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Father Eduardo Montemayor

The “Israel United in Christ” group is a growing concern to churchgoers

On Thursday, April 9th, around 9:30 am, an incident occurred at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church when a group of members from the Israel United in Christ disrupted a school mass in the church. Their disrespectful and insulting behavior alarmed many in the church and within the community. The occurrence is rare in Belize, a country known for religious freedom and peaceful coexistence among many denominations.

San Pedro Catholic Church plans to relocate primary school

The San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School (SPRCS) is the oldest school on the island, opening in the 1920s in the center of town. However, its current location is no longer suitable for the hundreds of students it serves, especially given the traffic congestion plaguing the town, with roads wrapping around the school's walls. As a solution, there are plans to relocate the school to the southern part of town in the coming years.

San Pedro Catholics celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe

On Tuesday, December 12th, devoted island Catholics headed under the rain to the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church by Central Park to honor La Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe). The annual tradition is part of the festivities held across the Americas in the Roman Catholic Church. The celebration pays homage to the story of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, an indigenous Mexican farmer in the Hill of Tepeyac, in 1531. This year, the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church acquired a replica of the venerated image on a cloak associated with the apparition of the Virgen. The original portrait of the image is in Mexico City, Mexico.

Festivities for Dia de San Pedro begin

From as early as 4AM, San Pedranos started the annual and traditional Dia de San Pedro celebrations on Thursday, June 29th. The first day of the festivities honoring the island’s Patron Saints, San Pedro and San Pablo, included a full day of activities spearheaded by the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church. The festival will span over the weekend with the Miss San Pedro Pageant and local and international entertainment at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre sporting complex.

Belize and Taiwan sign MOU for San Pedro Hospital

On Wednesday, January 11th, residents of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, saw the historic signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Governments...

San Pedro Lions Club celebrate 47 years of service

On Saturday, December 3rd, the San Pedro Lions Club celebrated its 47th anniversary. The celebration included a gala at the Lions Den on Barrier Reef Drive with specially invited guests, who were recognized for their partnership with the island’s Lions Club over the past years. The extravaganza also saw many Lion members honored. The special event ended with a dinner and the live performance of San Pedro’s number one band, Rompe Raja!

San Pedro Catholic Church celebrates Father Eduardo Montemayor’s 20th priestly anniversary during Dia de San Pedro.

The San Pedro Roman Catholic Church observed the Dia de San Pedro on June 29th with several religious activities, including a celebration honoring Father Eduardo Montemayor’s 20 years as a priest. A special program was held at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium, where Father Montemayor was honored for his service over the past two decades. The event also saw several community and church members awarded.

San Pedro’s Roman Catholic Church observes Dia San Pedro!

Following the festivities held by the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) over the weekend featuring the Miss San Pedro Pageant and performances involving international entertainers, the island’s Roman Catholic Church hosted their religious activities starting on Tuesday, June 28th with a youth vigil and concert. On Wednesday, the traditional fishermen’s mass was followed by a boat procession that ended on the lagoon side of the island, where Father Eduardo Montemayor prayed and blessed all the fishing vessels.