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Fr Lar O’ Connor celebrates his Jubilee

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On Friday 1st July, Fr Lar O’ Connor, Parish Priest Bunclody celebrated the Golden Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with Mass celebrated by Bishop Brennan.  Photos courtesy of Joe Guinan, Bunclody.

Clerical Appointments

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The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has announced the following clerical changes in the Diocese of Ferns:Fr. Hugh O’ Byrne P.P. Blackwater to retirement on health grounds, effective immediately.Fr. Brendan Nolan P.P. Our Lady’s Island to P.P. Blackwater, effective 6th August.Fr. James Cogley P.P. Oylegate to P.P. Our Lady’s Island, effective 6th August.Fr. John […]

Fr Patrick Banville celebrates Jubilee

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On Saturday 25th June, Fr Paddy Banville the Silver Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood with Mass in St. Senan’s Parish Church where Fr Banville is curate.

Fr John Carroll celebrates Jubilee

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On Saturday 18th June Fr John Carroll celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Brennan celebrated the Vigil Mass at which numerous members of the clergy of the Diocese attended.

Bishop Brennan’s address to Vocations Conference

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Address to Vocations Conference, Maynooth, 2016.I begin by extending a very warm welcome to Archbishop Jorge Carlos Wong, Secretary for Seminaries, and I thank him for joining us at our Conference this year.Secondly I welcome and thank the Vocations Directors, Diocesan and Religious attending. Fostering vocations in Ireland today is a difficult business and I […]

National Vocations Conference

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A National Vocations Conference is being held in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth this weekend.  The Conference is being led by Archbishop Patrón Wong,  who works in the Roman Curia as Secretary for Seminaries of the Congregation of the Clergy. He is pictured with Fr. Jim Finn, Vocations Director for Ferns Diocese and Bishop Brennan, Episcopal member of the Council for […]

Maynooth Silver Jubilarians

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Fr. Thomas Deenihan (Cork and Ross), Fr. John Carroll (Ferns) and Fr. Aquin Casey (Cloyne) in the sacristy at Maynooth College Church prior to the celebration of Mass to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of their ordinations to priesthood.   

Safeguarding training for Primary Principals

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Safeguarding training for Primary Principals took place recently in the Diocese of Ferns.Pictured are Colm O Tiarnaigh, Principal in Ferns Primary School, Norma Flood, Principal in Clonroche Primary School, Hazel O’ Connor, CPSMA and Colette O’ Doherty, Safeguarding Coordinator for the Diocese of Ferns.

Corpus Christi Procession

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On Sunday 29th May, Bishop Brennan led the Corpus Christi Procession from The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street to The Church of the Assumption, Bride Street concluding with Benediction.     

New Deacon for Diocese

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Please keep in your prayers Billy Caulfield who will be made a Deacon on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday 29th May. We wish him every happiness and blessing on the day and in the future.

Annual Devotions at the Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Wexford.

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Fr James Cullen CC and Parishioners from Wexford Town Parish and the surrounding Parishes attended the Annual Devotions at the Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Wexford. This year saw the introduction of a celebrated Holy Mass, the Rosary and Benediction at the ceremony.This Grotto was erected in the Holy Year of 1955, and the […]

Procession in honour of Our Lady

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The Procession in honour of Our Lady was held in Wexford on Saturday 21st May last. From the Friary the group went down Georges St. and then all along Main St. until  Bride St where they turned back up to the Friary again.Our Blessed Mother gave them a lovely blue sunny sky. Frs. Ciprian and Jim Doyle led the procession. They  had […]

Spirit Youth Group celebrates completion of Year one

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On Tuesday 24th May, certificates were presented to the Spirit Youth Group members who attended the group during the 2015/2016 academic year.Pictured with the Group are the facilitators and leaders who joined them during the year.

World Meeting of Families 2018

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The World Meeting of Families takes place in 2018.  The Episcopal Conference asks that a collection be taken up on the weekend of 28/29th May to help towards defray of costs in relation to same. 

Fr Leo Staples Charity Concert

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FR. LEO STAPLES CHARITY CONCERT To raise funds for Sport for Africa This year’s project is to provide funding for skills training for children at St. Charles Lwanga Bobleo Children’s School, Kitale, Kenya.7pm The Wedges           10pm Corner BoyClayton Whites Hotel, Wexford On Tuesday, 31st May 2016.   Tickets €15 (for one or both shows-you choose)Tickets available from […]

Conference on Human trafficking

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Two Rathnure natives – Bishop Denis Brennan and Chief Superintendent David Sheahen – speakers at a conference on human trafficking in Mary Immaculate, Limerick which was held this week.

Mission Awareness In Ferns Diocese

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Fr. Martin Mareja (Pallotine priest and Tanzanian native) who is on Mission Awareness work in Ferns Diocese chats with local school teacher Lizzy Gilhooly (just returned from Tanzania) and her father James and – photo 2 – ( local parishioner Mary Doyle (lifelong Pallotine supporter) has a word with Fr. James after the weekend Masses […]

The death has taken place of V Rev Thomas Canon Curtis

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Retired Parish Priest of Killaveney, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow and late of New Ross, Co. Wexford. Peacefully, at Naas Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving brothers John (Canada) and Fr. Jim (Clongeen), sisters-in-law Theresa, Joan and Anne, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. He is also mourned by Bishop Denis Brennan, his brother Priests in […]

Enniscorthy celebrates the Centenary of the 1916 Rising

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On Easter Monday, 28th March 2016, celebrations took place in Enniscorthy to celebrate the Centenary of The 1916 Rising.  Bishop Denis Brennan celebrates a special Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral at 10am which preceded many other ceremonies during the day.HOMILY OF BISHOP BRENNAN.In the long story that is the history of the Irish people there […]

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Speaking ahead of the annual Good Friday Church services, Bishop’s secretary Fr. John Carroll has appealed to people across the Diocese of Ferns to remember to return their Trócaire boxes to their local Churches this weekend.“An annual appeal, the Trócaire box collection is now over forty years running,” he said “and down the years it […]

Chrism Mass

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On Tuesday 22nd March, Bishop Brennan celebrated The Chrism Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy.

Centenary Prayer of Remembrance

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CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE  Lord, Merciful and Kind,I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha. Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home and abroad. To you O God, we long to sing […]

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima

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FERNS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 2016SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS:  V. REV. THOMAS CANON DOYLE & REV DENIS BROWNE C.C.9th –16th OCTOBER, 2016 HOTEL SANTO AMARO – 7 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION €799.00 (including insurance + tax )DAILY  RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMEFor further details contact:Rev. Denis Browne Tel: (051) 561128  or  Mr Sean Kinsella, Wexford. Tel: (053) 9123086 orO’Leary’s Travel […]