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.
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 […]
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.
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 celebrated Mass in Caroreigh on Friday 17th June to celebrate the silver Jubilee of Ordination to the priesthood of Fr David Murphy.
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 […]
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 […]
On Thursday 2nd June last, The Annual Corpus Christi Procession took place in Enniscorthy.
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.
Friday 3rd June marked the Diamond Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood for V Rev Lorenzo Canon Clearly and he celebrated his Jubilee in Murrintown Church.￼
V Rev Patrick Stafford, Parish priest in Glynn celebrates his Golden Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood. ￼￼￼
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.
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.
Congratulations to Rev Billy Caulfield who was ordained a Deacon on Sunday 29th May at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.Billy is pictured with his parents, Liam and Ann.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
On Saturday 2nd April, Bishop Brennan officially opened the Holy Door in Bride Street Church as part of the Extraordinary Year of Jubilee of Mercy.
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 […]
On Easter Monday, 28th March 2016, celebrations took place in Enniscorthy to celebrate the Centenary of The 1916 Rising. Bishop Denis Brennan celebrates a special Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral at 10am which preceded many other ceremonies during the day.HOMILY OF BISHOP BRENNAN.In the long story that is the history of the Irish people there […]
Chrism Mass,’16.We often say that a picture paints a thousand words. This is very true, a picture makes words unnecessary, it speaks for itself.Over the centuries Christians have used pictures to paint the story of salvation, to make the Bible accessible, to stir up faith, and to touch our hearts and minds.One of the best […]
Speaking ahead of the annual Good Friday Church services, Bishop’s secretary Fr. John Carroll has appealed to people across the Diocese of Ferns to remember to return their Trócaire boxes to their local Churches this weekend.“An annual appeal, the Trócaire box collection is now over forty years running,” he said “and down the years it […]
On Tuesday 22nd March, Bishop Brennan celebrated The Chrism Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy.
CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE Lord, Merciful and Kind,I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha. Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home and abroad. To you O God, we long to sing […]
FERNS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 2016SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS: V. REV. THOMAS CANON DOYLE & REV DENIS BROWNE C.C.9th –16th OCTOBER, 2016 HOTEL SANTO AMARO – 7 NIGHTS FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION €799.00 (including insurance + tax )DAILY RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMEFor further details contact:Rev. Denis Browne Tel: (051) 561128 or Mr Sean Kinsella, Wexford. Tel: (053) 9123086 orO’Leary’s Travel […]