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En la Diócesis de Laredo queremos recordarles la importancia de las vacunas y los refuerzos para terminar con la pandemia de Covid-19. Recordamos las palabras del Papa Francisco, "vacunarse es un acto de amor."




2022-2023 Pro-Life Poster Contest

This art contest is open to children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo. It must be ORIGINAL art such as drawings or paintings on a poster 22” x 28” dealing with this year’s theme:

Called to serve Moms in Need!

Versión en Español abajo


In response to the Supreme Court of the United States overruling Roe v. Wade, Bishop James A. Tamayo issued the following statement:

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi

By Deacon Ramiro Garza

     This weekend the Roman Catholic Church in the United States celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (or Corpus Christi). It is a time when we celebrate the real presence of Christ – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, in the Eucharist.

Written by: Very Reverend Anthony Mendoza

Parochial Vicar of the Diocese of Laredo and pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laredo

On May 24, an 18-year old male in the small town of Uvalde shot his grandmother in the face, then drove her truck to an elementary school, where he shot and killed 19 young students and two teachers.  The gunman was eventually killed by law enforcement.


In a letter to Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Bishop James A. Tamayo offered prayers on behalf of the Diocese of Laredo. "The clergy, Religious and faithful of the Diocese of Laredo are united in prayer with you and the people of the Archdiocese in asking our dear Lord to bring comfort and strength to the families impacted by the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. May these beautiful souls be received into the glory and peace of heaven. May the families be comforted by the countless prayers offered for their consolation."