|Lam Hua professes his Final Oath|
The oath taken by Maryknoll priests and brothers is a promise to consecrate one’swhole life to the work of the missions committed to Maryknoll and an oath of obedience
to legitimate superiors. Lam took his Permanent Oath in the presence of Fr. Edward M. Dougherty, Superior General, his parents, friends and members of the Maryknoll family. The special witnesses on behalf of he Society were Bro. Brendan Corkery and Fr.Michael Snyder.
Lam Hua was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at seven years. His family settled in Tacoma, Washington and he attended the public schools there through high school. He felt a call to priesthood and mission and took part in a special Maryknoll Mission program during the four years he attended St. Xavier College in Chicago. He entered Maryknoll after college graduation in 2007 and did his theological
studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Lam spent two years in Tanzania ashis Overseas Training Program working in parish ministry and sacramental preparation.
In taking his Final Oath to Maryknoll Lam bound himself to Maryknoll and the foreign missions. On August 31, 2013 he will take another major step on the road to missionary priesthood when he is ordained a deacon by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.SS.S. in his home parish of St. Ann in Tacoma. He will minister as a deacon at Old St. Mary’s Parish in Chicago and will be ordained to the priesthood at Maryknoll, N.Y. next year.
by Harry Florentine