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Bishop Tamayo will celebrate a Memorial Mass in honor of his mother on Friday, July 1, 2016 at noon at San Agustín Cathedral. All are invited to attend. 

Click here to read Mrs. Tamayo's obituary. 

The family will receive condolences on Tuesday the 28th of June 2016 at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m.

Mrs. María Guadalupe Borrego Tamayo, mother of Most Rev. James A. Tamayo, has passed away. 

The Tamayo family appreciates all the prayers and expressions of sympathy. 

Please refer to the attached urgent correspondence from Bishop Tamayo.

Click here to view document. 


Father Joe Cadena presided over the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at San Agustín Cathedral on Saturday, June 25, 2016. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, diocesan staff and faithful members of the community gathered in silent prayer to thank God for all the great work done by all ministries in the Diocese of Laredo. 

Adoration serves as a humbling and intimate experience that strengthens our bond with Christ!

His Excellency, Bishop James A. Tamayo, is deeply disappointed with this ruling and urges continued prayers for our brothers and sisters impacted by this decision.

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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas hosted a Priest Appreciation Luncheon in gratitude for all the contributions our priests make in the community.

Bishop James A. Tamayo thanked all the members for their unwavering support and participation at diocesan functions.

Attendants enjoyed a delicious meal and great company amongst friends. Each priest was presented with a small gift as a token of appreciation for all they do.