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Advent begins the new Liturgical Year. In Latin "Adventus" means “coming.” We recall the cry of the early Christians: Maranatha! – “Come, Lord Jesus.” It is a time of vigilant waiting that prepares us to welcome the mystery of the Word Incarnate, who enters the world through the immaculate womb of Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today, Saturday, November 26, 2022, is a momentous day for the Diocese of Laredo as we welcomed a new priest and a new transitional deacon. José Luis Restrepo, currently a transitional deacon at San Agustín Cathedral, was ordained into the priesthood, and seminarian Jerry Gutierrez, who is serving at Christ the King Church in Laredo, was ordained a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Laredo!

It is with great pleasure that Bishop James A. Tamayo announces the return of the Annual Diocesan Conference! It will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), Laredo. Please save the date, and spread the word! 

The theme for the conference is the "Eucharistic Revival: Source and Summit of Our Faith." 

Confirmed speakers for the conference follow.

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Laredo and Medical Missionaries of Divine Mercy will host a medical mission from November 7th-11th, 2022. Vital check-ups, dental, vision care, flu shots and COVID vaccines will be available.

Registration will begin at 8:00 am each day at San Luis Rey Church Hall (3502 Sanders Avenue, Laredo). People will be seen on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 200 people served each day.

Please call (956) 722-2443 if you have any questions.

Located near Laredo College, Casa La Esperanza is a pregnancy resource center that first began to serve women in 1997. The doors closed when the pandemic hit but finally reopened earlier this month after new board members worked to reorganize the center.