On Sunday 23rd September, Fr Danny McDonald, Parish Priest of Marshalstown celebrated his Ruby Jubilee of Ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Denis Brennan was chief celebrant and was joined by clergy from the Diocese of Ferns.
On Sunday 9th September, Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass to mark the official closing of the Pilgrimage Season in Our Lady’s Island.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear Friends,“As I prepare to visit Ireland in a few days’ time for the World Meeting of Families, I send a warm word of greeting to all the Irish people. I am excited at the thought of returning to Ireland!“As you know, the World Meeting is a celebration of the beauty of God’s plan for […]
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 […]
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.)
Diocese of FernsCommunications OfficeFr. John Carroll (Director)email@example.com 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 […]
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.
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 […]
On Sunday 27th May, Ricky O’ Connor was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Ferns.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]