Diocese of Ferns
Communications Office
Fr. John Carroll (Director)
Appointments 2018 – Ferns Diocese
The Bishop of Ferns, Dr. Denis Brennan DD, has made the following appointments for the Diocese of Ferns:
  1. Fr. Pat Stafford P.P. Glynn to retirement, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.
  2. Monsignor Don Kenny P.P. Ramsgrange to retirement on health grounds, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.
  3. Fr. William Howell P.P. Gorey to C.C. Gorey effective 5thAugust 2018.
  4. Fr. Billy Flynn C.C. Gorey to P.P. Gorey, effective 5thAugust 2018.
  5. Fr. John Carroll, Diocesan Chancellor and C.C. Barntown, to Diocesan Chancellor and P.P. Glynn, effective 2nd September 2018.
  6. Fr. Brian Whelan, chaplaincy Irish Armed Forces to ADM Ramsgrange, effective 2ndSeptember 2018.
  7. Fr. Billy Swan C.C. St. Aidan’s Cathedral to become Co-Ordinator of Diocesan Vocations Team as replacement for Fr. Jim Finn P.P., effective 5th August 2018.
In making the announcements this year, Bishop Brennan stated that ‘due to continuing reduction in the number of active priests in the Diocese of Ferns, no parish can be guaranteed a replacement resident priest if and when the current priest is moved or retires. In this eventuality, the parish will be looked after pastorally and administratively from within a group of priests of that pastoral area.’
John Carroll (Rev.)