Father Luong Tran of Our Lady of Sorrows Church dies at 63

BEAUMONT, Texas — Father Luong Tran, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, died Monday at the age of 63, after being admitted to Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth Hospital Sunday morning. 

A native of Vietnam, Father Luong was ordained Dec. 16, 1989, by Bishop Bernard J. Ganter. He served at several parishes around Southeast Texas and in the Office of the Tribunal for many years.

On Sunday night, The Catholic Diocese made a Facebook post requesting urgent prayers for Father Luong and Father Samuel Igfabe of Our Mother of Mercy Church in Beaumont. 

A representative with the diocese told 12News that the hospitalizations were two different incidents. The two priests had separate medical issues over the weekend.

Funeral services for Father Luong have been set. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica located at 700 Jefferson Street, in downtown Beaumont. 

Written by Lupita Villarreal

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