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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
On Monday 15th August, Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass in Our Lady’s Island to mark the opening of the Pilgrimage Season.
Rev Chris Hayden celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the priesthood on 20th July last in Coolfancy Church.
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 […]
On Friday 22nd July, Bishop Brennan celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving marking the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the parish of St. Senan. Photos courtesy of Pat O’ Connor
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]