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Bishop James A. Tamayo, D.D.

First Bishop of Laredo

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D.

Date of Ordination: June 11, 1976
Date of Installation: August 9, 2000 

Safe Environment

Promise to Protect

Safe Environment

The Diocese of Laredo is proactively engaged, through the education, training, and screening of its clergy,
lay personnel, and volunteers, in maintaining a safe environment for children and young persons in all
its churches, facilities, and sponsored events. If you, or someone you know, has been a victim
of child sexual abuse by church personnel, please contact:

Romeo Rodríguez
Victim Assistance Coordinator
1201 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX 78043 (956) 764-7825

Safe Environment Reporting Guidelines

Code of Conduct

Safe Environment Training

Diocesan News Blog 

         Read about all the events happening in our diocese, special Masses, announcements from our parishes and missions,              upcoming events, and important news from national Catholic outlets! Click on the title of each story to read it in full!

The priestly ordination of twin brothers Juan Mercado and Pedro Mercado Jr. will be something to behold!

La Diocesis de Laredo presenta Martín Valverde ¡en vivo!

Concierto a beneficio de la restauración de la Catedral de San Agustín

Lugar: LISD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (CIVIC CENTER)

Dia: Domingo, 22 de abril 2018

Hora: 3:00 p.m. (15:00)

Precios: $30 (sección de abajo) $25 (sección de arriba)

All men discerning the call of God for their Vocational lives are invited to a day of searching. The Office of Vocations will host Vocation Days for men at Casa Guadalupe, 2302 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX 78043. To register, call 956-7272140 or email Fr. Quiroz, Vocations director, at frfquiroz@dioceseoflaredo.org.

“Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples” (Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium #120).

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Pope Francis has said that our greatest poverty is isolation and our greatest sin is indifference. "Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference!” Pope Francis, Oct.

For all young men interested in attending this Saturday's Vocation Day, the meeting place has changed. Due to the ordination of the Mercado twins, all those wishing to attend Vocation Day are asked to meet at the San Agustín Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. instead of Casa Guadalupe. This is a beautiful opportunity to gain a glimpse at one of the pivitol steps in a young man's vocation to the priesthood or religious life. Please read below for the details concerning Vocation Day and the Ordination. To register, call 956-7272140 or email Fr.

KHOY Radio

KHOY is a nonprofit, non-commercial educational FM broadcast station that serves the community of Laredo and surrounding areas with positive programming.

Youth Ministry

It is the goal of the Office of Youth Ministry to help young people grow in their faith and come to know Christ through service to their community and others.

Family Life Ministry

The Family Life Office responds in faith to the spiritual needs of God's people throughout the natural life cycle by enriching their journey of faith.

Evangelization

The Office of Evangelization strives to call to each Catholic to deepen his or her own faith, develop a personal and intimate encounter with Jesus Christ and boldly proclaim the Gospel.

Adult Religious Education

Religious Education strives to make disciples by making the Catholic faith known, loved and lived among adults and young adults through leadership and faith formation.

Stewardship and Development

Our mission is to assist, teach, affirm and empower Catholics in the Diocese of Laredo to live as disciples and stewards of the Church.

Tribunal

Our mission is to bring back those individuals, whose marriages have ended, into the sacramental life of the Church. 

Religious Education for Children

The Office of Religious Education for Children is committed to witnessing and proclaiming the reign of God through motivation, education and communication. 

 

Catholic Cemetery

Calvary Catholic Cemetery is committed to the corporal work of mercy, performing a ministry of service to all the faithful.

Adult Faith Formation

Our mission is to make disciples, by making the Catholic faith known, loved and lived among adults and young adults, through leadership and faith formation opportunities.

CYO Sports

The Catholic Youth Organization enriches families and strengthens communities across Laredo through youth programs that embrace the love and example of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Diocese of Laredo's vision is to find solutions to reduce poverty in our community.