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Effective May 28, masks are no longer required at Mass, Catholic schools or Diocesan buildings.

A partir del 28 de mayo, ya no será necesario el uso de mascarilla en Misa, escuelas Católicas o edificios de la Diócesis.

In honor of National Police Week, members of the St. Jude Court #2363 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas presented police officers with a gift. A special prayer was printed and tied onto bags filled with goodies to satisfy the sweet tooth! The law enforcement officers who received the gift bags were sure that the treats would lift the spirits of their fellow officers who face a lot of pressure and stress.   


On Monday, May 16, 2022, Bishop Tamayo officiated a Blue Mass. This Mass honored all of the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and to those who protect and serve their community everyday.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Jesus Christ is Risen!

My dear brothers and sisters, Christ is truly risen! As Christians, we know this to be true. May our hope in Christ be renewed as we proclaim Christ’s resurrection today.

In our joy, we must not ignore the pain and the suffering of this world: innocent families who have been torn apart due to the war in Ukraine; migrants who, fleeing violence and danger, are seeking asylum; families who have lost their homes due to wildfires; loved ones whom we have lost due to illness. There is immense suffering in this world.


God’s mercy is endless. With this in mind, Bishop James A. Tamayo invites you to think about how forgiving you are toward your “neighbor.”


The 21 Catholic bishops in active ministry in Texas have written Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Gov. Greg Abbott, to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14 and a grandmother, who is sentenced to die April 27.

The bishops join a broad coalition, including the Innocence Project, domestic violence and battered women’s organizations, former prosecutors, bipartisan legislators and others, who call for a stay of execution to conduct a meaningful review of her case.