Very Reverend Luong Quang Tran

March 31, 1958 - November 22, 2021

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

China Cemetery

461 Benoit Road, China Texas 77613

Reception to follow Interment

Our Lady of Sorrows Reception Hall

245 US-90

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 –


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

Bản Đồ –


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

Bản Đồ –


Sau Thánh Lễ An Táng, Linh Cữu Sẽ Đưa

Tại – Nghĩa Trang China Cemetery

Địa Chỉ – 461 Benoit Rd, China, TX  77613

Bản Đồ –


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

Bản Đồ –


Comments (8)

    Judi Benoit says:

    This is the saddest time for our parish.

    We had a treasure here for 23 years. A one of a kind. Our Texas Country Pastor came to China, Texas and immediately became family.
    He fit in here like gumbo with potato salad.
    He bought his cowboy boots, cowboy hat, camo jacket, pick up truck and a dog named Cowboy and was ready to settle in.

    We all loved him from the start and he began to love us right back.
    We will all miss this wonderful man.
    He lived his life well.
    We will miss you so much Father Tran.

    Judi and Ronnie Benoit (Uncle)

    David Bertino says:

    Father Tran you will always be in my thoughts and prayers . You are my most favorite priest . I will miss my Country Pastor .

    Robert and Phyllis Lee says:

    Rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus and perpetual light shine upon you our kind and gentle country pastor. You will be forever loved and missed. Our prayers and sympathy are with the family.

    Judi Benoit says:

    My husband Ronnie is fighting cancer so we will not be at the services in person, but we will be there in heart and spirit.

    Judi Benoit

    Judi and Ronnie Benoit says:

    This is one of the saddest of times. We have all loved this dear priest like no other. When he moved to our parish, twenty three years ago, we thought of him first as family and then our Texas Country Pastor. He cowboy boots, cowboy hat, camo jacket, pick up truck and a dog named Cowboy. He fit in China, Texas like gumbo and potato salad.
    We loved him and he returned our love.
    We were so blessed to have had him in our lives. Baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings, penance, and the sacrament of the sick.
    We will all treasure the memories.

    God bless his family and friends.
    The likes of him we will be hard to replace.

    Our sympathy and love go with him.
    Sincerely in Christ
    Ronnie and Judi Benoit

    Kaye Leon says:

    No more Covid threat – no more mask‼️Hope we always make you proud. Rest In Peace our Country Pastor 🙏🏻

    Krishna Sukhu says:

    Our prayers and condolences are with the Tran family. No more suffering no more pain only peace, joy, and love. God Bless my dear brother in Christ.

    Lisa Doguet says:

    We are devastated & heartbroken by our country Pastor’s sudden death! How he LOVED us & being a proud Texan with all the trimmings! Our Parish will never be the same without his most positive attitude, compassion, & spiritual guidance. That in itself was a MAJOR feat considering the horrific circumstance that brought him to us in the first place! RIP Pastor Tran now in our heavenly Fathers arms most high, we love & will miss you always, Lisa & Mike Doguet

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