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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!

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.

We invite you to participate in our live, on-air radiothon which will take place the week of October 7- 11, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hundreds of guests, including Bishop James A. Tamayo, priests and parishioners from throughout our diocese will visit KHOY throughout this week-long fundraiser.

Meet us to pray for the pro-life cause from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019 on the sidewalks from Hillside Road and McPherson Road in Laredo. Join us in witness to our belief that every human life matters and is sacred from conception to natural death. This will be a peaceful opportunity to pray for respect for the life of every human being. Those of all faiths are welcome! For more information call: The Diocese of Laredo Family Life Office (956) 727-2140.

Youth in the diocese are invited to attend a brand new event hosted by the Office of Youth Ministry. This time of prayer and fun has taken place earlier this summer in Eagle Pass, the northernmost part of our diocese, and now makes its way to Laredo. Below, read a testimony of the retreat which will appear in the September/October 2019 Issue of La Fe Magazine.

The Office of Youth Ministry hosts ‘Light it Up’ retreat in Eagle Pass   

The Pastoral Institute will be offering courses in the Fall 2019. Please take the time to pray and consider this opportunity that our Mother Church is giving us. If interested, please do not hesitate to call and ask for further questions: Jesus Zenteno (956)-727-2140

You can Pre-Register, there is NO penalty for cancellation. Filling out Registration Forms and Payments are done on the first day of the course. 

Next Sunday is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis has asked us to pray for our brothers and sisters who find themselves needing to leave their home country due to conditions that either endanger them or do not allow for basic human needs. As you know, many lose their lives each year in these attempts at a more dignified life. Our Bishop James Tamayo will celebrate Holy Mass on Saturday September 28 at 10AM at Tres Laredos Park, (1300 Pedregal St, Laredo, TX 78040) situated along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Laredo Outlet Mall. Please consider praying with us.

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.