On Wednesday, March 1, Bishop James A. Tamayo celebrated an Ash Wednesday Mass at San Agustín Cathedral. Faithful from all throughout the Diocese of Laredo gathered to celebrate this special Mass, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the Catholic Church.
After Mass, attendees stood in line for the dispensation of holy ashes as a sign of repentance. The ashes used during Ash Wednesday come from burned palms blessed during the previous year’s Palm Sunday Mass.
The Diocese of Laredo Youth Conference #DLYC2017 had a great turnout with over 500 teens from ages 12-15 coming together to #ConnectWithChrist.
The St. Augustine High School Gymnasium was filled with energy and a cheering crowd. Michael Marchand was the keynote speaker and Michael James Mette provided musical entertainment.
Check out the pictures below!
More than 20 Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for us to listen to the cry of our migrant brothers and sisters. The bishops issued the statement while participating in the biannual Tex-Mex Border Bishops meeting this week.
Please click here for full statement.
"The cry of Christ in the voice of the migrant moves us."
The 2017 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) campaign has begun!
This year's theme is "Love is our Mission!"
Please take a moment out of your busy day to learn about CSA.
Click here for our convenient e-giving site.
CSA donations directly support all the ministries in our diocese!
Announcement on behalf of Bishop James Tamayo:
The USCCB is asking Catholics to participate in an action alert asking President Trump to sign an Executive Order respecting religious freedom. We encourage everyone to act now, and protect religious freedom in America.
To read more and participate in this call to action, click here.