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Chancery Building

Diocesan Bishop

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D.

Administrative Assistant
Gloria Rodríguez         

Executive Secretary                                          
Maria de los Angeles Palacios                                                                                                               

Vicar General

Very Rev. R. Anthony Mendoza

Fiscal Office and Accounting

Fiscal Officer
María Cecilia Moreno                                 

Lizzy Escamilla-Flores

Senior Accountant                                  
José A. López

Staff Accountant
Daniela Molina

Staff Accountant
Carlos Sanchez

Accounts Payable
María Elena Acosta

Payroll/Accounts Receivable
Delia Chacon

Office of Human Resources

Melinda M. Sepúlveda

Benefits Manager
Elva Medina

Clare Gámez

HR Coordinator
Isabel Rodriguez

Office of Stewardship and Development

Director of Stewardship and Development

Development Services Coordinator
Linda Torres

Development Projects Coordinator
Gloria Vasquez

Communications Department

Director of Marketing and Communications
Anselmo Guarneros

Executive Vice-President and General Manager of KHOY 88.1 FM
Bennett McBride Jr.

Editor of La Fe Magazine
Melissa M. Pici

Safe Environment

Isabel Rodriguez

Interim Victim Assistance Coordinator
Melinda Sepulveda         

Facilities Management Office

Director of Facilities
Benjamin Martinez


Contact Information

1901 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX. 78043

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(956) 727-2140

General Information

Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese

Erected: July 3, 2000

Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Antonio

Rite: Latin (or Roman)

State: Texas

Country: United States of America

Square Kilometers: 27,482 (10,614 Square Miles)

Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)


Total Population: 378,803

Catholic Population: 344,711

Diocesan Priests: 48

Religious Priests: 14

Retired Priests: 4

Bishops: 1

Total number of priests: 63

Deacons: 33

Seminarians: 4

Parishes: 32

Independent Missions: listed as Parishes

Missions: 17 

Residential Care of Children: 45


High Schools: 1 

Elementary Schools: 3

Statistic Information revised as of August 2018.