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 […]
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 […]
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.
Bishop Brennan meets with Cardinal Peter Turkson – Prefect for the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
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.
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 […]
Ferns Diocesan Camino de Santiago Group head out at on day one from Hermanillos.
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.
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.
On Friday 21st July, Bishop Brennan celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Ordination of Fr James Ryan.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
On Friday 23rd June a large number of people attended at Our Lady’s Island for the Annual World Rosary Relay for Priests.
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 […]
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 […]
The Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes arrived in Lourdes on 17th May and return home on 22nd May.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
During the Ad Limina visit, Irish Bishops are scheduled to meet with Pope Francis this morning. They are pictured below before departing for the meeting.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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
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 […]