St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sat 11th Feb (7:30pm)        Tommy Galligan. Anniversary Mass.

Mon 13th Feb (7:15pm)          Farrell, John & James McConnell.

                                    Annie, James & Mary Briody.                                         

Wed 15th Feb (8:00pm)           

Sat 18th Feb (7:30pm)        Bernard & John Martin.                   


Confirmation & First Communion Class preparation is on Saturday 18th February  

at the 7:30pm Mass in Drumavaddy. (2nd & 6th Classes)


The Permanent Diaconate:

A Programme for the Training of men for the Permanent Diaconate will commence in St. Angela's College, Sligo, in October 2017. The Diocese of Kilmore hope to send candidates from the diocese for training. If there are

any men between the ages of 35 and 55 who feel that they may have a calling to this very important and very worthwhile ministry they are asked to ring Mr. Sean Coll at the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 049-4375004, before Friday the 31st March, 2017. An information evening will be arranged for those who are interested. This information evening will be of help to those showing an interest and letting them know what is involved in the Training Programme and in the work of an Ordained Deacon.

Age & Opportunity.  Social evening on Wednesday the 15th Feb. 2pm-5pm Chiropodist will attend. Usual buses.

Family Tree Healing Mass: Will be celebrated by Fr. Oliver Devine in the Kilmore  Diocesan  Pastoral Centre, Cullies Cavan on Friday Feb, 24th at7:30pm. Salt and water

will be blessed on the night. All welcome.

Drumavaddy Social & Development Group are seeking new people to join our Group with new ideas and enthusiasm. New members will not be requested to fill any officer

positions and as Our Loan will be paid off this year, we as a Group will not be focusing on fundraising as much but rather keeping the group alive to maintain The Community Centre and keep the Community active  with Community Activities. If you would like to find out more, you are invited to attend Our A.G.M. on Mon Feb 13th at 8.30 pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 6th February.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 3,8,21,24.. €25 winners were: Cathal Flemming, Ballinagh, Noel Brady, Maria Lynch, Ryefort, Brian Keoghan, Pat & Kathleen Reilly, Tullytrain.

Next draw on Monday 13th February, 2017, in The Carraig Springs.  Jackpot €2,800.


Church Collection: Drumavaddy:  4th Feb  €750.        Crosskeys:  5th Feb:  €585.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:



                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 12th  Feb (11:00am)         Andy Maguire Anniversary Mass.  

Tue 14th Feb (9:30am)            Alfie & Margaret Jones.         

Thur 16th Feb (9:30am)         

Fri 17th Feb (7:30pm)            Patsy Smith Anniversary Mass.                         

Sun 19th Feb (11:00am) Alice Courtney Anniversary Mass.


Every Life Counts: Linda will speak for 3 minutes about being the mother of a child that might not have been if she had taken certain medical advice.


Special Religious Events Coming Up:

Ash Wednesday  1st March.

Easter Sunday 16th April.

Confirmation on 7th April

Communion on 6th May.

Blessing of the Graves:   Crosskeys 23rd July         Drumavaddy 6th August.


Entrance Hymn.                                       

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound                                 T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.                                and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                     How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                                      the hour I first believed


I watch the sunrise lighting the                        I watch the sunlight shine through the clouds

sky casting its shadows near,                            warming the earth below.       

And on this morning bright though                    and at the mid-day life seems to say

it be. I feel those shadows near me.                 I feel your brightness near me

For  you are always close to me                          For you are always close to me

following all my ways, May I be                         following all my ways, May I be always

always close to you, following all your                close to you, following all your ways, Lord.

ways, Lord.

Communion: Be Not Afraid:

You shall cross the barren desert                       You shall speak your words in foreign

but you shall not die of thirst, you shall             lands, and all will understand. You shall see

wander far in safety, though you do not            the face of God and live.

know the way,


                          Be not afraid, I go before you always

                                      Come follow me, and I will give you rest



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.