Priests & Staff

Fr. Robert Vidal, Pastor Emeritus

Fr. Benjamin Tran, Parochial Vicar

pv@stannesealbeach.org
562-431-0721 Ext. 11

Fr. Benjamin Tran felt the “nudge” to the priesthood during high school and applied to Queen of Angels high school seminary in San Fernando, CA.  After graduating, he decided to explore other aspirations and went to Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa and transferred to Cal State Fullerton, CA.  During his 3rd year in college, he experienced an incredible spiritual awakening that propelled him to seriously reconsider the call to the priesthood.  After a time of prayer and discernment, he applied to St. John’s Seminary College in Camarillo, CA where he completed his undergraduate studies and continued on to receive his theological degree at St. John’s Theology.  He was ordained on June 10, 2006.  Since then he has served as a priest for the Diocese of Orange in various parishes and was assigned to our parish of St. Anne on July 1, 2015.