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#1 mkdela

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    Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:35 AM

    Does anybody know of one that will perform ceremonies in Cancun? The Marriott has told us our only option is to have the ceremony in Spanish with a translator. I thought we'd try to bring a priest from the U.S. but that is turning out to be a lot harder than I expected.

    Thanks!!
    KATHLEEN & COURTNEY 3/1/08

    #2 Martha

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      Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:45 AM

      A friend of mine got married in Playa del Carmen by a non-denominational minister who spoke English....

      I don't see how a Spanish speaking Priest is your only option. That's just probably the one they usually use....


      Do both of you have all your sacraments?

      #3 mkdela

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        Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:55 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Just Martha
        A friend of mine got married in Playa del Carmen by a non-denominational minister who spoke English....

        I don't see how a Spanish speaking Priest is your only option. That's just probably the one they usually use....


        Do both of you have all your sacraments?
        I know - I just emailed my WC again to ask if she was SURE there was no English speaking Catholic priest anywhere in Cancun?? I also find it hard to believe! I think the issue is that the Marriott has an agreement with 1 or 2 priests and they happen to not speak English. We both have all sacraments and other requirements, but the officiant has to be Catholic for a Catholic ceremony...
        KATHLEEN & COURTNEY 3/1/08

        #4 -Kate-

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          Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:11 PM

          I thought the whole deal was that the ceremony actually had to be in Spanish to be legal in Mexico. Maybe I'm just confused, but I thought that was why you needed to have it translated - not because the officiant didn't speak English.

          #5 mkdela

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            Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:20 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by LALA
            I thought the whole deal was that the ceremony actually had to be in Spanish to be legal in Mexico. Maybe I'm just confused, but I thought that was why you needed to have it translated - not because the officiant didn't speak English.
            That definitely may be true...we are doing the legal ceremony in NYC a few days before the wedding so we don't have to deal with any of that. So for the religious ceremony, apparently it can be done in any language we want.
            KATHLEEN & COURTNEY 3/1/08

            #6 mkdela

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              Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:25 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Vanessa Vargas
              Hi, I have been to church for Sunday mass and the mass was perform by an english speaking priest. The church was the one located in the hotel Zone in Cancun. But I have been told that not all priest can perform ceremonies outside of church.

              Vanessa


              Thanks! that is helpful. Now i'm just trying to solve the mystery of why there is an english mass on sundays but no english priests to do weddings. The WC at the Marriott is trying to figure out what the story is...
              KATHLEEN & COURTNEY 3/1/08

              #7 Yazmin De La Mora

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                Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:07 AM

                Hello!
                I am a WC in the Riviera Maya and I know at least 2 different catholic english speaking priests (1 is irish and the other one mexican).

                I am sure that they can help you to find an english speaking priest in Cancun. I do not have their phone numbers with me now but let me know if you are interested.

                However you must know that a catholic ceremony can not be hold in any place but in a church but we can always arrange to have a catholic renew of vows as a ceremony on the beach in your wedding date.

                If you do not mind, there are several non denominational Pastors who can hold english speaking ceremonies!

                I hope this serves a little bit!

                Good Luck!

                Yazmin.




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