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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:

Melinda Sepulveda
Interim Victim Assistance Coordinator
1901 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX 78043
(956) 764-7868

Safe Environment Reporting Guidelines

Reporting Suspected Sexual Abuse Form

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!

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Laredo works hand in hand with Homeland Security and the Federal Authorities to provide support and respond to any humanitarian crisis on our border.  In 2019, Catholic Charities has provided humanitarian assistance to almost 15,000 migrants,including children, who would otherwise be left on the streets with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

By: Douglas Culp

From Nov. 11-13, 2019, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) held its 2019 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. During the three days of the General Assembly, there was the election of new officers, the approval of a budget and supplements to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, and discussions that touched on a wide range of topics. Here are just a few of the highlights.

On behalf of the Office of Stewardship and Development, we invite you to participate in an act of giving during this upcoming Advent season with the "Stewardship in Advent" Calendar. (See the image gallery below)

En nombre de la Oficina de Corresponsibilidad y Desarrollo, lo invitamos a participar en un acto de caridad durante esta próxima temporada de Adviento con el Calendario "Caridad en Adviento". (Ver la galería de imágenes abajo)

RACE DIRECTOR: Anna Marie Gomez (361) 231-1029

PLACE: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 504 E. Santa Clara Hebbronville, TX 78361

REGISTRATION: 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. START OF EVENT: 8:00 a.m.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 Pre Registration and same day. $20.00 for Teams of 5 or more.


OFFICE OF YOUTH MINISTRY: Teens are invited to the annual Diocese of Laredo Youth Conference to be held in November. Please find our promotional flyer in the gallery below.

Those couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2020 are invited to attend the Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversary Mass. Each couple will receive a special certificate signed Bishop Tamayo and a commemorative coin with his coat of arms so please send the registrations as soon as possible so we can order them in time. We will be accepting registrations starting November 18, 2019.

Call the Office of Family Life if you have any questions: (956) 727-2140

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.


Thinking about a vocation? There are four types of vocations. Need help discerning which one suits you? We can help!

Adult Faith Formation

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. 

Sacramental Preparation

The Office of Sacramental Preparation 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 Charities

Catholic Charities

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