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Bishop James A. Tamayo, D.D.

First Bishop of Laredo

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D.

Date of Ordination: June 11, 1976
Date of Installation: August 9, 2000 


Safe Environment

Promise to Protect

Safe Environment

The Diocese of Laredo is proactively engaged, through the education, training, and screening of its clergy,
lay personnel, and volunteers, in maintaining a safe environment for children and young persons in all
its churches, facilities, and sponsored events. If you, or someone you know, has been a victim
of child sexual abuse by church personnel, please contact:

Romeo Rodríguez
Victim Assistance Coordinator
1201 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX 78043 (956) 764-7825

Safe Environment Reporting Guidelines

Code of Conduct

Safe Environment Training

News around the Diocese

Read about all the exciting events happening in the Diocese of Laredo!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

 On Monday, full-page advertisements ran in the San Antonio Express-News, the Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News from a Washington D.C.-based entity called Catholics for Choice. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Curso Diplomado: Registration is open! Begins on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Pastoral Center. 1203 Corpus Christi Street. Laredo, TX 78043.

Conferencia Carismática: Sábado 10 de septiembre de 2016. 9 am - 5 pm. LISD Performance Arts Center Ballroom. 2400 San Bernardo Avenue. Laredo, TX 78040. 

Conferencia para matrimonios: Domingo 11 de septiembre de 2016. 9 am - 5 pm. LISD Performance Arts Center Ballroom. 2400 San Bernardo Avenue. Laredo, TX 78040. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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!

KHOY Radio

KHOY is a nonprofit, non-commercial educational FM broadcast station that serves the community of Laredo and surrounding areas with positive programming.

Youth Ministry

It is the goal of the Office of Youth Ministry to help young people grow in their faith and come to know Christ through service to their community and others.

Family Life Ministry

The Family Life Office responds in faith to the spiritual needs of God's people throughout the natural life cycle by enriching their journey of faith.


The Office of Evangelization strives to call to each Catholic to deepen his or her own faith, develop a personal and intimate encounter with Jesus Christ and boldly proclaim the Gospel.

Adult Religious Education

Religious Education strives to make disciples by making the Catholic faith known, loved and lived among adults and young adults through leadership and faith formation.

Stewardship and Development

Our mission is to assist, teach, affirm and empower Catholics in the Diocese of Laredo to live as disciples and stewards of the Church.


Our mission is to bring back those individuals, whose marriages have ended, into the sacramental life of the Church. 

Religious Education for Children

The Office of Religious Education for Children is committed to witnessing and proclaiming the reign of God through motivation, education and communication. 


Catholic Cemetery

Calvary Catholic Cemetery is committed to the corporal work of mercy, performing a ministry of service to all the faithful.

Pastoral Institute

Our mission is to make disciples, by making the Catholic faith known, loved and lived among adults and young adults, through leadership and faith formation opportunities.

CYO Sports

The Catholic Youth Organization enriches families and strengthens communities across Laredo through youth programs that embrace the love and example of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services of Laredo's vision is to find solutions to reduce poverty in our community.