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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
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

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!

En la Diócesis de Laredo queremos recordarles la importancia de las vacunas y los refuerzos para terminar con la pandemia de Covid-19. Recordamos las palabras del Papa Francisco, "vacunarse es un acto de amor."




2022-2023 Pro-Life Poster Contest

This art contest is open to children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo. It must be ORIGINAL art such as drawings or paintings on a poster 22” x 28” dealing with this year’s theme:

Called to serve Moms in Need!

Versión en Español abajo


In response to the Supreme Court of the United States overruling Roe v. Wade, Bishop James A. Tamayo issued the following statement:

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi

By Deacon Ramiro Garza

     This weekend the Roman Catholic Church in the United States celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (or Corpus Christi). It is a time when we celebrate the real presence of Christ – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, in the Eucharist.

Written by: Very Reverend Anthony Mendoza

Parochial Vicar of the Diocese of Laredo and pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laredo

On May 24, an 18-year old male in the small town of Uvalde shot his grandmother in the face, then drove her truck to an elementary school, where he shot and killed 19 young students and two teachers.  The gunman was eventually killed by law enforcement.