Ferns Youth participate in World Youth Day 2016

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Bishop Denis Brennan and clergy from the Diocese of Ferns have travelled to Krakow in Poland to participate in World Youth Day with young people from the Diocese of Ferns.The young people have arrived in Krakow after spending some of their time in Posnan as part of “The days in the Diocese” where they got […]

St Peter’s Reunion

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From Monday 11th July to Thursday 14th July last, Priest’s from the Diocese and abroad gathered in Wexford to celebrate the St Peter’s College Alumni Reunion.        

Annual Blessing of the Boats ceremony and Memorial Service

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Fr Tom Dalton PP The Riverchapel and the Revd Robert Stotesbury, assistant priest for the Ardamine Church of Ireland Union of Churches, with members of the local RNLI Inshore Lifeboat at the annual Blessing of the Boats ceremony and Memorial Service  which was held recently.

Fundraising Coffee Morning

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On Thursday 21st July, a Coffee morning was held in Bishop’s House, Summerhill in aid of the Bobleo Childrens Home, a home for children with special needs, in Kenya which was founded  by Wexford Native, Fr Leo Staples who is a missionary priest. Presentation of cheque to Fr. Leo from fundraising. Mgr Joe McGrath presents a cheque from a […]

Trocaire – Nepal Earthquake Response Update

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Nepal Earthquake Response UpdateJune 2016Trócaires Programme Update In April 2015 two major earthquakes caused immense damage in Nepal. According to the government of Nepal, close to 9,000 fatalities resulted from the 25 April and 12 May 2015 earthquakes that destroyed 602,592 and damaged 284,482 housesTo date Trócaire has raised €1,282,498 for the Nepal Earthquake ResponseIn 2015 […]

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 […]