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The Diocese of Laredo released the following media advisory on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. regarding the pending retirement of Fr. Jose Luis Balderas of Christ the King Church. Click below to read the full statemtent.


This art contest is open to children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo. Any kind of ORIGINAL art such as drawings or paintings on posters can be submitted, dealing with this year’s theme: "Every life is Cherished, Chosen and Sent” Deadline for submission of art: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

"We are CALLED" / "Somo LLAMADOS," the title of this year's High School Youth Conference (DLYC), is hosted by the Diocese of Laredo Youth Ministry. Why participate? Pope Francis challenges all of us to become missionary disciples who are not afraid to witness the faith. We believe that a joint witness of thousands of young people and their prayers will indeed help young people to see themselves as witnesses of Christ and members of a young Church.

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Laredo and the Missionaries of Divine Mercy from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston invites everyone to the 10th annual Medical Mission. Free medical, dental, and vision services will be offered by professional doctors at San Luis Rey Church in the parish Hall, 3502 Sanders Ave. November 5th-8th (Monday-Thursday) from 8am to 5pm and November 9th (Friday) from 8am to 12pm. Mass, healing services, and confessions take place on:

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, first Bishop of the Diocese of Laredo, and his brother Bishops of the United States of America have been invited by Pope Francis to partake in a spiritual retreat in January of 2018. Bishop James Tamayo, along with his brother Bishops, requests prayers for the Bishops and for all the people of the Church. 

Save the date and register today! Sponsored by the Diocese of Laredo and presented by Linda, Kracht, from Fortifying Families of Faith, this workshop covers all the hot-button issues parents face in the family today. Topics include Parent responsibilities, the purpose of the family, the teen brain, substance abuse, authentic love, pornography and sexuality topics, marriage, the American worldview, types of personalities and parenting and communication.