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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

News around the Diocese

Read about all the exciting events happening in the Diocese of Laredo!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bishop Tamayo will celebrate a Memorial Mass in honor of his mother on Friday, July 1, 2016 at noon at San Agustín Cathedral. All are invited to attend. 

Click here to read Mrs. Tamayo's obituary. 

The family will receive condolences on Tuesday the 28th of June 2016 at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mrs. María Guadalupe Borrego Tamayo, mother of Most Rev. James A. Tamayo, has passed away. 

The Tamayo family appreciates all the prayers and expressions of sympathy. 

Please refer to the attached urgent correspondence from Bishop Tamayo.

Click here to view document. 


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Father Joe Cadena presided over the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at San Agustín Cathedral on Saturday, June 25, 2016. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, diocesan staff and faithful members of the community gathered in silent prayer to thank God for all the great work done by all ministries in the Diocese of Laredo. 

Adoration serves as a humbling and intimate experience that strengthens our bond with Christ!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Curso Diplomado: Registration opens in July. Begins on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. 7-8:30 p.m. Pastoral Center (1203 Corpus Christi Street).

Jubilee of Mercy March: Saturday, October 8, 2016. 10 a.m. San Agustín Cathedral.



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.


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.


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.

Pastoral Institute

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 Social Services

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