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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!

Monday, May 15, 2017

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 - Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary. 

Take this opportunity to walk where Jesus walked and visit the site of Our Lady of Fatima's apparitions.

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Come and See for Women: Saturday, May 27, 2017. 10 AM-2 PM. Casa Guadalupe. 2302 Corpus Christi St.

Movie Fundraiser Ignatius of Loyola: Tuesday, May 30, 2017. 6:30 PM. Alamo Drafthouse. 11210 East Point Drive. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Join us on Monday, May 1 at 7 PM at Blessed Sacrament Church & Tuesday, May 2 at 7 PM at St. Patrick Church.

The “Theology of the Body” was developed by St. John Paul II as the most effective way to help people of our times understand Catholic teaching on sexuality, marriage and family. The presentations are for both teenagers and adults, and are highly recommended for Catholic school teachers and catechists. Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

We invite you to learn more about the Safe Environment Program.

For any other questions, please contact:                                  

Romeo Rodríguez, Victim Assistance Coordinator
1201 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX 78040 / (956) 764-7825

Melinda M. Sepúlveda, Safe Environment Coordinator
1901 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX 78043 / (956) 764-7868

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Living As A People Of God In Unsettled Times

A pastoral reflection from the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee has issued the following pastoral reflection in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands. In the statement, the bishops encourage each of us to do what we can to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lent is a time of spiritual preparation, repentance, grace, and renewal.

To help you observe this holy season the right way, we are providing a list of guidelines to follow for a fruitful Lenten season.

For a complete list of Lenten regulations, please click here.

Para una lista completa de regulaciones de Cuaresma, pulse aquí.

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.