International Congress on Human Trafficking

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Bishop Brennan attends the 2017 Conference on Human Trafficking in his capacity as Episcopal Promotor for the Apostleship of the Sea for Ireland.On Sunday morning, he celebrated the opening Mass ahead of the 5 day conference attended by representatives from around the World. 

Death of V Rev Matthias Canon Glynn

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The death has occurred of V Reverend Matthias Canon Glynn, Parish Priest of Tagoat, Co. Wexford.Reposing at Knockeen Nursing Home, Barntown, Co. Wexford from 3pm on Friday 1st September with removal at 7pm to St. Mary’s Church, Tagoat.  Funeral Mass on Saturday 2nd September at 12pm with burial afterwards in Crosstown Cemetery. May he Rest in […]

250 years of service.

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Golden Jubilarians (front row) Fr. Jimmy Ryan, Monsignor Denis Lennon, Fr. Tom McGrath, Fr. William Oliver O’Neill (Savannah) and Fr. Robert Nolan are pictured with Bishop Denis Brennan at Summerhill. Also in the photo (back row) are Fr. Willie Howell, Monsignors Joseph L. Kehoe and Joe McGrath.

Carmelite Community celebrate 200th Anniversary in New Ross

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       Mass to celebrate 200 years of the Carmelite Sisters in New Ross with Monsignor Joe McGrath, Bishop Denis Brenna, Cllr Martin Murphy, Willie Fitzharris, Cathaoirleach and Cllr John Fleming. Photo: Courtesy of Brownes Photography, New Ross. 

Trocaires National Church collection on 22/23rd July

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National Church collection on 22/23July in aid of 25m people facing hunger crisis in east-Africa: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia “The large number of people affected may shock us, but we must realise that behind these stark numbers are real people: mothers and fathers unable to provide for their hungry children” – Archbishop Eamon Martin“The […]

Death of Fr Fintan Morris

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The death has occurred of Fr Fintan Morris, Kiltealy, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.  Late of Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. July 10th 2017, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by his brother Seamus and niece Holly. Loving son of Des and Mary and brother of Micheál, Paudge, Martin, Deirdre, Enda and Aoife, and godfather to Delphi. Sadly […]

Diocesan Appointments

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The Bishop of Ferns, Dr Denis Brennan has made the following appointments: – Rev. Tom Orr CC Ballycanew / Ballyoughter to CC New Ross, effective Saturday  12th August.– Rev. Tomás Kehoe  CC New Ross to CC Ballycanew / Ballyoughter, effective Saturday 12th August.                                    […]

Ordination of Rev Billy Caulfield

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On Sunday 11th June 2017, Bishop Brennan ordained Rev Billy Caulfield to the priesthood in St. James Church, Horeswood.  Homily of Bishop Brennan: Billy, for the past number of years you have been travelling towards priesthood.  You have been in a time of preparation – a time of prayer, study, and reflection – a time when you thought a lot about your […]

10 years of service to Terrerath and New Ross

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 The Bishop of Ferns Dr. Denis Brennan extends a word of gratitude to the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary (l-r) Srs. Nuala Lahart, Theresa Walsh and Rose Twamley after 10 years of service in Terrerath and New Ross. Also in the photo are Frs. Roger O Neill, Paddy Cushen, Sean Devereux, Tomás Kehoe and […]

St. Peter’s College Reunion in New York

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The 27th Bi-annual American  reunion of Priest’s ordained in St. Peters College, Wexford took place in New York from 25th-27th April last. Bishop Brennan is pictured in St. Patrick’s Cathedral with clergy from Ireland and America who attended. 

Chrism Mass 2017

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        BISHOPS HOMILYOne of the biggest challenges facing the Irish church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life.The sharp decline in numbers studying for the priesthood obviously has huge implications for the future shape of ministry. It also impacts on the present by undermining and sapping our morale.The effect of this […]

Army Chaplains from the Diocese of Ferns

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Bishop Brennan pictured with Fr Pat Mernagh, (McKee Barracks – currently on overseas trip to Golan Heights), Fr David Murphy, (Renmore Co Galway) and Fr Brian Whelan, Sarsfield Barracks, Co Limerick. 

Visit of Centennial Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

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 In a celebration of 100 years since the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in the Portugese village, the three-foot-high statue started its journey in Armagh.  On Tuesday 14th March, it visited the Diocese of Ferns beginning with Mass at St. Senan’s Church followed by a procession to St. Aidan’s Cathedral where it remained until Mass […]

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

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The 49th Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 17th to 22nd May 2017.  If you are interested in travelling with the Pilgrimage, please contact O’ Leary Travel, Enniscorthy at 053 9233178.

Feast of St Aidan – Patron of the Diocese of Ferns

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Novena Prayer to St Aidan, Patron of the Diocese of Ferns Novena begins on 21st JanuaryAlmighty God,our creator and guide. You chose St. Aidan to establish a church at Ferns and to preach the Good News of your son, Jesus Christ. As we celebrate his feast,we give thanks for his witness and teaching.Through his intercession,we pray […]

Clerical Appointments

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The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has announced the appointment of Fr. Denis Browne to PP Kilanerin, effective 1st March 2017.Fr. Martin Pender (Stockholm), CC Ballymitty, effective 1st March 2017.

Irish bishops’ Ad Limina visit to Pope Francis and to the Holy See

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From this Sunday 15 January, for ten days, members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will undertake their Ad Limina Apostolorum visit to Rome  – or “to the threshold of the Apostles” – a reference to the pilgrimage to the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul that all bishops are required to make.  The Ad […]

Clerical Appointment

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The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has announced the appointment of Fr. John Paul Sheridan as Parish Priest of Annacurra, effective 1st March 2017 in succession to Fr. James Hammel, current Parish Priest whose resignation has been accepted.Fr. Sheridan will continue with his current commitments at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Saint Vincent de Paul annual collection

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Bishop Brennan met with Wexford Area President, Ben Doyle and members of the local branch of SVdP to discuss the upcoming annual collection taking place this weekend  around the Diocese.

Annual civic Ecumenical Service

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Bishop Denis Brennan,  Canon Arthur Minion, Venerable Chris Long, Linda Long and V Rev Aodhan Marken pitured at the Annual Civic Ecumenical Service of Remembrance in Wexford Ireland Credit: Patrick Hogan for  image

Bishop Brennan meets with Pope Francis

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Pope meets with chiefs of police, bishops and nuns who work against human trafficking.  In 2014 the Santa Marta group was formed and includes members from 30 countries.  They are key players in the fight against all forms of trafficking.  The annual international conference was held in Rome on 26th and 27th October and the […]

Death of V Rev Aidan Canon Jones

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The death has occurred of V Rev Canon Aidan Jones. Fr Jones was participating in an Ecumencial Pilgrimage in Greece at the time of his death.Fr. Aidan will be reposing at St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Kilanerin, Gorey on Saturday 22nd October from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Sunday […]

Honorary Doctorate for The Sisters of Mercy

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A Doctorate in Philosophy, honoris causa, was awarded to the Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Mercy by way of honouring the immense contribution of that entire congregation to the mission of the Church both in Ireland and abroad. The Pontifical University at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth hosted the ceremony on Monday 3rd October, to mark the ‘Year […]

Celebration in Barntown

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Canon Lorenzo Cleary celebrates Mass in Barntown to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the marriage of John and Maura Rossiter. Canon Cleary officiated at the marriage on 24th September 1966 and returned on that day 50 years later to celebrate with family and friends. Maura has acted as sacristan at the Church […]