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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
Interim 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

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 Diocesan Catechetical Commissioning Mass is on September 7, 2019, at Saint Patrick Church at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

On behalf of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Laredo, I would like to inform you on the humanitarian crisis we are facing on our border, especially since last Friday, May 10, 2019. Catholic Charities is leading this humanitarian crisis. 

Calvary Catholic Cemetery cordially invites you to our Memorial Day Mass with special recognition to Laredoans who died during the Vietnam war.

The Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Laredo, will celebrate the Boy Scout Award Mass and recognize the achievements of 49 youth and 3 adult leaders on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in historic San Agustín Cathedral, (Santa Monica Hall, temporary location, due to renovations).

We have been notified by several parishioners and priests of an active email and text scam targeting pastors and parishioners. In the fraudulent emails and texts, the pastor, mentioned by name, asks for donations of gift cards. Please be aware that this is a scam, and do not respond. The Diocese of Laredo and our priests will not solicit donations in this way.

Please spread the word. 

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.