Cozumel Chapel

Construction Begins on a 500 year Commemorative Chapel

First Catholic Mass to be honored….

Photo Courtesy of Bradley Clay

Construction has recently started for a chapel which is being constructed to commemorate 500 years since the first Catholic mass was celebrated in Cozumel, which is considered by many to be the first ever on Mexican soil.


The project overcame several obstacles, including adjustments to accommodate security measures for arriving airplanes.  It’s expected to be completed in time for the celebrations that will coincide with the 500th anniversary of the mass:   May 6, 2018.


Inicia la construcción de la capilla conmemorativa de 500 años

Homenaje a la primera misa católica. . . 

En fechas recientes comenzó la construcción de una capilla para conmemorar 500 años desde que se celebrara la primera misa católica en Cozumel; que muchos consideran como la primera en celebrarse en suelo mexicano.


El proyecto tuvo que afrontar diversos obstáculos, entre estos, ajustar las medidas de seguridad en el aterrizaje de las aeronaves. Se espera que la edificación concluya a tiempo para las celebraciones que coincidirán con el 500º aniversario de la misa el 6 de mayo del año 2018.


Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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