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St. Peters College Graduation Mass.

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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. 

Death of Fr James Cashman

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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    

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 […]

Ordination of Permanent Deacon

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On Saturday 5th October, Dermot Davis was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy by Bishop Denis Brennan. Dermot’s ordination to the Permanent Diaconate is the first in the Diocese of Ferns.

New Appointment

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The Bishop of Ferns has announced the appointment of Mick Kavanagh as Safeguarding Co-Ordinator/Support Person for the Diocese of Ferns. His contact details are 053 9174972/ 087 7185541. email: safeguarding@ferns.ie He replaces Colette O’ Doherty who recently completed a six year term in the role. Gratitude is expressed by Bishop Brennan to Colette O’ Doherty […]

Jubilarians Celebration

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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 […]

Death of Canon Tobias Kinsella.

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Canon Tobias Kinsella, July 5th 2019, Umrigar, Carnew and formerly Parish Priest, Oylgate, Co. Wexford. Son of the late Thomas and Catherine Kinsella. Loving brother of the late Essie (Lynch) and Michael. After a long illness bravely borne, Toby died peacefully at Tallaght Hospital surrounded by his family after years in the wonderful care of […]

Ordination to the Priesthood

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Rev Ricky O’ Connor, was ordained to the Priesthood on Sunday 16th June last in Our Lady’s Island, Broadway, Co. Wexford. Rev Ricky is pictured seated to the right hand side of Bishop Brennan.

Retirement of Cecil Riddall from Christian Media Trust

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   Bishop Brennan congratulates Mr. Cecil Riddall who completed 28 years of service at Christian Media Trust Wexford as presenter of SOUNDS FOR SUNDAY each week at 10am in South East Radio. Also in the photo is Maria Colfer, the current chairperson of the Trust. 

St Vincent de Paul Appeal 2018

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The annual St Vincent de Paul appeal takes place on the weekend of 1st & 2nd December. Pictured with Bishop Brennan are Annette Beckett and Edmond Roche.  “In asking you to support the St. Vincent de Paul collection, I invite you to join with me in three activities: Pray for the work of the Saint […]

World Meeting of Family Newsletter April 2018

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Photo Credit: Servizio Fotographico Vaticano Pope Francis confirms visit to Ireland for WMOF2018! Two Irish families, along with a delegation of staff from the WMOF2018 office were delighted to be present in St Peter’s Square when Pope Francis himself announced that he will travel to Ireland to take part in the 9th World Meeting of […]

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 […]

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

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Pilgrims starting stage three of the Diocesan pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, outside Burgos Cathedral, 23 pilgrims from the diocese, lead by Fr Roger O’Neill from New Ross and Spiritual Director Fr James Cullen Wexford

Ferns Youth participate in World Youth Day 2016

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Bishop Denis Brennan and clergy from the Diocese of Ferns have travelled to Krakow in Poland to participate in World Youth Day with young people from the Diocese of Ferns. The young people have arrived in Krakow after spending some of their time in Posnan as part of “The days in the Diocese” where they […]

Centenary Prayer of Remembrance

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CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE    Lord, Merciful and Kind, I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.   Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home and abroad. To you […]

St Vincent de Paul launch the 2015 Annual Collection

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Members of St. Vincent de Paul in Ferns Diocese – Brian McGonagle, Rory McCauley, Bernadette (Ben) Doyle and Edmund Roche pictured with Bishop Brennan at the annual launch of the Christmas appeal.   The focus message of the Saint Vincent de Paul appeal this year is one that I would commend to your consideration – […]

Clerical Appointments 2015

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The Bishop of Ferns Dr. Denis Brennan has announced the following clerical changes for the Diocese of Ferns, effective 8th August 2015: Fr. Thomas Doyle (PP Craanford) to retirement. Fr. Richard Lawless (ADM St. Aidan’s Cathedral)  to P.P. Craanford. Fr. Odhran Furlong (C.C. Rathgarogue) to ADM St. Aidan’s Cathedral. Fr. Jim Furlong (PP Newbawn) to […]

Towards Peace Launch in Ferns Diocese by Bishop Brennan.

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Two/three years ago I was one of a small group of Bishops who had a series of meetings with representatives of survivors of clerical and institutional abuse. The purpose of these meetings was to hear the stories the survivors had to tell, and to see what the Church could do to try to make amends […]

Centenary of Monageer National School

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Bishop Brennan celebrated Mass on Sunday last with the parishoners of Monageer to mark the Centenary of the National School.                         Blessing of the new school extension took place after Mass.  Pictured cutting the cake are Bishop Brennan, Father Cosgrave and Principal,  Andy Hanrahan […]

Celebration of Chrism Mass

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Bishop Brennan and the Vicars of the Diocese of Ferns meet with Jubilarians before this year’s Chrism Mass at St. Aidan’s Cathedral. Front Row – Fr. Bernard Cushen (40 years), Fr. Matt Glynn (50 years), Bishop Brennan, Fr. Aidan Jones (50 years), Fr. Jim Curtis (50 years), Fr Joe Kavanagh (40 years). Back Row – […]