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Ajra - Rosary Church

(02323)246010 Ajra - Rosary Church

Dist. Kolhapur 416 505

Estd: About 150 years ago
Catholics: 1500
Families: 250

Short History: A piece of land for ‘diva batti’ was given to the church in Masoli village by the Maharaja of Ichalkaranji in 1855. The Catholics built a church in 1860. Priests from Goa used to come, stay for a while and minister to the Catholics. Since 1908, there has been a resident priest in Ajra. Around 1928 Halkarni parish was separated and a church was built there. Gauthan parish was separated around 1930. In 1954, the parish was transferred from the Archdiocese of Goa to the Poona Diocese. The church façade and steeple were demolished in 1954 but were rebuilt two years later in 1956. The present church was built in 1990.

Clergy: Fr. Joe Monteiro sj (P.P.): 9422859940
Fr. Joe Pinto sj (Asst. P. P. ): 9860369820
Fr. Simon D’Mello sj (Sup. Principal): 9822913866
Fr. Anthony Pereira sj (Asst. Principal): 9920007559
Bro. Vicky Crasto sj (Regent): 9850510982
Bro. Varun Rodrigues (Regent)

Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth, Ajra: (02323) 246414
Sisters of The Holy Family of Nazareth, Watangi: 02323) 242443

Jesuit Fathers House, Ajra:(02323) 244194
Rosary English High School, Ajra:(02323) 246375
Rosary English School, Watangi: (02323) 242443
Holy Family Pre-PrimarySchool, Ajra: 02323) 246414
Prarthana Kendra, Belewadi: 02325) 275510

Rosary Boarding (boys)—Ajra:(02323)246688
Holy Family Convent Boarding—Ajra: 02323)246414
Rosary Boarding (girls)—Watangi:(02323)242443

Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgical Committee, Altar Servers, Youth Groups, Mahila Mandals

St. Joseph Chapel—Dhangarmala
Our Lady of Carmel Chapel—Gavse
St. Francis Xavier Chapel—Khanapur
St. Sebastian Chapel—Watangi

Mass Centres: 14


Contact Information

Bishop’s House
Kankavli 416602
Dist Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India
Phone: +91 (02367) 233475/ 232061/ 232661
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