We praise you as we enter our 20th year as the Diocese of Laredo. We come to you with hearts full of gratitude for your unwavering guidance and love for each of us. United as a diocesan family, we renew our faith and walk with you to build the Kingdom of God on earth. Draw close to us, O Lord, that your light may shine and radiate from us as a beacon of faith, hope and love for our community. Together, may we always glorify you and open our hearts to embrace your holy will. May we remain faithful disciples working toward the mission you have entrusted to us as the Diocese of Laredo.
St. Augustine, patron saint of the Diocese of Laredo, pray for us. Amen.
The Diocese of Laredo was founded on July 3, 2000 by His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II. On August 9, 2000, the Apostolic Letters erecting the diocese and installing Bishop Tamayo were formally read by the Apostolic Nuncio in the presence of 25 bishops, over 200 priests, 50 deacons and 3000 other faithful who gathered for the occasion at the Laredo Civic Center.
The Most Rev. James A. Tamayo invites you to pray with him as we enter our 20th year as a diocese.