St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 12th Oct (7:30pm)                Hugh & Bassie McSherry 

Mon 14th Nov (7:15pm)            Deceased family members John & Maggie Corr &                                         Pat, Mary, Mollies & Maggie Brady Ardkill.  

Wed 16th Nov (8:00pm)           Frank & Mary Finnegan & Joe Smith                     

Sat 19th Nov (7:30pm)             Baby Thomas Galligan, Denbawn.   


The end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy will be marked in dioceses throughout the world on Sunday 20th November except in Rome where it will be celebrated on Sunday November 27th. On Sunday next in the Cathedral there will be a Mass of thanksgiving and closing of the Holy Door.

Pastoral Council:

We will have a meeting of the Pastoral Council tomorrow evening Mon 14th November in Drumavaddy sacristy, at 8:30pm. As the next step in the process we need to put in place a new Chairperson and Secretary as we will have to nominate people to represent us on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. We need to be able to send the names of the officers of the Parish Pastoral Council for 2016-2020 to the Pastoral Centre, Cavan. by 23rd  November 2016.

Pastoral Council:

Throughout the diocese the New Pastoral Councils will be commissioned at Mass on First Sunday of Advent, this is a short service which will take only a few minutes and it can replace the creed.

Annual Mass.

 Mass for deceased priests and bishops of the diocese, which takes place after the November Conference at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 16th November in the chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan. All welcome.

Indoor Camogie:

Will continue on Mon evening next 7th Nov 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class ,

 7-8pm for 4th, 5th & 6th Class. Cash for Clobber Clothing Collection-anyone with unwanted clothing please donate them to the club: Bags can be dropped in Drumavaddy any Monday at Camogie training or Crosskeys pitch beside Gym and evening. For more information contact 087-9420001.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 7th Nov.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

3, 11, 19 & 25 . €25 winners were: Charles & Linda McSherry, Claire Galligan, Cormeen, Evelyn Costello, Drumollard, Gretta Fay, Carn & Niall Cusack, Ballyjamesduff.

Next draw on Mon the 14th Nov  in The Carraig Springs. Jackpot €2,200.

Church Collection: Crosskeys:  1st Nov All Saints: €239.    Crosskeys:  6th  Nov : €776

                            Drumavaddy: 1st Nov All Saints: €162.    Drumavaddy: 5th Nov: €580.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                           St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 13th Nov (11:00am)         Altar list of the dead.

Tue 15th Nov  (9:30am)          John & Mae Gaffney Loonogs.                                   

Thur 17th Nov (9:30am)

Fri 18th Nov  (7:30pm)            Ned O'Brien.                                           

Sun 20th Nov (11:00am)          Francis Brady, 3rd Anniversary.                  



After Mass on  Saturday evening in Drumavaddy and after Friday evening mass in Crosskeys.

Confirmation & First Communion:

The Confirmation Class begin their preparation for the sacrament on Sat 19th Nov.

The First Communion Class begin their preparation for the sacrament on Sat 26th Nov. 

 Age & Opportunity.

Social evening on Wed 16th November, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm.  Usual buses.

Entrance Hymn.

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

But 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.


                                               In Bread we bring you, Lord

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.                   And now in answer Lord our      

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do                    gifts we bring, Our selfish    

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But                      hearts make true our failing            

stand united now, in one belief Oh we have                       faith renew, our lives belong               

gladly heard your word, your holy word,                            to you Our Lord and King.


                                      Lady of Knock.

There were people of all ages gathered                    Through your message was unspoken,

around the gable wall poor and humble men                  still the truth in silence lies as we      

and women, little children that you called                  gaze upon your vision, and the truth I

we are gathered here before you, and our                   try to find, here I stand with John the

hearts are just the same filled with joy at                  teacher, and with Joseph at your side

such a vision, as we praise your name.                         and I see the Lamb of God, on the altar

Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares               glorified. Golden Rose Queen of Ireland

 and troubles cease as we kneel with love                  all my cares and trouble cease as we

before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of                 kneel with love before you Lady of                   

Peace.                                                                             Knock, my Queen of Peace


                            And the lamb will conquer and the woman

                            clothed in the sun will shine her light on everyone (x2)