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UPDATE 6/3/15: Our telephone system is working again. Thank you for your patience!  

The Diocese of Laredo's phone system is temporarily out of service. Please use email to contact the person(s) you are trying to reach. You can also drop by our offices so that we may assist you in person. Chancery & KHOY: 1901 Corpus Christi St. / Pastoral Center: 1201 Corpus Christi St.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working diligently to resolve this issue. 

AUSTIN — The Catholic Bishops of Texas have named Jennifer Carr Allmon as the Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference. Allmon is the first woman appointed to this TCC role.

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Father José Guadalupe Cadena walked out of San Agustín Cathedral as a newly ordained diocesan priest on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Fr. Joe is excited to spend the summer in Laredo, before returning to Mundelein Seminary to continue his studies.

After a beautiful and emotional Ordination Mass, Fr. Joe celebrated with an intimate luncheon at the Cathedral's parish hall, where he greeted and blessed attendants.

Thank you for all your prayers and continued support for vocations in the Diocese of Laredo. Congratulations, Fr. Joe!

Celebrated on a cloudy morning at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, the Diocese of Laredo’s Memorial Day Mass commemorated the fallen heroes who lost their lives while serving their country in the armed forces. Fr. Iden Bello celebrated Mass and acknowledged the sacrifices made by all the veterans present and those that have passed away.

The ceremony included the traditional laying of the wreath, 21 gun salute, playing of taps, moment of silence, and benediction. Also, there was the unveiling of the Veterans Monument, generously donated by Dr. Joaquín and Bárbara Cigarroa.


On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Diocese of Laredo hosted the Blue Mass at San Agustín Cathedral. The Blue Mass is an annual celebration that honors the brave men and women in law enforcement for their selfless work and commitment to keeping the community safe.

Bishop James A. Tamayo presided over the Mass and thanked everyone in attendance for their service. Representatives from all major law enforcement agencies were present, and they offered their prayers for the continued blessings bestowed upon them.


Welcome to the brand new website for the Diocese of Laredo!

We are constantly trying to find new ways to make your interactions with our diocese easy and convenient. 

Our website offers many new features to facilitate your search of our ministries, parishes, and schools. We are here to serve the needs of all the faithful in the Diocese of Laredo. If you have any questions, please call us at (956) 727-2140

God bless your day!