St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sat 11th Aug (7:30pm)        Kathleen Hyland, 9th Anniversary.

Tue 14th Aug(7:30pm)                 Vigil Mass Feast of the Assumption.        

Sat 18th Aug (11:00am)       People of the Parish.  


St. Clare:

Clare, the founder of 2nd order of St. Francis. Feast day 11th August. She was born into a wealthy family in 1194. Her father wanted her to marry into a wealthy family at the age of 15 but she refused to cooperate with his plan. At 18, she escaped from her parental home and formed the fledgling group of Franciscans where she had her hair cut off as a sign of her commitment to the Franciscans order. Her father and brothers stormed the convent but she refused to leave and she clung to the altar. Sixteen days later her sister Agnes joined her in the convent as did many of her friends and they lived a life of complete seclusion. However she spent the last 27 years of her life in serious illness.

 Age & Opportunity: Social evening on Wednesday,15th August. 2pm-5pm. Chiropodist will attend. Usual buses.

Cake Sale: Castlerahan-Denn Ladies are having a cake sale on Sunday, 12th August in St. Teresa's School, Oldcastle road from 12pm. Any donations of baked goods are greatly appreciated and can be left in the school on Saturday 9-10pm or Sunday 9:30am-10:30am

Festival Weekend:

Organisers would like to sincerely thank all those who supported and helped our successful Festival Weekend. The following organisations will benefit from the proceeds of the Fun-day; Denn Juveniles, Camogie, Age & Opportuntiy, Denn Running Club, Crosskeys School & Denn Toddlers Playgroup. Your support was greatly appreciated. 

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on Mon 6th Aug, 2018.  The winning numbers were; 6, 24, 26, 28. The weekly winners of €25 were; Seamus Fay, Saoirse McDonald,  Eadaoin  Soroghan & McDonald family.  Next draw: Monday the 13th  August in The Den. Jackpot: €1,800

Church Collections:Drumavaddy:5th Aug: €1684 Blessing of Graves: €2462      

Crosskeys:  4th Aug: €385                       Blessing of Graves: €2285

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


  St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                 Mass Intentions.

Sun 12th Aug(11.00am)   Sean Maguire.  8th Anniversary

                                           Michael Smith, Lishenry Lane

Wed 15th Aug(7:30pm)    Feast of the Assumption

                             Tommy & Kathleen Conaty, Anniversary Mass.

Sun 19th Aug (11:00am)   Anna Byrd, 5th Anniv & deceased family members.                                  & Teresa Donohoe, 4th Anniversary.

 Please Note the parish email address for future correspondences


World Meeting of Families

The Diocesan Launch of the World Meeting of Families will be held in St Ninnidh's Church Derrylin on Tuesday 21 August at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and every parish in the diocese is asked to be represented. Every parish will be presented with a sapling tree to be planted in memory of the Pope's visit to Ireland. The ceremony will take the form of a beautiful Evening Prayer and will be followed by refreshments afterwards.


This is the day, this is the day.                This is the day that the Lord has made.

That the Lord has made,                         We will rejoice and be glad in it.

That the Lord has made.                             This is the day, this is the day.

We will rejoice, We will rejoice,                 That the Lord has made.

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.


Be still for the presence of the Lord.       Be still for the glory of the Lord

The Holy One is here.                             Is shining all around.

Come bow before Him now                        He burns with holy fire.

With reverence and fear.                                    With splendor he is crowned.

In him no sin is found.                              How awesome is the sight.

We stand on holy ground.                         Our radiant King of light.

Be still for the presence of the Lord       Be still the glory of the Lord

The Holy one is here                               Is shining all around..


Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

Lay your hands

As I Knee before you.         Chorus -

As I kneel before you,                 Ave Maria.                          All I have I give you,

As I bow my head in prayer,        Gratia plena,                     Every dream and wish are yours,

Take this day, make it yours                       Dominus tecum.                 Mother of Christ, Mother of mine,

and fill me with your love.           Benedicta tu.                      Present them to my Lord.