St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 9th Dec (7:30pm)                Rita Galligan. 3rd Anniversary.

Mon 11th Dec (7:15pm)                                 

Wed 13th Dec (8:00pm)             Connor Dinneny. M.M.M.             

Sat 16th Dec (7:30pm)              Brigid & Michael McGovern.     


Trocaire Romero Family Award.

Who is this award for?

This award is for families who would like to begin their spiritual preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. It aims to provide you and your family with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trocaire works.

What is a Family

"There is no stereotype of the ideal family, but rather a challenging mosaic made up of many different realities, with all their joys, hopes and problems" (Pope Francis)

Where do I start?

Step 1: Log on and register your family for the Trocaire Romero Family Award. (Register at:

Step 2: Receive your 'Family Journal' via post from Trocaire.

Step 3: Submit your family workbook via post to Trocaire.

Step 4: Receive a certificate and solidarity gift for your family.

Accord Pre-Marriage Course 2018:

Courses take place in the Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. on the following dates.

26th & 27th January, 23rd & 24th Feb, 9th & 10th March, 20th & 21st April, 5th & 6th Oct,  & 2nd & 3rd Nov, 2018.  To book ring 049-4375004. email Website:

Community Calendar: Will be on sale at all Masses this weekend and up to Christmas. Please support.

Drumavaddy Church Finance Committee:

The Finance Committee would like to thank the family of the late Mrs. Mary McPhillips (nee Cahill), Ardlougher for their generous donation toward Drumavaddy building fund.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 5th Dec. The winning numbers were; 12, 17, 18 & 26. The weekly winners of €25 were;  Declan Tierney, Eamon Smith, Carmel Lee, Charles & Maureen Robinson & Geraldine Lynch. Next draw on  Mon 11th December in The Crosskeys Inn.  Jackpot: €4,950. 

Tax Forms:

Thanks to all who returned their tax form to enable us to receive a refund from the Revenue.  This amounted to (Crosskeys: €9,998.36)  and (Drumavaddy; €4,695).

Church Collections: Drumavaddy: 2nd Dec.  €745      Crosskeys: 3rd Dec  805.        

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 10th Dec (11.00am)     Tommy Smith. M.M.M.

Tue 12th Dec (9:30am)           

Thur 14th Dec (9:30am)                  

Fri 15th Dec (7.30pm)        John Tierney & deceased Tierney & Smyth families.    

Sun 17th Dec (11:00am)     Packie Kane. 2nd Anniversary.


Age and Opportunity: Christmas Party  cancelled this Sunday 10th due to weather condition, but will take place next Sunday 17th December  from 2pm to 7pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre. Transport available. Cost €15.

The Diocese of Kilmore c.1100-1800: by Fr. Liam Kelly will be on sale after Mass in the Sacristy in Crosskeys and Drumavaddy Churches, cost €35. Ideal Christmas gift for friends across the water.

St. Vincent De Paul: Please support the annual collection. Donations may be left in Vincent's shop Ballyjamesduff. If anyone needs assistance they can ring the free phone number 18006 77777.

25 Card Game: Wednesday night in Crosskeys Resource Centre at 9pm.


Morning has broken

Morning has broken like the first morning,             Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit

blackbird has spoken like the first bird.                from heaven, like the first dew fall

Praise for the singing! Praise for the                    on the first grass. Praise for the

morning! Praise for them, springing fresh               sweetness of the wet garden ,

from the word.                                                   sprung in completeness where his

                                                        feet pass.

                        Mine is the sunlight, Mine is the morning

                        born of the one light Eden saw play

                        Praise with elation, praise every morning

                        God's re-creation of the new day.           


My God Loves Me.

My God loves  me, His love will never end.              His gentle hand he stretches over

He rests within my heart for my God                    me, Though storm-clouds threaten

loves me.                                                           the day he will set me free.


                        He comes to me in sharing bread and wine

                        He brings me life that will reach past the

                        end of time.

O Come Emmanuel:

O Come, O come, Emmanuel, to free                      O royal branch of Jess's tree,

your captive Israel that mourns in                        Redeem us all from tyranny;

lonely exile here, Until the Son of God                  From pain of hell your people free,

appear. Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel . To                   and over death win victory.

you shall come Emmanuel.