Funeral of Father Bruce Lamb

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, the Friars of the Province gathered at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA, with Father Victor Abegg, the Minister Provincial, for the funeral of Father Bruce Lamb. At 10:00 A.M., the funeral began with the reception of the body by Father Victor, followed by a Franciscan Wake Service presided by Father Victor. The Mass of the Resurrection began at Noon, presided by Father Paul Gawlowski, who was also the homilist. Following the Mass, the friars processed to the mausoleum for the final commendation prior to the entombment.

+Father Bruce David Lamb, OFM Conv (1947-2022) was a high school teacher in Compton CA, and had completed his BA from UCLA and Masters in Educational Administration when he entered the friars. As a friar, he completed his MDiv at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley and was ordained to the priesthood. Friar Bruce served the friars as a prison and hospital chaplain, as parish priest, as a math and religion high school teacher, and as a retreat director. Some of his assignments include Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach, CA, Pastor at St. Paul’s Church in San Pablo CA, teaching at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance CA, and a retreat director at St. Clare’s retreat in Soquel, CA.