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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

Safe Environment Training

News around the Diocese

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in honor of diocesan ministries: Saturday, June 25, 2016. 10-11:30 a.m. San Agustín Cathedral.

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.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

His Excellency, Bishop James A. Tamayo, is deeply disappointed with this ruling and urges continued prayers for our brothers and sisters impacted by this decision.

Click here for full statement.

For more information on the Texas Catholic Conference, visit their official website at


Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas hosted a Priest Appreciation Luncheon in gratitude for all the contributions our priests make in the community.

Bishop James A. Tamayo thanked all the members for their unwavering support and participation at diocesan functions.

Attendants enjoyed a delicious meal and great company amongst friends. Each priest was presented with a small gift as a token of appreciation for all they do.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Are you looking to put your faith into action? If so, consider joining the San Martin De Porres Men's Rosary Group!

Men from different backgrounds and professions dedicate one night a week to thank God and the Blessed Virgin Mary for all the blessings in their lives.

If you are interested in joining this fine group of gentlemen, you can stop by any Wednesday at 7 p.m. to check it out. Men from all parishes are welcome. Never underestimate the power of the Holy Rosary!

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.