Mass of Remembrance

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Mass of Remembrance for deceased Pilgrims, helpers and benefactors of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on Tuesday 17th November at 7pm in St. Aidan’s Cathedral.  Mass will be livestreamed on the Cathedral webcam.  http://www.staidanscathedral.ie/our-parish/web-cam/ Celebrant Fr Brian Broaders. 

Every Vote counts in local Gorey context for new Secondary School.

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Every Vote counts in local Gorey context for new Secondary School.    Wexford people have historically always had a deep fascination with American politics.  Perhaps the fact that one of the greatest American politicians of the 20th century – John F Kennedy – is a descendent of one of our own has contributed to that interest. And so, these […]

Diocesan Appointments

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The Bishop of Ferns has accepted the retirement of Monsignor Denis Lennon, PP Clonard, on age grounds, canon 538.3. The Bishop welcomes – and expresses gratitude for – Monsignor Lennon’s willingness, to continue as curate in this parish. Fr. Barry Larkin, CC Clonard, has been appointed as ADM of Clonard. Both appointments are effectively immediately.

New secondary school for Gorey – Bishop Brennan writes to parish schools and priests in parishes in the Gorey catchment area – supporting CEIST bid.

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Press Release   Welcoming the recent announcement of a new secondary school for Gorey, the Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has today written to the priests and school principals of parishes in the Gorey school catchment area.  In his letter he has asked that they highlight to parents – of children in the 2nd […]

Prayer and Remembrance Service for the Dead and for the Comfort of the Bereaved

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On Sunday 1st November, Bishop Brennan will lead  a Service to dedicate the month of November as a month of Prayer and Remembrance for the Dead and for the Comfort of the Bereaved at 3pm in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. The service can be viewed online at https://www.churchservices.tv/enniscorthycathedral Prayer & Remembrance Service   Many parishes […]

World Mission Sunday

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World Missions Ireland is Pope Francis’ official charity for overseas mission. We’re part of a worldwide network of 120 offices, under the coordination of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Rome. We are the Holy Fathers chosen instrument for sharing the Gospel and building the Church throughout the world. We believe in the dignity of all, and […]

Live Streaming of Masses

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Mass is available from the following parishes via their webcams/radio broadcasts. Wexford: https://wexfordparish.com. Daily at 10am New Ross: 10am weekdays, Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10am. 104.7fm St. Aidan’s Cathedral Enniscorthy: 10am weekdays, Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10am. https://www.churchservices.tv/enniscorthycathedral St. Senan’s Church Enniscorthy: 1oam weekdays, Saturday […]

Death of Fr Hugh O’ Byrne

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The death has occurred of Very Rev Hugh O’Byrne, Moortown, Bridgetown, Wexford and Pastor Emeritus of Blackwater.  May he rest in peace Private funeral will take place on Friday. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to CROÍ on the Donate link www.rip.ie .  You are welcome to join in the […]

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

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Annual Pilgrimage to Knock which was scheduled for this Sunday 5th July, will now take place as a Virtual Pilgrimage.  Mass will be preceded by a video message from Bishop Brennan.   Knock has always been a place of welcome, sanctuary and sacredness. Its role as Ireland’s National Marian Shrine makes it a symbol of […]

Bishop Brennan announces Diocesan Appointments

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The Bishop of Ferns, Dr Denis Brennan DD has announced the following clerical changes to be effective on the weekend of 8th/9th August 2020 Fr. Richard Redmond CC Ferns to be PP Ramsgrange.  Fr. Ricky O Connor CC New Ross to be CC Ferns.  Fr. Chris Hayden CC Coolfancy to sabbatical leave.  Fr. Richard Lawless […]

Bishop Brennan’s Jubilee

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Bishop Brennan is pictured with Fr. Brian Broaders, Parish Priest in Rathnure, planting a tree to commemorate his Golden Jubilee.

Bishop Brennan’s Golden Jubilee or Ordination to the Priesthood

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GOLDEN JUBILEE Bishop Brennan celebrates 50 years as a priest of the Diocese of Ferns, this (Pentecost) Sunday, 31st May 2020. To mark the occasion, Bishop Brennan will celebrate Mass on South East Radio from Rathnure Church on Sunday morning at 10am. Bishop Brennan also celebrated his first Mass in Rathnure. Pope Francis has written […]

Trocaire Lenten Appeal

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Trócaire    Trócaire will be in touch with priests this coming week with regard to Trócaire box returns from this year’s Lenten appeal.  Speaking ahead of the communication – local Trócaire representative Fr. John Carroll said – “It is estimated that c.4.5m to 5m euros remains in Trócaire boxes in homes in Ireland at present.” […]

Electronic Donations

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NOTICE In response to requests from some parishes and parishioners of the Diocese of Ferns, an electronic DONATE facility has been introduced on the diocesan website – www.ferns.ie   The facility on the diocesan website – entered through the pink DONATE button at the top of the opening page – includes the names of curacies and […]

Church bells to ring out across Ferns Diocese on Easter Sunday at noon.

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DIOCESE OF FERNS Press Office Bishop’s House Summerhill Wexford 053-91-22177   To mark Easter Sunday – and in an act of solidarity with the people of the Diocese as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ – Bishop Brennan has invited the parishes of the Diocese of Ferns to ring their church bells at 12 noon on […]

Holy Week booklet for those isolated within our parishes.

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Journeying through Holy Week.  Attached is an easy to use booklet – mobile friendly – that you might consider sharing with colleagues, parishioners, friends or family. It is designed for people confined to home for Holy Week. It was prepared by Joseph Bridges and pastoral team for use in Horeswood / Ballykelly, Co. Wexford. Gratitude […]

The Hook of Faith online resources

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THE HOOK OF FAITH In these days when many people are unable to participate in public Masses, it seems all the more important to utilize modern technology to communicate hope through God’s Word to our people in their homes or places of isolation. With that in view, ‘The Hook Of Faith’ is a platform that […]

Masses available online

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Mass is available from the following parishes via their webcams/radio broadcasts.   Wexford: https://wexfordparish.com. Daily at 10am  New Ross: 10am weekdays, Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10am.  104.7fm St. Aidan’s Cathedral Enniscorthy: 10am weekdays, Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10am. https://www.churchservices.tv/enniscorthycathedral St. Senan’s Church Enniscorthy: 1oam weekdays, […]

Statement from the Diocese of Ferns on liturgical considerations in the context of COVID – 19 (Coronavirus).

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Diocese of Ferns Press Office Bishop’s House, Summerhill Wexford Phone – 053(91) 22177, Email – jc@ferns.ie   Statement from the Diocese of Ferns on liturgical considerations in the context of COVID – 19 (Coronavirus).   The Diocese accepts the recommendations of the HSE with regard to precautions and restrictions as are necessitated by the ongoing […]

Guidance for religious services in relation to Coronavirus issued by the HSE

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The HSE has issued the following guidelines:   https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/religioussettingsguidance/COVID%2019_Guidance%20for%20religious%20services%20V1.pdf     Settings where religious services take place, including churches, should take the following actions  Advise religious leaders/clergy and congregation not to attend if they are ill. Have a plan for dealing with religious leaders or members of the congregation who become ill with symptoms of […]

Fr Leo Staples celebrates 67 years of Missionary work in Kenya

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Fr Leo Staples was ordained for St. Patrick’s Missionary Society in 1952, and travelled to Kenya where he has spent the last 67 years living and ministering.  In 2006, Fr Leo began fundraising to build a home and education facility for children with physical disabilities in the area.  With the help of friends and family […]

Safeguarding Audit Report

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Final Safeguarding Audit (3) Attached please find the audit report as prepared by the National Office after its visit to the Diocese of Ferns last year. The Diocese welcomes the report and it can be found on the diocesan website – www.ferns.ie.    Bishop Brennan welcomes the audit report. He thanks both the National Office […]

Message of Bishop Denis Brennan for Christmas 

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Message of Bishop Denis Brennan for Christmas  Message “Put off your toiling and let love in…” There’s an Italian tradition – very popular in rural areas – with variations from place to place – of devotion to La Befana – an almost Santa Claus type female character – often portrayed with broom stick and in […]