Fr. Phong Tran
2011 - present
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Parish in Wakaw is pleased to welcome Fr. Phong who
is originally from Vietnam. Fr. Phong came to Canada eleven years ago and has been a
priest for five years. Prior to coming to Wakaw he seved the parish of Delmas in
the North Battleford area. He began serving the community as of August 1, 2011.
Fr. Phong comes from a family of eight children, with him being the youngest.
While living in Vietnam he was an electrican and worked here as an electrician
prior to becoming a priest. He became a priest because he followed the call of
God. He also has a sister who is a nun.
Wakaw is not new to Fr. Phong as he worked with Ben Nagy Plumbing & Heating for
three summers, so he knows the area quite well. One of his hobbies is fishing so
this is a great place for him to come.
Fr. Phong will be serving the parishes of Wakaw, Bellevue, Batoche, and Bonne
Madone. He also serves the parishes of Alvena and Tarnopol when requested. He
holds weekly services at the nursing homes in Wakaw in Bellevue.
Courteousy Pat Balone, The Wakaw Recorder