Sacrament of Confirmation takes place at 11am This Saturday -Scroll down for more
Sacrament of Confirmation takes place at 11am This Saturday -Scroll down for more
We are delighted to notify you that the Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Fr. Pat at a one Confirmation Service on October 2nd at 11.00 am in Kilmore Church. Please come a little earlier to confirm all details. Because we will be allowed to have an increased number in church by then, we will be able to accommodate two adults, one of whom is the Sponsor, with each child. If for any reason, the child’s Sponsor cannot be present, one parent may act as proxy Sponsor.
As the Confirmation Service is shorter and simpler than a Confirmation Mass and the candidates are now scattered in different second level schools, we will not be holding a rehearsal beforehand. Fr. Pat will explain the ceremony as he goes through the different parts of the Confirmation Service.
Seating will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and not allocated by name as in other years.
Please be advised the ceremony will be live on our webcam so please click on the webcam link to view the ceremony.
We would emphasise that all covid19 regulations should be followed and if any person is displaying any symptoms, they should refrain from attending on the day.
We would also like to bring it to your attention that this year the school will not be engaging a photographer to make a video of the ceremony or to take photographs.
The church will be sanitised before the Service. All attending are requested to wear face masks please and adhere to sanitisation requirements and social distancing before and after the ceremony.
After the long wait, we hope that both young people and parents have a wonderful celebration of this important day in their lives.
If you have any queries or concerns around Confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Pat at 086 225 6794 or myself Sr Mary at 087 678 4830.
Thanking you for your continuing patience and cooperation,
V. Rev. Patrick Mernagh PP
Sr. Mary O’Shea, Parish Sister
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion recently in the Parish.
We hope you had a great time with your families and friends.
Looking forward to welcoming all our young people to celebrate the Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday October 2nd at 11.00
Please arrive on time.
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Anniversaries for Weekend of Weekend Masses and Anniversaries
Saturday: 6.00pm Kilmore Quay September 25th.
We pray for the souls of John and Ita Gorman, Enniscorthy and Ballask, and Jim McGee, Kilmore Quay all of whose anniversaries occur.
October 2nd. We pray for all those working to raise our awareness of care for our Earth.
Saturday: 7.30pm Tomhaggard September 25th. We pray for all the sick of the Parish.
Minister of the Word: Ann O’Byrne. October 2nd.
We pray for all those on frontline services.
Minister of the Word: Gráinne Dullard.
Sunday: 10.00am Kilmore September 26th.
We pray for the souls of Edward and Margaret Reville, Ballyteigue and Kate Howlin, Grange whose anniversaries occur. We also pray for all those making their Confirmation.
Minister of the Word: Mary Power. Minister of the Eucharist: Pat Byrne. October 3rd. We pray for all those who were confirmed. Minister of the Word: Margaret Byrne. Minister of the Eucharist: Máire Fortune.
Sunday: 11.30am Mulrankin September 26th. We pray for the souls of Vera Finnegan, Mulrankin and Fr Pat O’Conor, whose anniversaries occur. Minister of the Word: Mary Kehoe. October 3rd. We pray for the soul of Liam Kehoe whose Month’s Mind occurs.
✞ We also remember and pray for our loved ones who have gone before us and all those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they all rest in peace.
Weekday Mass Tuesday to Friday inclusive at 10am daily
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament resumes every Monday in Tomhaggard. Adoration for the blessed Sacrament every Thursday in Kilmore Church after Mass.
New Schedule of Sunday Mass
Times in our Parish
Sunday Morning Mass Times
Mass in Kilmore 10am
Mass in Mulrankin 11;30
Saturday Evening Vigil Mass Times
Mass In Kilmore Quay – 6:00pm In Tomhaggard- 7:30pm
You are welcome to contact the Parish Office Number 053 91 35181 If you can't join us in person you are encouraged to join with us at home by listening to our mass on your own radio The frequency is 103.90 fm.You are also welcome to join us on our Parish Webcam each day Tue- Fri at 10am and on Sunday also at 10am
“I pray that here in Ferns we will turn our faces towards the future set aside for us by God and that we will journey forward together in faith” –
We are living in strange times as we continue to cope with COVID-19. I would like to begin by offering my sympathies to the relatives of those who have died recently, including those who suffered with the COVID-19 coronavirus and in particular, the families of Ferns diocese who have lost loved ones. Also, I would like to acknowledge the heroism of all the healthcare and frontline workers who continue to be involved in responding to the pandemic.
I am privileged to be chosen by Pope Francis to lead this historic Diocese and I feel very humbled.
At this point I would like to thank Bishop Denis Brennan for the welcome extended to me from the moment he heard of my appointment. Thank you Bishop Denis – and I also want to offer thanks on your behalf for his leadership and care of the Diocese over the past 15 years. I wish you good health and time to enjoy your retirement. Thank you for your welcome as well as your offer of practical support and your prayers. My hope and prayer is that we can work together here in Ferns with the Spirit of God sustaining us to nurture the faith and to ensure that our Church is a place of welcome and hospitality for all.
In accord with Pope Francis’ model in Let us Dream, I would wish to lead this Diocese in Seeing, Reflecting and Acting so that we become a refuge of healing and encouragement with space for all who are searching for meaning, especially, as we emerge tentatively from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I look forward, with the help of God, to walking with the people and parish communities throughout the diocese of Ferns,....
There is a scripture quotation which always gives me hope in times of challenge and uncertainty. It is from the prophet Jeremiah when he hears the Lord saying “My plans for you are peace and not disaster. I have reserved for you a future full of hope.” I pray that here in Ferns we will turn our faces towards the future set aside for us by God and that we will journey forward together in faith.
Pope Francis and his words.. Lets pray for a true dialogue for all believers to work together for an end to war and violence and so pray for a lasting peace in our troubled world.
From 6th September
Religious services and ceremonies (for example Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals) can proceed with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of immunity status of attendees.
(Subject to appropriate protective measures including social distancing as much as possible, hand sanitising, face masks etc).
All other measures designed to minimise necessary physical interaction during services should be maintained.
Our safety guidelines for all attending our churches for services after the 6th September 2021.
1. Hand sanitizers are available at each of the doors in the Church, which will be manned by our stewards.
We ask you to avail of these as you enter and leave the Church.
2. The Church now has increased capacity by 50% and
We ask you to adhere to social distancing and follow signage and direction from the ushers.
Seats available for use will have signage. Please only use these seats. Families are welcome to sit together.
3. Holy Communion will be distributed after the final blessing. If you are seated in the main body of the Church, please use centre aisle to receive. Return down the side aisles. For people in St Josephs please be guided by the usher as you go up to and return from receiving Holy Communion. After you have received the Eucharist, you can leave the church or return to your seat for personal prayer. This is entirely your decision.
Eucharistic ministers will sanitize their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion.
4. Holy Water fonts are strictly not in use.
5. The sign of peace is suspended.
6. Both collection boxes are placed at the back of the Churches as baskets are not permitted at this time.
7. Please observe social distancing while entering and leaving the Church and also in the car park.
Be guided by the stewards and ushers. Thank you.
Face coverings in Church Under the new government guidelines and in solidarity with the vast majority of our fellow citizens who actively promote and pursue as safe an environment as possible – in their homes, their places of work and places where they shop or gather, the wearing of face coverings in addition to the continuation of social distancing and sanitizing in our Churches as public Masses and services continue.
Keep Safe and Keep Well