Jubilarians Celebration

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A number of priest’s recently celebrated their Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood.   Pictured below at a recent lunch hosted by Bishop Brennan areBack: Rt Rev Mgr Denis Lennon (Vicar for Clergy)Fr Sean Gorman (Taghmon-Ruby), Fr Danny McDonald (Marshalstown-Ruby), Fr James Butler (Ballygarret-Ruby), Fr Michael Byrne(Silver)Front: Fr Ray Gahan (Tinahely-Golden), Fr Tony O’ Connell(Golden), Bishop […]

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS OF IRELAND

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 APOSTOLIC VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS TO IRELAND ON THE OCCASION OF THE IX WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES [25-26 AUGUST 2018]MEETING WITH THE BISHOPSADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISConvent of the Dominican Sisters (Dublin) – Sunday, 26 August 2018Dear Brother Bishops,As my visit to Ireland comes to a close, I am grateful for this chance to spend a […]

Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

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Diocese of Ferns Camino de Santiago group of 19 pilgrims who completed our Camino Pilgrimage on 16th of August 2018 outside Santiago Cathedral. In total 45 people have joined us during the  5 years/stages from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago. In excess of 800km or 500ml!!! Director Fr. Roger O’Neill CC and […]

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience […]

National Vocations Conference

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 A National Vocations conference took place recently in Knock.  Pictured with Bishop Brennan are representatives from the Ferns Diocesan Vocations Committee.  (Fr James Cullen, Fr Jim Doyle, Bishop Brennan, Fr Roger O’ Neill, Fr Billy Caulfield and Fr Jim Finn.) 

Diocesan Appointments 2018

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Diocese of FernsCommunications OfficeFr. John Carroll (Director)053-91-22177jc@ferns.ie Appointments 2018 – Ferns Diocese The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan DD, has made the following appointments for the Diocese of Ferns: Fr. Pat Stafford P.P. Glynn to retirement, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.Monsignor Don Kenny P.P. Ramsgrange to retirement on health grounds, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.Fr. William Howell P.P. Gorey to C.C. Gorey effective 5thAugust 2018.Fr. Billy […]

Commemorative Book celebrating 50 pilgrimages to Lourdes

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The book which was published to commemorate 50 pilgrimages from the Diocese of Ferns to Lourdes is now available to purchase at a cost of €10 from the parish offices in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, St. Michael’s Church Gorey, Clonard, Wexford Parish, New Ross and Bishops House Summerhill. 

Itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August

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Apostolic journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 25-26 August 2018 Saturday 25 August 2018ROMA-DUBLIN 08:15Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino for Dublin 10:30Arrival at Dublin International Airport  OFFICIAL WELCOME 10:45Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin 11:15Arrival at the Presidential Residence  WELCOME CEREMONY in front of the main entrance of the Residence 11:30COURTESY […]

Data Protection Officer position

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A position of Data Protection Officer for the Dioceses of Ferns, Kildare and Leighlin and Ossory has arisen. For further details and application follow the link (https://ossory.ie/data-protection-officer/ 

Pastoral message of Bishop Denis Brennan on the Right to Life

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Pastoral message of Bishop Denis Brennan on the Right to LifeSummaryLife is a sacred gift, it is God given.  As parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins – we are asked to reflect on the blessedness of the life we have been given, and the gravity of the decision we now face. In a […]

55th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass live on RTE 1 on Sunday 22nd April to mark the 55th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/masses-and-services-936/10868546/HOMILY OF BISHOP BRENNAN In the Gospel we have just listened to Jesus says ‘ I am the Good Shepherd.’ For this reason today is often known as Good Shepherd Sunday, a […]

World Meeting of Family Newsletter April 2018

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Photo Credit: Servizio Fotographico VaticanoPope Francis confirms visit to Ireland for WMOF2018! Two Irish families, along with a delegation of staff from the WMOF2018 office were delighted to be present in St Peter’s Square when Pope Francis himself announced that he will travel to Ireland to take part in the 9th World Meeting of Families […]

Santa Marta Conference

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Today is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita – a Sudanese girl – who was sold into slavery in Italy in the nineteenth century. As part of the Santa Marta Group – founded by Pope Francis – Bishop Brennan is in the Vatican today – where the issue of slavery in today’s world is being addressed. Bishop […]

Icon of the Holy Family – Wexford

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The Icon for the Holy Family visited Wexford Parish.  Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass on Saturday morning before the Icon departed for New Ross.  Pics:  Courtesy Tomas Hayes.  

Visit of Icon to St. Aidan’s Cathedral

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The Icon for the World Meeting of Families is visiting the Diocese of Ferns.  On Tuesday 30th January, Feast day of St. Aidan, Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral with the Icon present.    Pics, courtesy of John Walsh.

Pastoral letter from Bishop Brennan

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As part of the preparations for World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018 – and the anticipated visit of Pope Francis to Ireland – Bishop Brennan has written a letter to the families of the Diocese of Ferns which will be distributed in the Churches of the Diocese of Christmas Day.  The letter welcomes people […]

Funeral Mass of members of the Alexander family at Cushinstown, New Ross, Co Wexford

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Words of Bishop Denis Brennan at the Funeral Mass of members of the Alexander family at Cushinstown, New Ross, Co WexfordThe tragedy which unfolded here last Monday has touched and saddened the whole country.The Irish Bishops were gathering in Maynooth for their Winter Meeting on Monday evening when word of the accident came through.They were as shocked by it […]

Death of Monsignor Lory Kehoe

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The death has occurred of Monsignor Lory Kehoe, Wexford. Reposing at The Church of the Annunciation, Clonard from 2pm on Friday 1st December with evening Liturgy at 7pm.  Funeral Mass on Saturday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Enniscorthy. May he Rest in Peace.