Bishop calls for ‘generous response’

By Dan Walsh Following a meeting with local representatives from the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Ger Nash has called for a generous response to the Annual Church Gate Collection which takes place after all masses on the weekend of December 10/11th.  As it comes into its busiest two monthsContinue reading “Bishop calls for ‘generous response’”

Diocesan shortage in parish and curacy

By Dan Walsh Dramatic changes happening in the Diocese of Ferns were announced yesterday (Friday) by Bishop Ger Nash, Bishop of Ferns. Taking on board retirements and changes of personnel, the Diocese is also faced with the challenge that “it is no longer possible to provide a priest for each parish or curacy.” A newContinue reading “Diocesan shortage in parish and curacy”

Bishops united in friendship

By Dan Walsh Bishop Ger Nash has welcomed and congratulated the new Church of Ireland Bishop Adrian Wilkinson of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory. “I wish to warmly welcome Bishop Adrian Wilkinson as the new Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory. I spoke to Bishop Adrian following his election and I offered my congratulations to himContinue reading “Bishops united in friendship”

Fr Tom Dalton to become ADM at Cathedral

By Dan Walsh The Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Ger Nash, has made diocesan appointments that will involve Fr Tom Dalton replacing Fr Odhran Furlong as Administrator of St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. Fr. Tom Dalton, who is Parish Priest in Riverchapel, becomes Administrator at St. Aidan’s Cathedral and retains his roles as Diocesan Master of Ceremonies;Continue reading “Fr Tom Dalton to become ADM at Cathedral”

Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes revived

By Dan Walsh The 52nd Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place this year after a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic and was launched via a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Ger Nash read at all Masses across the Diocese of Ferns. However, the Diocesan with responsibility for the pilgrimage are being extraContinue reading “Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes revived”

Fr Jim Curtis remembered in Piercestown

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of Fr James (Jim) Curtis who served almost 68 years in the priesthood and served as Diocesan Secretary to two bishops in the Diocese of Ferns. Piercestown-Murrintown Parish posted the sad news on social media. “It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Fr.Continue reading “Fr Jim Curtis remembered in Piercestown”

Tributes paid to Fr Jimmy Ryan

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Rev. Fr. James (Jimmy Ryan), in his 79th year, who was priest in residence at Cleariestown and acting parish priest of Rathangan. He died in Wexford General Hospital after a short illness. Tributes have been paid on social media including Cllr Jim Codd who described Fr. RyanContinue reading “Tributes paid to Fr Jimmy Ryan”

Christmas message from Bishop Ger Nash

By Dan Walsh It was an historic year for the Diocese of Ferns when His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Fr. Ger Nash as the 81st Bishop of Ferns which culminated in the Episcopal Ordination ceremony in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, on September 5th. The Covid-19 restrictions meant a low-profile church event with only close familyContinue reading “Christmas message from Bishop Ger Nash”

Ballymore-Mayglass mourns parish priest

By Dan Walsh There is great sadness in the parish of Ballymore-Mayglass following news of the sad passing of the parish priest of sixteen years Fr Murty Byrne, (74), announced today by the Diocese of Ferns. Fr. Byrne will always be fondly remembered for his leadership of the fundraising committee in the small parish ofContinue reading “Ballymore-Mayglass mourns parish priest”

Changing times in Ferns diocese; Bishop Nash

By Dan Walsh In the homily preached by Fr Billy Swan, Administrator in Wexford Town Parish, at Sunday’s Episcopal Ordination of Fr Ger Nash as Bishop of Ferns there was a pride in the longevity of the diocese, but the Diocese of Ferns is facing into changing times. Speaking to Bishop Nash spoke ofContinue reading “Changing times in Ferns diocese; Bishop Nash”