News

130 of 253 items

Message of Bishop Denis Brennan for Christmas 

by diocese

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 […]

Presentation of John Paul II awards

by diocese

Bishop Brennan is pictured with recipient’s of the John Paul II awards in the Diocese of Ferns. Also pictured is Fr Odhran Furlong and Colette O’ Doherty 

Visit to Aras an Uachtarain.

by diocese

Bishop Denis Brennan pictured with the Delegation from Savannah, representatives from Wexford and President Michael D. Higgins at a reception in Aras an Uachtarain.   The delegation from Savannah were in Wexford to officially open the Georgia Southern University International Learning Hub which is an initiative and collaboration between Wexford County Council and South Georgia […]

Annual St. Vincent de Paul Collection

by diocese

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all of the Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on the weekend of 7th/8th December 2019.  For some, Christmas is ‘most worrying time of the year.’ Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime […]

Launch of Catholic Primary School Ethos Programme In Ferns Diocese.

by diocese

Ethos of a Catholic Primary School programme launched in Ferns Diocese.  Photo – Ferdia Kelly (Catholic Schools Partnership CSP), Mairin Jackson (Diocesan Advisor for Primary Schools) in Ferns Diocese, Tommy Carroll (CSP) and Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns.  At a meeting in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy on Thursday 14th November 2019, Bishop Denis Brennan – speaking […]

Bishop Eamonn Walsh retires.

by diocese

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the Office of Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin presented, on reaching the age of 75, by Bishop Eamonn Walsh.  The announcement was made in Rome today, 30 September 2019 Speaking about the retirement, Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns took the occasion to extend to Bishop Walsh every good wish […]

Bishop Denis Brennan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for migrants

by diocese

Bishop Denis Brennan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for migrants “We are all urged to ‘welcome, protect, promote and integrate’” – Bishop Brennan Ahead of the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated globally this Sunday, 29 September, Bishop Denis Brennan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Immigrants, said, “Our first thoughts […]

90th Birthday celebrations for Fr Felix Byrne

by diocese

Fr Felix Byrne, Curate in Monaseed recently celebrated his 90th birthday with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Denis Brennan. Pictured (back row) Frs Chris Hayden, Denis Browne, Matt Brennan, Murty Byrne, Billy Caulfield and Thady Doyle. (front row) Frs Tommy Doyle, Leo Staples, Richard Lawless, Bishop Brennan and Fr Felix Byrne.

Golden Jubilee of Edith Redmond

by diocese

On 21st August, Edith Redmond celebrated 50 years service to the Diocese. She is pictured with Bishop Brennan where she received The Papal award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.  It is currently conferred for distinguished service to the Roman Catholic Church by lay people.

Jubilarians Celebration

by diocese

Bishop Brennan is pictured with the 2019 Jubiliarians. L-R, Fr. Michael Doyle-Silver, Des Fitzpatrick, (Father of the Late Fr Jim Fitzpatrick), Fr Gerald O’ Leary-Ruby, Fr Denis Browne, Fr Richard Redmond-Silver, Fr Tom Dalton-Silver, Bishop Denis Brennan, Fr John O’ Reilly-Ruby, Bishop Oscar Cantu-Bishop of San Jose, Fr Aodhan Marken-Silver, Monsignor Joseph McGrath, Fr Brian […]

Review of Safeguarding Practice

by diocese

Safeguarding Review The Diocese of Ferns has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice. If you have any views about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Ferns, we invite you to come forward to us in the Diocesan Safeguarding Office on 053-9174972 […]

Homily of Bishop Brennan at Ordination of Rev Ricky O’ Connor

by diocese

Ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Ricky O’ Connor at Our Lady’s Island Church, Wexford on Sunday 16th June 2019 by Bishop Denis Brennan. Sermon of Bishop Denis Brennan. Eight years ago a young man walked into this church and asked to be baptised. Today that young man has walked in again, on this occasion he is asking to be […]

Clerical Appointments in the Diocese

by diocese

The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has announced the following clerical changes for 2019: •             Fr. Oliver Sweeney, P.P. Templetown, to retirement, effective 4th August 2019. •             Fr. Sean Gorman, P.P. Taghmon, to retirement, effective 4th August 2019. •             Fr. Colm Murphy, P.P. Clongeen to retirement, effective 30th June 2019. •             Fr. Matt Boggan, […]

St Louis Convent Ramsgrange

by diocese

Bishop Brennan celebrates Mass in Ramsgrange with the sisters Of St Louis Convent.  The Sisters of St Louis were a part of the Community in Ramsgrange since 1871 until the closure of the convent in June 2019.  

Safeguarding Co-Ordinator Position

by diocese

  Diocese of FernsApplications are invited for the role of:SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR(25 hours per week)        The role will involve the following:Responsibility for implementing the diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures.Liaising with and supporting parishes and communities.Garda vetting for parishes.Outreach support for survivors of clerical abuse.Co-ordination and delivery of safeguarding training to parishes.Upholding the seven standards of the church […]

St Peter’s College Reunion Florida

by diocese

Bishop Brennan attended the bi-annual St. Peters College Reunion which was held in Florida from 29th April to 1st May. Pictured below (Back L-R) Frs Paddy O’ Brien, Lorenzo Cleary, Patrick O’ Brien, Gerry McSweeney, Bishop Denis Brennan, Frs Denis Lennon, Terry Nolan, Tom McGetterick, Pat Brady.(Front L-R) John Nolan, Brendan Linnane, Tom Ledwith, Frs Lar […]

Diocesan Appointments

by diocese

The Bishop of Ferns, Dr Denis Brennan DD has announced the appointment of Rev William Caulfield as Curate in Galbally/Ballyhogue effective 31st December 2018.  He replaces Fr Ken Quinn who has been granted study leave.

Diocesan Appointments

by diocese

The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan has announced the appointments of Fr. Denis Browne (P.P. Kilanerin) and Fr. Aodhan Marken (ADM Wexford) as the new Vicars Forane for Gorey and Wexford deaneries respectively.Bishop Brennan has extended his gratitude to Fr. William Howell (CC Gorey) and Monsignor Denis Lennon (PP Clonard) as they retire from […]

Ruby Jubilee for Fr Daniel McDonald

by diocese

On Sunday 23rd September, Fr Danny McDonald, Parish Priest of Marshalstown celebrated his Ruby Jubilee of Ordination to the priesthood.  Bishop Denis Brennan was chief celebrant and was joined by clergy from the Diocese of Ferns.

Jubilarians Celebration

by diocese

A number of priest’s recently celebrated their Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood.   Pictured below at a recent lunch hosted by Bishop Brennan areBack: Rt Rev Mgr Denis Lennon (Vicar for Clergy)Fr Sean Gorman (Taghmon-Ruby), Fr Danny McDonald (Marshalstown-Ruby), Fr James Butler (Ballygarret-Ruby), Fr Michael Byrne(Silver)Front: Fr Ray Gahan (Tinahely-Golden), Fr Tony O’ Connell(Golden), Bishop […]

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS OF IRELAND

by diocese

 APOSTOLIC VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS TO IRELAND ON THE OCCASION OF THE IX WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES [25-26 AUGUST 2018]MEETING WITH THE BISHOPSADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISConvent of the Dominican Sisters (Dublin) – Sunday, 26 August 2018Dear Brother Bishops,As my visit to Ireland comes to a close, I am grateful for this chance to spend a […]

Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

by diocese

Diocese of Ferns Camino de Santiago group of 19 pilgrims who completed our Camino Pilgrimage on 16th of August 2018 outside Santiago Cathedral. In total 45 people have joined us during the  5 years/stages from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago. In excess of 800km or 500ml!!! Director Fr. Roger O’Neill CC and […]

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

by diocese

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience […]

National Vocations Conference

by diocese

 A National Vocations conference took place recently in Knock.  Pictured with Bishop Brennan are representatives from the Ferns Diocesan Vocations Committee.  (Fr James Cullen, Fr Jim Doyle, Bishop Brennan, Fr Roger O’ Neill, Fr Billy Caulfield and Fr Jim Finn.) 

Diocesan Appointments 2018

by diocese

Diocese of FernsCommunications OfficeFr. John Carroll (Director)053-91-22177jc@ferns.ie Appointments 2018 – Ferns Diocese The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan DD, has made the following appointments for the Diocese of Ferns: Fr. Pat Stafford P.P. Glynn to retirement, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.Monsignor Don Kenny P.P. Ramsgrange to retirement on health grounds, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.Fr. William Howell P.P. Gorey to C.C. Gorey effective 5thAugust 2018.Fr. Billy […]