Holy Rosary Church, Dhaka

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Holy Rosary Church
Holy Rosary's Church.JPG
23°45′32″N 90°23′32″E / 23.7589°N 90.3921°E / 23.7589; 90.3921Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 90°23′32″E / 23.7589°N 90.3921°E / 23.7589; 90.3921
Location Tejgaon Thana
Dhaka District
Country Bangladesh
Denomination Catholic
Membership 15,650 (2015)
Architecture
Status Church
Functional status Active
Years built 1677
Administration
Parish Tejgaon
Clergy
Priest(s) Fr. Albert T. Rozario
Assistant priest(s) Fr. Ignatius Parimal Rozario
Fr. Ronjit C. Gomes
Fr. Mintu L. Palma

Holy Rosary Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Tejgaon area of Dhaka. It is also known as Tejgaon Church and once popularly called the Japmala Queen Church. Under this Catholic church has 15,650 Catholics. Fr. Albert T. Rozario is parish priest of this church and Fr. Mintu L. Palma, Fr. Ronjit C. Gomes and Fr. Ignatius Parimal Rozario are serving there as assistant parish priest. Each Sunday Catholics gather there for Sunday mass and thousands devotee join there.

Construction[edit]

Portuguese Augustinian missionaries introduced Christianity in Dhaka. The second church of Dhaka was built in 1677 at Tejgaon. But this one is the oldest example that can be found.

Renovation[edit]

The church was renovated three times. In 1714, 1940 and the last renovation was in 2000.

The difference between the width of walls and the parts of the roof suggest that the eastern part of the Church was built later.

Information[edit]

Parish Priest  : Fr. Albert T. Rozario Assist. Priest  : Fr. Ignatius Parimal Rozario Assist. Priest  : Fr. Mintu L. Palma Catholics  : 15,650

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