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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 Rodriguez Jr., Chancellor
Victim Assistance Coordinator
1901 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX 78043
(956) 764-7825

Safe Environment Reporting Guidelines

Reporting Suspected Sexual Abuse Form

Code of Conduct

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service (CBAR)

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!

On Saturday, May 23rd, The Most Reverend James A. Tamayo released a Decree, The Phased Restoration of Public Worship, after the temporary suspension of public celebrations of Mass due to COVID-19. 

An update regarding parish churches throughout the Diocese of Laredo during COVID-19

This article by Bishop James A. Tamayo was printed in the Laredo Morning Times on April 25, 2020.  

A special prayer to bring peace into your home during COVID-19.

As we enter into Holy Week, the Most Rev. James A. Tamayo has a message of hope for each of us in the Diocese of Laredo and beyond.

This was published in the Laredo Morning Times on Saturday, April 4, 2020. 

Bishop Tamayo urges all in the Diocese of Laredo to please take action today to support faith-based nonprofits including our diocese.

We are concerned that religious nonprofits will be disqualified and/or severely deterred from applying for forgivable loans under the recently passed CARES Act.

Contact members of Congress today.  

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.

Vocations

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.

Tribunal

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.