Reverend Michael Paul Lama
As a co-chairs of Mike's 1963 50th reunion at San Marino High, we were so saddened to hear of his passing. In reading all the comments his parisheners have left about him, we are saddened to have not known him as an adult and a priest. The accolades about his time as a priest speak very highly of his character, integrity, and devotion to his parisioners. Yes, Father Mike, you will be missed by so many you befriended over your lifetime. God Bless!
Wendy, Caren, and Pam
Father Mike, Thank you for sharing God's love and word with our community. We so appreciate you being there for all of us during good times and bad. Thank you for caring and for your guidance! We will truely miss you and may you rest now in God's arms. Whenever I heard the song Jerusalem My Destiny I will always think of you and how much you loved that song, and many others!!
Ken & Linda Steslicki, Helendale, CA
Father Mike married us in 1984 in Banning & Baptized our son, Precious Blood Church. May God be with you Father Mike & your Family.
Love, Olivia Razo-Dominguez
Fr. Mike will truly be missed. He was the best priest; so kind and considerate. Knowing him was a blessing.
Father Mike was the nicest priest in the world. No matter how busy he was, he always had the time to talk to people or hear their confessions, never putting them off until another day. He always treated everyone the same, no matter what their background was, always smiling his beautiful smile. He officiated at 3 of my children's weddings, baptized my daughter-in-law, officiated at my brother-in-law's funeral, and gave my youngest her First Holy Communion. He visited my husband and me in the hospital, always cheering us up with a joke. He was always there for us in good times and bad. We were honored to have a priest as part of our family. He loved to come to dinner at our house and bring his goofy dog, Jordie, who I am sure was there to greet him when he went to Heaven. Father Mike told me to tell people that I was "his nurse." I had the supreme honor of taking him to his chemotherapy treatments these last few months, and be there his last two days. He never complained about any of his suffering. He is truly a saint. Father Mike, I will miss you as my priest and best friend. We love you! Cathy, Norm, Norman, Paul, Donna, Theresa, Robert, Catherine, Nick, Patricia, Patrick, Chris, and Mary Martell