.
Full of gratitude to the merciful and almighty God, Fr. Lam gave thanks to God with a Mass on the exact date of his ordination 50 years ago. The people of Saint Bridget reciprocate Fr. Lam’s devotion to the community, a large number of parishioners return their love and joined him in the Thanksgiving Mass.
The Los Angeles Salesian Community led by Fr. James Nieblas, Director of the community, celebrated Fr. John Lam’s 50 years of priesthood with a delicious dinner which included American, Spanish and Chinese dishes. This celebration dinner in addition to Fr. James Nieblas and Fr. John Lam is attended by Fr. Steve Way, Fr. Joseph Farias, Fr. Marco Riveros, Fr. Peter Pong, Sister Maria Lai CSJ, Brothers, Cooperators, Volunteers, St. Bridget’s parishioners and guests.
Please mark your calendar, we are planning a banquet at San Gabriel Hilton on Oct. 9, 2021 to celebrate Fr. John Lam’s Golden Jubilee and welcome Fr. Peter Pong to St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. You are all welcome to join this celebration.