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Bishop James A. Tamayo attended a conference in Nuevo Laredo with other bishops from Texas and Mexico, who live in or near border cities. The bishops met over three days, from September 2-4, 2022, and they celebrated Mass together at Santo Nino de Atoche Parochial in Nuevo Laredo. During their time together, they also had a chance to visit Casa de Migrante's shelter in Nuevo Laredo that assists primarily migrants from Haiti.

The Diocese of Laredo celebrated it's 22nd Anniversary on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Bishop James A. Tamayo, celebrated Mass at San Agustin Cathedral at noon, along with Father Francisco Carrizales-Quiroz, Chancellor of the diocese, and Father Iden Bello, Pastor of San Agustin Cathedral and Judicial Vicar of the diocese. 

The St. Jude Court #2363 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, has been active all summer. Activities and events have included awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors, gathering for a Bible study with guest speaker Carlos Rene Ramirez, welcoming new members and installing new officers. Most recently, members of the court assisted in "running the kitchen" at St. Joseph Church in Laredo. Most ministires at the parish, including the Young Knights and the choir, take turns cooking food to sell after Mass on Sundays. The profit earned directly benefits the parish. The St.


On Tuesday, August 4, 2022, Catholic schools in Laredo gathered for an all-morning “School Safety Update Training” provided by the Laredo Police Department. Officers Walter Gonzalez and Carlos Hernandez, who have 43 years of experience combined, presented.

“The safety of our students, teachers and staff is our first priority,” said Dr. Guadalupe Perez, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Laredo. She continued, “We are taking measures to ensure that each of our schools provides an even safer learning environment for our students.”