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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!

Celebrate a Milestone of Love and Faith at the Gold and Silver Wedding Anniversary Mass!

Gold and Silver Wedding Anniversary Masses are significant in the Catholic tradition for several reasons:

Celebration of Sacramental Marriage: In Catholicism, marriage is considered a sacrament, a visible sign of God's grace. These anniversaries, especially the 25th (Silver) and 50th (Gold), mark significant milestones in a sacramental union. They offer an opportunity for the Church to recognize and honor the commitment and faithfulness of married couples.

Join the Life Chain on October 1, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Sidewalks of Hillside Road and McPherson Road, Laredo

We invite you to join us at the Life Chain event, where we will express our belief that Every Human Life is Important and Sacred, from conception to natural death.

This will be a moment of peace as we gather to pray for respect for the life of every human being. People of all faiths are welcome to join us in this important endeavor.

We engaged in a meaningful conversation with Hector Herrera, one of our most steadfast donors, delving into the reasons why fostering a culture of sharing is consistently valuable.




Bishop Tamayo of the Diocese of Laredo expresses profound gratitude to his Brother Bishops for their dedicated efforts in addressing the concerns in the Eagle Pass area, which is an integral part of our diocese. We stand in solidarity with all those affected by the ongoing border situation, particularly the migrants seeking refuge.

Join us at the information session for landowners interested in the new cemetery.

August 1st, 3:30-5:30 pm
at the Diocesan Pastoral center.
1201 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX

Together, we'll shape our community's future.