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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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Laredo (Latin: Dioecesis Laredanus) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in Laredo, Texas. It was founded on July 3, 2000. The San Agustin Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Laredo. James Anthony Tamayo is the current bishop of the Diocese. It covers an area of 10,905 sq. mi. and has 222,250 members. It has 51 Priests, 29 Deacons, 32 Parishes, and 23 Missions.

The U.S. Provincial for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate has decided that the Order, due to a lack of personnel, will be leaving Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Laredo, effective July 8, 2018. On that date, the parish will come under the pastoral care of the Diocese of Laredo. The Oblates will continue to serve Our Lady of Refuge in Eagle Pass and Sacred Heart Church in Eagle Pass.

Serving Others in God's Love

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by serving others and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 22 - June 29 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

The following is a statement from Most Reverend James Tamayo: 

The public is invited to attend the Memorial Day Mass and ceremony at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

 

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: 3600 McPherson Ave. Laredo, Texas 78040

Location Specifications: By the flag poles facing the Saunders Road main gate (up in front)

Fifty young ladies and fifty young men from St. Augustine High School graduated this Saturday, May 18, 2018. 

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.

Evangelization

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.

Tribunal

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 Charities

Catholic Charities

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