Since 1980, our international Catholic community has gathered for weekly Masses in English and Spanish at this beautiful chapel in San Antonio de Belen (near San Jose, Costa Rica) founded by Robert and Maggie Brooks. Come and join us.

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

English Mass: Sunday 4pm
Celebrant: Father Reynord Araya
Spanish Mass: Sunday 12pm
Celebrant: Father Jorge E. Rojas
Special English Masses
Christmas Eve Mass 6pm
Christmas Day Mass 4pm
Holy Thursday Mass 6pm
Good Friday Service 3pm
Easter Sunday Mass 4pm

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
English Mass Sunday: 4pm
Christmas Eve Mass: 6pm
Christmas Day Mass: 4pm
Holy Thursday Mass: 6pm
Good Friday Service: 3pm
Easter Sunday Mass: 4pm
Celebrant: Father Reynord ArayaLocation

The chapel is located right next to the Hotel Ramada Herradura in Alajuela, Costa Rica (about a 15 minute drive from Downtown San Jose). Click on the green "B" below for directions.

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The Saint Mary's Chapel Sunday Mass is one of the only English language Catholic Masses in all of the country of Costa Rica. The Chapel is located on the property right next to the Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura in San Antonio de Belen on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica. The chapel was founded in 1980 by Maggie and Robert Brooks as a beautiful place near the main capital of San Jose, Costa Rica for Catholic parishoners to share their faith in English.

We have become an established community of Catholic friends of all nationalities and welcome any and all visitors to join us. Whether you are a long time resident of Costa Rica or just passing through for a visit, please join us for Catholic Mass in English.