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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!

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!

It is with great pleasure that Bishop James A. Tamayo announces the return of the Annual Diocesan Conference! It will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), Laredo. Please save the date, and spread the word! 

The theme for the conference is the "Eucharistic Revival: Source and Summit of Our Faith." 

Confirmed speakers for the conference follow.

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Laredo and Medical Missionaries of Divine Mercy will host a medical mission from November 7th-11th, 2022. Vital check-ups, dental, vision care, flu shots and COVID vaccines will be available.

Registration will begin at 8:00 am each day at San Luis Rey Church Hall (3502 Sanders Avenue, Laredo). People will be seen on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 200 people served each day.

Please call (956) 722-2443 if you have any questions.

Located near Laredo College, Casa La Esperanza is a pregnancy resource center that first began to serve women in 1997. The doors closed when the pandemic hit but finally reopened earlier this month after new board members worked to reorganize the center.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Life Chain Rosary Event on Sunday, October 2nd and peacefully showed that they too believe every human life is sacred. Our efforts here today will help make a difference in the world by furthering the culture of life.