Diocese of Ferns


Communications Office

May 24th, 2007

40th Anniversary of the work of ACCORD in the diocese of Ferns

Bishop Denis Brennan to celebrate Anniversary Mass

Bishop Denis Brennan will celebrate Mass in Barntown church, tomorrow Friday (25th May 2007), at 7pm to mark the 40th Anniversary of the work of ACCORD – (formerly CMAC) – in the diocese of Ferns.

ACCORD is Ireland’s leading nationwide agency supporting marriage and relationships. Its aim is to help couples prepare for, achieve and sustain their marriage and family relationships, to offer ongoing relationship support and assist them in times of difficulty or crisis.

Our core services are Marriage and Relationship Counselling and Marriage Preparation Programmes.

Other services offered are Marriage Enrichment, Marital Sexual Therapy, Fertility Management, Schools Programmes and Personal Enrichment.

Its personnel are selected for their unique qualities of warmth and care, and also for their experience in the day to day living of their own couple relationships. They are trained to the highest standard and offer this service on a largely voluntary basis.

ACCORD services are available to all who need them, regardless of denomination, race, creed or ability to pay.

ACCORD has acquired particular expertise in couple counselling and maintains a programme of assessment and continuous improvement to ensure that a first class service is always offered to our clients.

ACCORD endeavours through its programme “Marriage – A Journey Not a Destination” to offer couples skills in communication, conflict management and other relevant areas to aid their transition into their marriage, and provide them with ongoing positive and constructive capacity to deal with the challenges they encounter.

Mission Statement Empowering people. Fostering Relationships. Caring for Couples facing the Challenges of Christian Marriage. This is the work of ACCORD in today’s world.

Accord operates in the diocese from St Brigids Centre, 12 Roches Road, Co Wexford – T: 053 23086, E: flswexford@eircom.net


Director: Fr. John Carroll,
Tel (053) 9124368, Fax (053) 9123436
Email jc@ferns.ie