MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2020 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS 3rd May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 4 August last year, the 160th anniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars, I chose to write a letter to all those priests who daily devote their lives to the service of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Diocese of Ferns Press Office Bishop’s House, Summerhill Wexford Phone – 053(91) 22177 Email – email@example.com “Physical attendance at Mass and gathering as congregation within Church buildings may be suspended. Church itself is not.” Pastoral Letter Coronavirus 19th March 2020 Solemnity of St. Joseph Dear People of the Diocese In writing […]
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, […]
Diocese of Ferns Press Office Bishop’s House, Summerhill Wexford Phone – 053(91) 22177, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 Brennan and pilgrims travelled to Fatima on 9th October for the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage.
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 “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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]