St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sat 11th March (7:30pm)        Tommy Reilly 3rd Anniversary

Mon 13th March (7:15pm)           Lizzy & John Fay & Breege Cusack.                    

Wed 15th March (8:00pm)        Johnny Brady.

Thur 16th March (7:30pm)        St. Patrick's Vigil Mass.

                                      Mary & Terry Kearns.    

Sat 18th March (7:30pm)         Rose Galligan M.M.M.



The Offertory Collection on St. Patrick's Day: 

Your generosity to the St. Patrick's Day Collection will help.

(1).Support and feed the hungry.

(2). Provide support to the Emigrants Chaplaincy abroad, helping those who have fallen

       on  hard times

(3). Support the work of local Irish missionaries in many African countries.

(4). Educate African priests, two of whom work in our diocese.

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima to mark Centenary of the Apparitions;-Seven nights departing Thursday 14th September 2017 and returning Thursday 21st September 2017 with accommodation in the Hotel Santo Amaro on full board basis.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mannion, CC Glencar.  Cost: €759 per person sharing. For further information and booking forms, please contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral

Cavan on 049-4375004.

Family Aid in Cavan:

A meeting is taking place to highlight the need of Family Aid in Cavan, in memory of Clodagh, Liam, Niall & Ryan Hawe in St. Joseph's Hall B.J.D. on 24th March, at 8pm. Anyone interested in participating in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin on June 5th in Aid of this cause can text Fiona 087-76245640 or Catherine 086-836102

Sliabh Glah:

Are back better than ever with the hilarious farce "Holiday Snap" in the Community Centre on Fri 24th March & Sat 25th March at 8:30pm. Don't miss it....

Juvenile Fundraising Quiz
The Juvenile committee of Denn GFC are hosting a fundraising Table Quiz in aid of our Under 14 Feile team on Thur 16th March in The Tank, starting
at 8.30pm. Tickets €40

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 6th March.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 3,15,19,25. €25 winners were: Eileen Lynch, Ryefort, Pat Smith, Crosskeys, Barbara Kelly, 15, Kilnavara Crescent, Cavan, Pheilip Brady Banahoe, Seamus Donohoe, Glencurran,  Next draw on Mon 13th March, 2017 in Carraig Springs. Inn.  Jackpot €3,000.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy:  4th March  797.   Crosskeys: 5th March  805.

Lourdes Invalid Collection: Drumavaddy      €166.     Crosskeys:                   €290.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 12th March (11:00am)        Tommy Brady. Anniversary Mass.        

Tue 14th  March (9:30am)

Thur16th March (9:30am)        

Fri 17th March (11:00am)        St. Patrick's Day. (People of the Parish)               

Sun 19th March(11:00am)        Eileen Brady. M.M.M.      



Meeting of the Pastoral Council: in Pastoral Centre on Tue 14th March at 7:30pm

Trocaire, Torocaire, Trocaire:

Can you please bring home the Trocaire pouch and assemble it in a spot in the kitchen where it will be easy to remember it.

Age & Opportunity. Social evening on Wed, 15th March, Feb, 2pm-5pm. Chiropodist will attend. Usual buses.


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.