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#88533 - 06/24/04 07:31 AM Catholic Church  
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njmichael Offline
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Hi all,
The wife & I are coming to San Pedro later this year, and we are leaning towards the Holiday Hotel. The downtown map shows that there is a Catholic Church a few blocks north of there, between Pelican and Ambergris. I have a few questions about the church, I'm hoping someone can help me out with some information:

What is the name of the church?
Are the services in English?
Anyone know the time(s) of the Sunday service(s)?
Lastly, a question of etiquette. Where I live on the New Jersey shore lots of people wear shorts to mass during the summer, but I know this is considered rude and insensitive in some parts of Europe. Is it ok to wear shorts to church in Belize? I certainly don't want to offend any of the residents.

Any information anyone can provide on these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

#88534 - 06/24/04 08:47 AM Re: Catholic Church  
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toad Offline
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if you are concerned what others are thinking about you in a catholic church, or any church for that matter, you need to reevaluate...

#88535 - 06/24/04 08:55 AM Re: Catholic Church  
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njmichael Offline
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Your response was less than helpful.

Not so much a "church" thing, it's just that when I'm in another country I want to respect the local customs and norms. Please don't bother to reply if you have no useful information.

#88536 - 06/24/04 08:56 AM Re: Catholic Church  
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And if you are worried about what Toad thinks, you are in even deeper trouble.
Shorts and sandals are ok, probably a shirt with a collar. Don't be surprised if a dog or two wanders in during the service. As I remember, it was in English, and it wasn't the stodgy affair you may be used to. You'll have to check the schedule, but I believe it was either 9 or 10. The church is right in the center of town, on the beach, can't miss it.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#88537 - 06/24/04 11:18 AM Re: Catholic Church  
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lovey and thurston Offline
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You will be fine wearing shorts, needless to say bathing suits are inappropriate, but have certainly seen some tourists attend in those too. There is an English misa at 9:00. Check the schedule posted in front of the Church.

R.B. Mernitz
#88538 - 06/24/04 11:51 AM Re: Catholic Church  
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There used to be an evening service as well. And the Holiday Hotel is a great place to stay!

#88539 - 06/24/04 12:12 PM Re: Catholic Church  
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njmichael Offline
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Thanks everybody!
I was in Corozal Town earlier this month and had a stopover in San Pedro each way. Needless to say I fell in love with the place and plan to come back soon, most likely in September. I hope Holiday is within walking distance of BCs!

#88540 - 06/24/04 01:39 PM Re: Catholic Church  
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Barbara K Offline
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It is! Walking distance to almost everything!

#88541 - 06/24/04 08:32 PM Re: Catholic Church  
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my wife and I will be down at the end of July for our 10th anniversary....what is the possibility of us getting remarried at the catholic church while we are down there??????anyone know???

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