Digitally proclaiming the Gospel in the diocese of Ferns and beyond

‘The Hook of Faith’ is brought to you by ‘FERNS C.A.F.É’ (Catholic Adult Formation and Education) – a group in the diocese of Ferns, Ireland who are committed to the work of evangelisation and adult faith formation. It seeks to bring the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on all sectors of society in a way that offers life and meaning to everyone. We recognise the challenge of this task at a time in the Church that needs healing and hope. The mission of ‘The Hook of Faith’ is to ‘Digitally proclaim the Gospel in the Diocese of Ferns and beyond’. Our hope is that the light that comes from our faith will reach a wide audience through this new age of digital media and will help transform lives through the joy of the Gospel.

For the eight principles of ‘The Hook of Faith’ click on the arrow below:


February 6, 2020

Just over a year ago, I spend 6 days in hospital with illness. Thank God I have recovered fully but it could have been worse, even fatal. Such a brush with death makes you think deeper and changes your perspectiv...

February 1, 2020

Dear friends. Last August, here in St Aidan's together with our sister parish of St Senans, we reduced the number of Masses at the weekends. This was partly due to fewer of us priests but mainly due to the fallin...

February 1, 2020

Last Monday, 27th January, marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945 by the Red army. From the time it was set up by the Nazis after the invasion of Poland in 1939 unti...

February 1, 2020

I have just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation to Young People 'Christ Vivit' or 'Christ is Alive'. I was struck by one strong paragraph where Francis challenges us about losing the ability to w...

January 25, 2020

This coming Saturday, 1st February is the feast of St Brigid, the secondary patron of Ireland. St Brigid was known for her charity and mercy which she placed at the heart of the Church.

The earliest surviving lege...

January 25, 2020

Dear friends. Yesterday, we completed the annual week of prayer for Christians unity that is celebrated every January from 18th to 25th of the month. For most of us, we think of Christian unity mainly in terms of...

January 18, 2020

Dear friends. In this homily, I feel the need to acknowledge the death this week of seventeen year old Keane Mulready-Woods, the child from Drogheda who was brutally killed and whose body was mutilated. Every wee...

January 18, 2020

On 24th January the Church honours a saint who deserves to be better known for his immense wisdom and practical insights that retain their relevance almost four hundred years after his death. St Francis de Sales...

January 8, 2020

Dear friends. I recently watched the film ‘Silence’ directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the true story of Jesuit missionary priests who go to Japan in the 17th century only to find a brutal persecution of...

January 2, 2020

Dear friends. There is a story told of a chicken and a pig who were taking a walk one day when they saw an appeal for food being made in their local village for people who were starving. ‘We have to do something...

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