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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 Diocese of Laredo is blessed to be amongst the 175 dioceses participating in V Encuentro.

The main goal of the V Encuentro is to discern ways in which the Church in the United States can better respond to the Hispanic/Latino presence, and to strengthen the ways in which Hispanics/Latinos respond to the call to the New Evangelization as missionary disciples serving the entire Church.

For more information, please contact Leti Valdez at or (956) 727-2140.

Take advantage of these courses offered by the Pastoral Institute:

Introduction to the Old Testament 

Introducción a la Biblia
La liturgia católica

Questions? Visit us at 1201 Corpus Christi St. in Laredo, TX or call (956) 727-2140.

Fortnight for Freedom: June 21, 2017 - July 4, 2017. For more information, please visit

Pastoral Institute Summer Course: July 10, 2017 - July 20, 2017. (Mon-Thurs / 2 weeks) 8-11 AM OR 6-9 PM. Pastoral Institute. 1203 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX. 

Misa de sanación: Miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017. 7 PM. Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes. 1609 Glenn St. Zapata, TX. 

Join His Excellency, Bishop James Tamayo, D.D. & The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Southwestern Lieutenancy on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Fatima in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's Apparitions.

Take this opportunity to walk where Jesus walked and visit the site of Our Lady of Fatima's apparitions. September 5 - 18, 2017

Visit their website for itineraries, trip and tour details, package deals, and more options. 

Our Lady of Refuge School
  / K3 - 8 / (830) 773-3531

Blessed Sacrament School / K3 - 8 / (956) 722-1222

Mary Help of Christians School / K3 - 8 / (956) 722-3966

Our Lady of Guadalupe School / K3 - 6 / (956) 722-3915

St. Augustine Elem+Middle School / K3 - 8 / (956) 724-1176

St. Augustine High School / 9 - 12 / (956) 724-8131

St. Peter's Memorial School / K3 - 8 / (956) 723-6302

THE WORD AND MUSIC's mission is to bring light to the strong ties between music and scripture and provide a place for the youth of our community to share their faith journey and favorite positive tunes.

For feedback, song requests, or to be featured on the program, email Download THE WORD AND MUSIC for FREE at or stream via Soundcloud at

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.


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.


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 Social Services

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