Funding for former Wexford Adoration Convent

By Dan Walsh An agreement has been signed between the President of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Kyle Marrero, and the Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor for the refurbishment of the Adoration Convent in Wexford town. Wexford County Council purchased the extensive building beside Bride Street Church for accommodation for students from GeorgiaContinue reading “Funding for former Wexford Adoration Convent”

Hospital fire bravery Masses in all parishes

By Dan Walsh Bishop Ger Nash and parishes in the Diocese of Ferns will offer Masses of Thanksgiving following the devastating fire at Wexford General Hospital which resulted in the major safe evacuation of over 200 patients and the immediate closure of the entire wards and services. In a statement this evening Bishop Nash toldContinue reading “Hospital fire bravery Masses in all parishes”

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Ger Nash for Lent 2023.

Since I took up my role as Bishop of Ferns I have been visiting the parishes for weekend Masses as often as I possibly can. To date, I have visited about 35 of the 49 parishes and look forward to being in the others in the near future. I hugely appreciate the welcome given toContinue reading “Pastoral Letter from Bishop Ger Nash for Lent 2023.”

New arrangements in five parishes

By Dan Walsh The parochial system that has served the Diocese of Ferns so well for generations and instilled pride and sense of belonging into each and every one of us is sadly giving way to a clustering of parishes all over Ireland as a direct response to the sharp decrease in vocations and theContinue reading “New arrangements in five parishes”

Bishop Ger Nash Christmas Message 2022

Dear Friends I am delighted to have this opportunity to greet you and your families as we prepare for the great feast of Christmas. For many, especially the young, it is a time that is filled with wonder and joy. However, even if we are of the age when Santa no longer visits us, we canContinue reading “Bishop Ger Nash Christmas Message 2022”

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”