Very Reverend Luong Quang Tran
The Very Reverend Luong Quang Tran died Monday, November 22, 2021, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth surrounded by his family’s prayerful presence. He was 63. He was pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in China, Texas, and was Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Beaumont.
A native of Binh Thuan, Vietnam, Luong Tran was one of 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. Tran Van Quang who both predeceased him. Most of his family arrived in the U.S. in 1975 but Father Tran didn’t get here until 1980. The five years that separated them were difficult for Father Tran who missed his family, especially his mother.
Father Tran’s family said, “We are very grateful for the memories we have shared with our dear brother Luong. We will miss him at every celebration and sharing of family meals which we will always cherish. We know he will continue to care and watch for us until we reunite.
“May God bless everyone who has touched him throughout his life.”
Father Tran was known as a “country pastor” by his parishioners and many others who knew him and enjoyed his subtle sense of humor. He loved hunting – especially bow hunting. Many times when you saw him when the weather was cool, he was wearing a camo jacket. Though his home country of Vietnam always held a special place in his heart, Father Tran loved the United States and Texas.
He had graduated high school and attended two years of philosophy studies in Vietnam before beginning his journey to Southeast Texas. As with many, it was a long, and many times difficult, struggle to join his family.
After arriving in Texas, Father Tran completed his Philosophy studies at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving in 1985 and his graduate studies in Theology at St. John Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts.
Father Tran was ordained a priest at St. Anthony Cathedral on December 16, 1989, by Bishop Bernard J. Ganter. After ordination he served at Immaculate Conception, Liberty; St. Mary, Orange; St. Peter the Apostle, Groves; St. Charles Borromeo, Nederland; St. Joseph, Beaumont; and Our Lady of Sorrows, China, from 1999 until his death.
In an article in the East Texas Catholic in May 2010 Father Tran said how he discerned that he was called to the priesthood.
“It had to do with the religious education from the Dominican Sisters and the pastor of the parish where I grew up in Vietnam. They convinced me that God needed somebody to help and do the work for the Church.”
In addition to his parish assignments he served as a chaplain for the Port of Orange, nursing home chaplain, on the liturgy committee, on the Presbyteral Council and on the College of Consultors. For 25 years Father Tran ministered in the diocesan Tribunal.
He helped many people with the annulment process through his ministry in the Tribunal office. He had completed his licentiate in Canon Law in 1996 at The Catholic University of America.
He is survived by his six sisters and four brothers including their husbands and wives along with twenty-five nieces and nephews – Dang & Yen Truong, Truc & Anh Tran, Tuyet Tran, Thoi & Van Nguyen, Hai & Linh Pham, Hoang & Loan Phan, Vu & Thu Tran, Thien & Nancy Tran, Trung & Gracie Tran, Khanh & Kathy Tran.
Ordained December 16, 1989
Funeral Liturgies for Very Reverend Luong Q. Tran
Saturday, November 27, 2021
12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Gathering of Family and Friend’s
1:00 p.m. Rosary – English
2:00 p.m. Prayers Led by Dominican Sisters
3:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy – English
4:00 p.m. Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Vietnamese
5:30 p.m. Blessing of Mourning Cloths
2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont
Sunday, November 28, 2021
2:00 p.m. Reception of the Body
Our Lady of Sorrow Church
245 US-90, China
5:00 p.m. Vigil Service
Monday, November 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont
Interment to follow
461 Benoit Road, China Texas 77613
Reception to follow Interment
Our Lady of Sorrows Reception Hall
China, Texas 77613
In remembrance of Father Luong Tran’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Diocese of Beaumont to support the many ministries of the diocese.
In memory of Father Luong Tran
Diocese of Beaumont
710 Archie St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
The family requests that all guests wear a face covering when attending the services.
Chương Trình Cầu Nguyện Và Thánh Lễ
Linh Mục Gioan Baotixita Trần Quang Lương
03/31/1958 – 11/22/2021
Ngày: Thứ Bảy, 27 Tháng 11, 2021
Giờ – 2:00pm – Các Nữ Tu Dòng Đaminh Đọc Kinh (Tiếng Anh)
Giờ – 4:00pm – Đọc Kinh
Giờ – 5:30pm – Lễ Phát Tang
Tại – Nhà Quàn Broussard Mortuary
Địa Chỉ – 2000 Mcfaddin Ave, Beaumont, TX 77701
Bản Đồ – https://g.page/BroussardsMcFaddin
Ngày: Chủ Nhật, 28 Tháng 11, 2021
Giờ – 2:00pm – Thăm Viếng (Tiếng Anh)
Giờ – 4:00pm – Chia Sẻ Kỷ Niệm về Cha Lương (Tiếng Anh & Tiếng Việt)
Giờ – 5:00pm – Cầu Nguyện Canh Thức (Tiếng Anh)
Tại – Giáo Xứ Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Địa Chỉ – 245 US-90, China, TX 77613
Ngày: Thứ Hai, 29 Tháng 11, 2021
Giờ – 10:00am – Thánh Lễ An Táng
Tại – St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
Địa Chỉ – 700 Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Sau Thánh Lễ An Táng, Linh Cữu Sẽ Đưa
Tại – Nghĩa Trang China Cemetery
Địa Chỉ – 461 Benoit Rd, China, TX 77613
Sau Nghi Thức Tại Nghĩa Trang, Xin Mời Quý Vị Dùng Bữa Trưa
Tại – Giáo Xứ Our Lady of Sorrows Reception Hall
Địa Chỉ – 245 US-90, China, TX 77613