Holy Rosary Cathedral
Holy Rosary Cathedral Church Quetta Cantt
The Holy Rosary Church, Quetta, Pakistan was the first main church of the Apostolic Prefecture of Quetta. Franciscan missionary rendered their selfless for the spiritual needs of the faithful from 1937-1939 among those Franciscan missionary who served the faithful was a great poet, linguistic and musician served as assistant Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Liberius Pieterse OFM Cap, he also took initiative to translate Holy Bible into Urdu.
Number of priests had been serving through Holy Rosary Church (Cathedral) Late Rev. Fr. Syprin Dice OFM, Late Fr. Nicolus OFM, and many others such as Rev. Frs. Maxmus Fernado OMI, Perscy Mendus OMI, Theogenous OMI, J.J Edward OMI, Alex Joseph OMI, Inayat Gill OMI, Tap OMI, Aloysius Roy OMI, Yousaf Gill OMI, Renarad Ramindaran OMI, Erric Lakman OMI, Khaliq Saleem OMI, Linus Kajol OMI, Demianus OMI, Maric Swat OMI, Guntar OMI, Deacon Khan Paulus OMI, Riaz Dominic OMI, Abid Saleem, Nadeem Denial OMI, Amanet Chaman OMI, Derric Vernon OMI, Eugene OMI, Amir Shazad OMI, Adnan Barkat OMI, Peverz Raza OMI, and a few diocesan Priests namely Anjum Nazir, Iqbal Khurshid, Tahir Satar, Roban Bashir, Theo Desuza, and Wajad Micheal,
At present Rev. Fr. Inayat Gill OMI the vicar apostolic with his assistant Rev. Fr. Nadeem Rafique OMI is serving the Holy Rosary Cathedral Quetta Cantt. Under his umbrella serval ministries are being catered namely; Sunday school, Youth, Family Commission, Catholic Bible Commission, and many other groups like parish choir, altar boys & girls, and parish security group.
Holy Rosary Cathedral parish is far and wide spread, up to Pak Afghan, and Pak Iran border. It is the largest parish in area, but with a small number of faithful. The out stationed faithful are under the care of army cantonments serving according to their little capacities. These out secrets are Mastoong, Noshki, Kharan, Dalbandin, Nukoondi,Taftan, Sandak, and Punjpai, going up to Afghan & Iran Border. Infrastructure is very good, covered with huge sand dunes, dust storm are the normal weather of the region, the rote is very much risky and unsafe. Due to the continuous insurgency missionary work is very risky. But the Oblates try their level best to serve the faithful while getting introduced with the uniqueness, attractive and adorable world famous tourist spots.