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Chancery Building

Diocesan Bishop

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D.

Administrative Assistant
Gloria Rodríguez         

Executive Secretary                                          
Laura Moran-López                                                                                                                    

Vicar General

Very Rev. R. Anthony Mendoza

Fiscal Office and Accounting

Fiscal Officer
María Cecilia Moreno                                 

Lizzy Escamilla-Flores

Parish Accountant                                       
José A. López

Staff Accountant                                                        
Patricia González

Accounts Payable
María Elena Acosta

Payroll/Accounts Receivable
Delia Chacon

Office of Human Resources

Melinda M. Sepúlveda

Benefits Manager
Elva Medina

Clare Gámez

Office of Stewardship and Development

Development Project Coordinator
Rosalia Peña

Development Services Coordinator

Communications Department

Bennett McBride Jr.

Editor of La Fe Magazine
Melissa M. Pici

Safe Environment

Safe Environment Coordinator
Leti Valdez

Interim Victim Assistance Coordinator
Melinda Sepulveda                                                

Contact Information

1901 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX. 78043

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(956) 727-2140

General Information

Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese

Erected: July 3, 2000

Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Antonio

Rite: Latin (or Roman)

State: Texas

Country: United States of America

Square Kilometers: 27,482 (10,614 Square Miles)

Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)


Total Population: 378,803

Catholic Population: 344,711

Diocesan Priests: 48

Religious Priests: 14

Retired Priests: 4

Bishops: 1

Total number of priests: 63

Deacons: 33

Seminarians: 5

Parishes: 32

Independent Missions: listed as Parishes

Missions: 17 

Residential Care of Children: 45


High Schools: 1 

Elementary Schools: 3

Statistic Information revised as of August 2018.