STATEMENT The government has announced that First Communion and Confirmation ceremonies should be deferred until further notice. The disappointment of candidates and their families is acknowledged by the diocese as is the genuine good work and preparation that has been undertaken throughout the year by teachers, priests, catechists and parish teams. The ongoing Covid compliant […]
The Apostolic Administrator of Ferns, Bishop Denis Brennan, has announced the following clerical appointments: Fr. Chris Hayden as spiritual director to St. Patrick’s Seminary, Maynooth for a period of three years. Fr. Brian Whelan as administrator of the parish of Craanford for a further 12 months.
I warmly welcome the appointment of Father Ger Nash of the Diocese of Killaloe as my successor as Bishop of Ferns. I know that the people of Ferns, priests, religious, and lay faithful will welcome him too, and make him feel at home in their midst. I heartily congratulate him on his appointment and trust […]
Dia is Muire dhibh go léir. Good morning and thank you for being here. I welcome, in particular, the people and priests of Ferns who are tuning in via webcam. As we gather here in this beautiful cathedral, it is with a great sense of unworthiness that I accept the gracious invitation of Pope Francis to […]
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Father Ger Nash, a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns. Pictured are Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop-elect Ger Nash and His Excellency Most Reverend Jude Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland
At a ceremony held at St. Senan’s Parish Church, Enniscorthy on Friday 28th May 2021 at 7pm – the honour of Knight of the Order of St Gregory – was conferred by Bishop Brennan on Mr. Eugene Doyle, Finance Officer for the Diocese of Ferns. Born on 23rd August 1958, Mr. Eugene Doyle is married […]
Bishop Brennan celebrated the Graduation Mass for the class of 2021 in St. Peters College on Friday 14th May last in the Pugin Church in the College.
As you will be aware, new Covid guidelines were issued yesterday by government which involve the reopening of churches for public worship, from Monday 10th May 2021. Priests – and their co-workers – are now invited to take steps to make church buildings ready for reopening to congregations. Gratitude is extended afresh for mammoth efforts in […]
Further delay in resettling refugee children “appalling” – Bishop Denis Brennan “I call on Government to act as quickly and decisively as possible in this case to bring these children to safety and shelter” – Bishop Brennan Following further delays to the resettlement of children to Ireland from the Moria refugee camp in Greece, Bishop […]
The Diocese of Ferns Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 9th to 13th May 2021 Mass intentions can be emailed/posted to St. Aidan’s Cathedral. These will be placed on the Altar for the duration f the Pilgrimage. The Masses and ceremonies will be on-line only and will come from St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. Join us at […]
Easter 2021 message of Bishop Denis Brennan In an interview with La Civilita Catolica, published on 23 October 2020, the newly appointed secretary of the synod of Bishops in Rome, Cardinal Mario Grech, made a very thought-provoking comment regarding lockdown, restrictions, and church life. He said: “I find it curious that many people have complained about […]
On the 15th (liturgical) anniversary of the announcement of his appointment as Bishop of Ferns in 2006, a presentation was made to Bishop Denis Brennan at the 10am Ash Wednesday Mass 2021 in St. Aidan’s Cathedral to belatedly mark the occasion of his golden jubilee as a priest of the diocese of Ferns. A somewhat delayed – and indeed […]
Bishop Brennan has appointed Mr. Mick Kavanagh as Director of Safeguarding for Ferns diocese – a role that combines his current responsibilities as outreach person and leader in training and supervision – with the role of delegate – in succession to Mrs. Marian Stack, whose term has completed. Bishop Brennan extends his gratitude to Marian […]
The death has occurred of Fr. James Cashman Due to current HSE & Government guidelines, Fr. Cashman’s funeral will be private Fr. Cashman’s Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Monday, 1st February, at 12 noon. https://corklivestream.com/ May he rest in Peace
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcomes the encouraging news that a number of vaccines for COVID-19 are at an advanced stage of preparation and are likely to be available for use in the near future. The Catholic Church recognises that safe and effective vaccination is an essential aspect of the prevention of disease. We are […]
The Bishop of Ferns, Dr Denis Brennan, has made the following clerical changes, effective on the weekend 13th/14th February 2021. Fr. John O’ Reilly’s request to retire as Parish Priest of Piercestown on health grounds has been accepted. Fr. Aodhan Marken (ADM Wexford) to be PP Piercestown. Fr. Billy Swan (CC St. Aidan’s Cathedral) […]
The death has occurred of Very Rev Noel Canon Hartley. In accordance with the current Government guidelines, a strictly private family funeral will take place on Sunday 3rd Jan. 2021 at 11am in Kilmuckridge. For those unable to attend the funeral mass will be available to view by logging onto https://www.facebook.com/litterparish. The funeral Mass will […]
Fr. Aodhan Marken and Canon Arthur Minion observes the COVID guideline restrictions as they engage in their annual four day Christmas appeal at St. Iberius Church in Wexford.
Featuring Emily Askins, Patrick Connors, Colm O Tiarnaigh and Fr Jim Fegan PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS WITH BISHOP DENIS AT THE CATHEDRAL – youtube
The Diocesan Pastoral Council have produced an Advent Newsletter for 2020 Advent Newsletter 2020 (002)
PRESS RELEASE “‘Going in or going by’, you might note that the annual church gate St. Vincent de Paul takes place on the weekend of 12/13 December 2020” said the Bishop of Ferns Dr. Denis Brennan, earlier today, in his annual support message for the yearly collection. Churches are reopened but numbers permitted to attend for public […]
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.
To mark the occasion a beautifully-presented volume captures a multi-dimensional perspective of an institution that has held a singular place in modern Irish church history. We Remember Maynooth: A College Across Four Centuries, edited by Salvador Ryan and JP Sheridan is a collection of essays that paints a rounded picture of a unique college, through […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has written a Pastoral Letter (below) to the people of the Diocese of Ferns for the month of November. Occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus, Bishop Brennan asks that the people of the Diocese now double down on their efforts to reduce the instances of coronavirus and […]
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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 […]