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 reduced – gathering occurred due to COVID restrictions. 

Last May, Bishop quietly celebrated his golden jubilee (31st May 1970) with a congregation of 10 people in Rathnure church, the location of his first Mass on 1st June 1970. 

The presentation this morning to Bishop Brennan was of a bronze representation of The Last Supper by Irish artist Fergus O Farrell.  

Speaking at the small ceremony, Monsignor Joe McGrath paid tribute to Bishop Brennan for his work over the years as priest and Bishop.

Photo – Fr. Jim Doyle, CC St Aidan’s Cathedral, Fr. Odhran Furlong (ADM), Bishop Brennan and Monsignor Joe McGrath V.G.