Honorary Doctorate for The Sisters of Mercy

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A Doctorate in Philosophy, honoris causa, was awarded to the Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Mercy by way of honouring the immense contribution of that entire congregation to the mission of the Church both in Ireland and abroad. The Pontifical University at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth hosted the ceremony on Monday 3rd October, to mark the ‘Year […]

Celebration in Barntown

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Canon Lorenzo Cleary celebrates Mass in Barntown to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the marriage of John and Maura Rossiter. Canon Cleary officiated at the marriage on 24th September 1966 and returned on that day 50 years later to celebrate with family and friends. Maura has acted as sacristan at the Church […]

National Vocations Council Meeting

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On Thursday 15th September, Fr Thomas Rosica,  English language media attaché of the Holy See Press Office met with members of the National Vocations Council to discuss programmes and strategies that work in vocations promotion. He is pictured with Bishop Brennan, Vice Chairman; Bishop Cullinane, Chairman; Margaret Cartright, Director Vocations Ireland; Fr Willie Purcell, Coordinator National […]

Death of Fr Raguel Hika

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Your prayers are requested for Fr. Raguel Hika (pictured here on the right) who has died in Ethiopia. Fr. Raguel – like Fr. Ketema – ministered in the diocese of Ferns in the past before returning to Addis Adaba to work at the seminary. This photo is taken at Addis Adaba on a trip I […]

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

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Pilgrims starting stage three of the Diocesan pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, outside Burgos Cathedral, 23 pilgrims from the diocese, lead by Fr Roger O’Neill from New Ross and Spiritual Director Fr James Cullen Wexford

Jubilee of Fr Chris Hayden

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Rev Chris Hayden  celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the priesthood on 20th July last in Coolfancy Church.

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 […]