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All men discerning the call of God for their Vocational lives are invited to a day of searching. The Office of Vocations will host Vocation Days for men at Casa Guadalupe, 2302 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX 78043. To register, call 956-7272140 or email Fr. Quiroz, Vocations director, at

“Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples” (Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium #120).

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Pope Francis has said that our greatest poverty is isolation and our greatest sin is indifference. "Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference!” Pope Francis, Oct.

For all young men interested in attending this Saturday's Vocation Day, the meeting place has changed. Due to the ordination of the Mercado twins, all those wishing to attend Vocation Day are asked to meet at the San Agustín Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. instead of Casa Guadalupe. This is a beautiful opportunity to gain a glimpse at one of the pivitol steps in a young man's vocation to the priesthood or religious life. Please read below for the details concerning Vocation Day and the Ordination. To register, call 956-7272140 or email Fr.

International Women's Day kicks off the National Catholic Sisters Week from March 8-14! An Upcoming Vocation Day Retreat for women discerning the call of God for their vocational lives are invited to a day of searching on March 10 and April 14.

U.S.  Catholic Bishops of U.S./Mexico Border Respond to U.S. National Guard Deployment

Obispos católicos de Estados Unidos en la frontera Estados Unidos/México responden al despliegue de la Guardia Nacional de EE.UU.

(Espanol abajo)

April 6, 2018

Laredo—In response to announcements regarding deploying the United States National Guard to the U.S./Mexico Border, Bishop James A. Tamayo and his U.S. Catholic brother Bishops of the U.S./Mexico Border issued the following statement: