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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!

Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Laredo celebrated its 7th Annual Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the IBC Annex Building. 

Dr. Joaquín Cigarroa, Jr. and Bárbara Cigarroa and Mayor Pete Sáenz and Minerva Sáenz, were the honorees this year due to their commitment to faith, family, and service that have led to their life successes and community contributions. 

Congratulations to the Cigarroa and Saenz families for all they do!

The Diocese of Laredo participated in Wear Blue Day in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Diocesan employees, Catholic schools, and parish staff wore blue clothing/ribbons to show their support for this worthy cause.

Please continue to fight for children who are abused and neglected. Kids cannot defend themselves; they are not able to stand up for themselves and say no. We all deserve dignity, respect, and love.