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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

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!

The Vatican and Synod of Bishops recently launched a website and survey for youth and young adults. The survey is open for young people all around the world and provides you with the opportunity to communicate, express, and recount who you are and what you want to say about yourself. It is Pope Francis’s desire to make us the “center of attention”. Please help Pope Francis, Catholic Bishops, and the worldwide Catholic church, better understand your age demographic. Your responses are completely anonymous and go directly and confidentially to the Vatican Synod Office.

With Praise and Thanksgjving to Almighty God, the Diocese of Laredo and the Lozano Macias family joyfully announce and invite you to attend the Ordination to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood of Deacon Heleodoro Lozano Macias  through the laying on of handsand the invocation of the Holy Spirit byHis Excellency James A. Tamayo, D.D. First Bishop of Laredo On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00am San Agustin Cathedral 201 San Agustin Avenue Laredo, Texas 78040

Pastoral Institute Summer Course: July 10 - July 20, 2017. (Mon-Thurs / 2 weeks) 8-11 AM OR 6-9 PM. Pastoral Institute. 1203 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX. 

Pastoral Institute Fall Courses: Our Lady of Refuge Church. 810 Ceylon St. Eagle Pass, TX. **Please see flyer below**

Priestly Ordination of Dcn. Heleodoro Lozano: Saturday, August 5, 2017. 10 AM. San Agustín Cathedral. 201 San Agustín Avenue. Laredo, TX.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D., is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Barbra Zurita as the new Principal of St. Augustine Elementary/Middle School and Sister Christina Conroy as the new Assistant Principal for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.

For full statement, please click here.

The state of Texas has changed the relationship of local law enforcement with the Immigration Control Enforcement agency. The bishops of Texas oppose the legislation, S.B. 4, known colloquially as the "anti-sanctuary city" bill, and encourage Catholics throughout Texas to learn more about their own Fourth Amendment rights and how they can make their communities safer and more welcoming to immigrants.

Visit the TCCB website for the full statement + more resources.

Join His Excellency, Bishop James Tamayo, D.D. & The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Southwestern Lieutenancy on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Fatima in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's Apparitions.

Take this opportunity to walk where Jesus walked and visit the site of Our Lady of Fatima's apparitions. September 5 - 18, 2017

Visit their website for itineraries, trip and tour details, package deals, and more options. 

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.

Adult Faith Formation

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.