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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

Reporting Suspected Sexual Abuse Form

Code of Conduct

Safe Environment TRAINING

Diocesan News Blog 

         Read about all the events happening in our diocese, special Masses, announcements from our parishes and missions,              upcoming events, and important news from national Catholic outlets! Click on the title of each story to read it in full!

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. A panel consisting of the Very Reverend Anthony Mendoza (Vicar-General of the Diocese of Laredo), Mrs.

"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.

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, s