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Friday, November 8, 2019

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Laredo and the Missionaries of Divine Mercy from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston invite everyone to the 11th Annual Medical Mission from November 4 - 7, 2019 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and November 8, 2019 (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) 



Mass followed by spiritual refleccion: It will be held on Monday November 4th at San Luis Rey Church 6:30 PM; Wednesday November 6th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 5:30 PM; Thursday November 7th at Christ the King Church 6:00 PM.

We are accepting donations of wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches. For more information please call Catholic Charities at (956) 722-2443 or God bless you!

Caridades Católicas de la Diócesis de Laredo y Los Misioneros de la Divina Misericordia de la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston, invitan a todos a la 11va Misión Medica Anual.

Se ofrecerán gratuitamente servicios Médicos, Dentales, Exámenes de la Vista por Doctores profesionales. Estos Servicios se ofrecerán en el Salón de la Iglesia San Luis Rey, ubicada en 3502 de la Avenida Sanders a partir del lunes 4 de noviembre al jueves 7 de noviembre de 8am a 5pm y viernes noviembre 8 de 8am a 12pm.

Misa seguida de reflexión espiritual: se llevarán a cabo el lunes 4 de noviembre en la Iglesia San Luis Rey a las 6:30 pm; miércoles 6 noviembre en la Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe a las 5:30 pm; jueves 7 de noviembre en la Iglesia de Cristo Rey a las 6:00 pm.

Se aceptan donaciones de sillas de ruedas, caminadores (walkers), bastones, muletas. Para más información comunicarse a Caridades Católicas al (956) 722-2443 o ¡Dios les Bendiga!

In 2009, the Medical Missionaries of Divine Mercy (MMDM), at the request of Bishop James A. Tamayo, DD, partnered with the Diocese of Laredo and launched the medical mission to serve the indigent healthcare needs in our community. The MMDM is a group of medical doctors, dentist, optometrists, nurses, priests, deacons and volunteers from St. Laurence Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Every year, over 1,200 poor and disadvantaged people are provided with free medical, dental exams/ extractions, vision and hearing screening, chiropractic and physical therapy, as well as medical supplies such as wheelchairs. In addition, for those who wish, spiritual nourishment in the form of Healing Services are provided in several parishes. The 11th Annual Medical Mission will be held from November 4th – 8th, 2019 at San Luis Rey Parish, 3502 Sanders Ave. and is an excellent opportunity for those needing attention to be served by professional persons in the health field. 

 It is estimated that approximately 1,200 people will be served this year. The services provided are:
  • General Medical Check Ups 
  • Dental care including check-ups, x-rays, cleaning, extractions 
  • Vision Care that includes eye exams and distribution of glasses 
  • Prescription medications given under a physician’s supervision 
  • Medical equipment including physical therapy equipment 
  • Celebration of daily Mass, confessions and spiritual services 

 We are grateful to the local nursing programs from Laredo College, as well as the different parish groups and all the volunteers who work tirelessly for the success of our Medical Mission. Without their help and cooperation, this would not be possible. 

I can honestly say that each mission is a unique experience and that I have come away from every mission receiving more than I gave, made new friends, and have a greater appreciation of the many blessings in my life. Thank you for your interest in the Medical Mission and the work we do. 


Respectfully Yours, 
Benjamin D. De la Garza, CPA 
Executive Director 
Diocese of Laredo-Catholic Charities

 1919 CEDAR AVE. - P.O. BOX 3305-LAREDO, TX 78044-3305 - PHONE (956) 722-2443 - FAX (956) 725-2238 

Heavenly Father 

We present ourselves to you, imperfect yet totally loved by you. We have heard your call and we say ‘YES’ to your will. We humbly offer ourselves in your service. We are ready for the sacrifice your call requires. Lord, we ask you to help us love others as you have loved us. Grant us your gifts of gentleness, kindness, patience, understanding, love, wisdom, and the power to heal the body mind and spirit of those we serve. Our ears are attentive to your voice. Help us to think like you. Let us have joyful hearts as we meet the neediest of your peoples and those who have not heard your word. Let our actions and demeanor tell the story of your love and kindness. Let our witness to Jesus Christ instill a yearning in those we encounter to learn about the God who sends such kindness into the world. Lord, watch over us, protect us from all evil, and lead us not into temptation. At each day’s end let us have peaceful rest and renewal of spirit and strength for the next day as we praise your holy name. Amen