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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

Reporting Suspected Sexual Abuse Form

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!

Bishop James A. Tamayo extends birthday wishes to Pope Francis on behalf of the people of the Diocese of Laredo.

The Diocese of Laredo Youth Ministry Office inivtes you!

Saturday, January 26, 2019: A day fill with a spiritual journey inspired by Pope St John Paul the II founder of the world youth day reunion.

The Office of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Laredo invite everyone to participate in a fun advent challenge. This challenge will help us dive deeper into the meaning of stewardship: giving of our time, talent and treasure to all people.

The Diocese of Laredo released the following media advisory on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. regarding the pending retirement of Fr. Jose Luis Balderas of Christ the King Church. Click below to read the full statemtent.

DOL_MEDIA_ADVISORY_FR_JOSE_BALDERAS.pdf

This art contest is open to children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo. Any kind of ORIGINAL art such as drawings or paintings on posters can be submitted, dealing with this year’s theme: "Every life is Cherished, Chosen and Sent” Deadline for submission of art: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

"We are CALLED" / "Somo LLAMADOS," the title of this year's High School Youth Conference (DLYC), is hosted by the Diocese of Laredo Youth Ministry. Why participate? Pope Francis challenges all of us to become missionary disciples who are not afraid to witness the faith. We believe that a joint witness of thousands of young people and their prayers will indeed help young people to see themselves as witnesses of Christ and members of a young Church.

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.

Evangelization

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 Faith Formation

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.

Tribunal

Our mission is to bring back those individuals, whose marriages have ended, into the sacramental life of the Church. 

Sacramental Preparation

The Office of Sacramental Preparation 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.

Pastoral Institute

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 Charities

Catholic Charities

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