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”

Bishop Nash promises to work with parish communities

By Dan Walsh at St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy Bishop Ger Nash has become the 81st Bishop of Ferns, successor to Bishop Denis Brennan, and ordained today in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, by the Most Revd Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by Most Rev. Denis Brennan, Bishop Emeritus of Ferns, and Most Revd Fintan Monahan,Continue reading “Bishop Nash promises to work with parish communities”

Episcopal Ordination of Fr Ger Nash today

By Dan Walsh Today is an historic occasion for the Diocese of Ferns as Fr Ger Nash is honoured at the Episcopal Ordination ceremony at 3pm in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, as he becomes the 81st Bishop of Ferns. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the numbers allowed to attend is strictly controlled, however, coverage can beContinue reading “Episcopal Ordination of Fr Ger Nash today”

Diocesan plans to welcome new bishop

By Dan Walsh Fr Ger Nash becomes the 81st Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns at a celebration of Mass for the Episcopal Ordination taking place in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, at 3pm next Sunday and details of the ceremony have been announced. The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin,Continue reading “Diocesan plans to welcome new bishop”