San Pablo Catholic Church fully renovated
Friday, November 29th, 2019
Catholics living south of San Pedro will be pleased to know that they have a refurbished church in the San Pablo Sub-division. The church building was last cared for in 2015 when it got a good cleaning and a new coat of paint inside the room of worship. On January 25 of that year a ‘revival’ service was led by Father Scott Giuliani S.O.L.T. who likened the renewal of the church to spiritual healing. Since then it has fallen into ill-repair; abandoned, vandalised and neglected. It is now freshly painted, showing no signs of wear, with a new tiled floor, altar, a choir room and additional space to accommodate a larger congregation.
The initial renovation of the church building began in September 2016, when Alfaro’s Construction and Design Company started the project. According to the company Dennis Alfaro, they worked on the designs that would see the enlargement of the building to hold more persons. The construction project also aimed to make the church more inviting and beautiful for the community. Alfaro said that renovation was a donation, which came about after approaching the church with the idea. He stated that the renovation was successfully completed with the assistance of Graniel’s Construction Company and Cabinet Shop.
Armando Graniel spoke to The San Pedro Sun, saying he and the company are happy for the completion of the project. Graniel’s provided all the woodwork, built a new altar and even worked on the windows. Graniel added that this is a way of giving back to the community and invites all Catholics to visit the fully refurbished church.
The San Pedro Roman Catholic Church is grateful to the community that has breathed like into the San Pablo Church. The newly renovated church has been blessed by the Bishop of Belize, Lawrence Nicasio, and all faithful Catholics in San Pablo are invited to visit the church. The building will be open every day, from 6AM to 6PM. The church hopes that with this improvement, it will become very active in this sub-division.
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