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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!

 

The Office of Family Life will host the annual Pro-Life Rosary Walk on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 2:30pm. All are invited to join in the 2-mile walk to pray for a respect for human life at all stages -- from conception until natural death. 

The walk will begin at the corner of Boston and Santa Ursula in front of Hernandez-Lopez Funeral Home and end at San Agustín Cathedral. A Mass will follow.  

Bishop James A. Tamayo and the faithful of the Diocese of Laredo join the Church universal in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to His Holiness Pope Francis and join him in offering our prayers for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. As a faithful servant of God, Pope Benedict dedicated his life and ministry as Pope in the service of inviting all people to an encounter with God through the Church and its ministries.

May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Great hope filled the world when our Savior Jesus Christ was born! He was a king like no other – one who came into the world as a helpless infant. Over 2000 years later, we continue to rejoice and celebrate the holy birth of our Savior!

 

Advent begins the new Liturgical Year. In Latin "Adventus" means “coming.” We recall the cry of the early Christians: Maranatha! – “Come, Lord Jesus.” It is a time of vigilant waiting that prepares us to welcome the mystery of the Word Incarnate, who enters the world through the immaculate womb of Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today, Saturday, November 26, 2022, is a momentous day for the Diocese of Laredo as we welcomed a new priest and a new transitional deacon. José Luis Restrepo, currently a transitional deacon at San Agustín Cathedral, was ordained into the priesthood, and seminarian Jerry Gutierrez, who is serving at Christ the King Church in Laredo, was ordained a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Laredo!