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The St. Ann High School Mission from Coppell, Texas is currently in Laredo as part of their Mission Laredo 2016. This amazing group of teens volunteer their time each year to beautify and rebuild missions and surrounding houses in our diocese.

This is the 7th consecutive year that we have had the honor of hosting them as they bring a positive attitude and hard work to life through their various undertakings. Over 140 high school students are part of the 2016 Mission Laredo.

For more updates on Mission Laredo 2016, visit their website!

World Youth Day 2016 will be celebrated in Krakow, Poland from July 25-31. Millions of young Catholics eagerly await this special event, which only happens every three years, and they prepare for their pilgrimage.

39 young men and women from around the Diocese of Laredo will be embarking on this journey together. Bishop James Tamayo celebrated Mass for the pilgrims and their chaperones, as they praised God for this great opportunity to grow in their faith.

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.

Click here for full statement.

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