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Data Protection Officer position

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A position of Data Protection Officer for the Dioceses of Ferns, Kildare and Leighlin and Ossory has arisen. For further details and application follow the link (https://ossory.ie/data-protection-officer/ 

Pastoral message of Bishop Denis Brennan on the Right to Life

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Pastoral message of Bishop Denis Brennan on the Right to LifeSummaryLife is a sacred gift, it is God given.  As parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins – we are asked to reflect on the blessedness of the life we have been given, and the gravity of the decision we now face. In a […]

55th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass live on RTE 1 on Sunday 22nd April to mark the 55th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/masses-and-services-936/10868546/HOMILY OF BISHOP BRENNAN In the Gospel we have just listened to Jesus says ‘ I am the Good Shepherd.’ For this reason today is often known as Good Shepherd Sunday, a […]

Santa Marta Conference

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Today is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita – a Sudanese girl – who was sold into slavery in Italy in the nineteenth century. As part of the Santa Marta Group – founded by Pope Francis – Bishop Brennan is in the Vatican today – where the issue of slavery in today’s world is being addressed. Bishop […]

Icon of the Holy Family – Wexford

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The Icon for the Holy Family visited Wexford Parish.  Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass on Saturday morning before the Icon departed for New Ross.  Pics:  Courtesy Tomas Hayes.  

Visit of Icon to St. Aidan’s Cathedral

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The Icon for the World Meeting of Families is visiting the Diocese of Ferns.  On Tuesday 30th January, Feast day of St. Aidan, Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral with the Icon present.    Pics, courtesy of John Walsh.

Pastoral letter from Bishop Brennan

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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 […]

Funeral Mass of members of the Alexander family at Cushinstown, New Ross, Co Wexford

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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 […]

Death of Monsignor Lory Kehoe

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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. 

International Congress on Human Trafficking

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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. 

Death of V Rev Matthias Canon Glynn

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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 […]

250 years of service.

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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.

Carmelite Community celebrate 200th Anniversary in New Ross

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       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. 

Trocaires National Church collection on 22/23rd July

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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 […]

Death of Fr Fintan Morris

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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 […]

Diocesan Appointments

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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.                                    […]

Ordination of Rev Billy Caulfield

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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 […]

10 years of service to Terrerath and New Ross

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 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 […]

St. Peter’s College Reunion in New York

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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.