Our Lady of Pilar Church
In July 1970 by the order of the late Archbishop Most Rev. Dominic Athaide, OMF Cap, St. Peter’s School was opened in Dholpur. Rev. Fr. Ivan OFM Cap, and later on Rev. Fr. John Joseph OFM Cap., Fr. Thomas, Fr. P.A. Joseph, OFM Cap were appointed. In 1976 the School was closed down due to certain unavoidable circumstances. Since there were only a few Catholics,. Rev. Fathers from St. Peter’s College, Agra continued to meet the spiritual needs of the people there. In 1993, the Pilar Fathers were invited to the Diocese by late Archbishop Cecil DeSa. The Superior of the Pilar Fathers sent an energetic and capable young priest – Rev. Fr. Shivaji Henriques who became the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Church, Pratappura with the additional charge of the Dholpur Mission. Rev. Fr. Eusebio Gomes bought a piece of land and built the Presbytery and the Church.
Catholic Church, Suraksha Vihar Colony, Ondela Road, Dholpur, Rajasthan 328001 Dholpur
St. Francis Xavier
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