St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                               Mass Intentions.


Sat.        12th Nov.   7:30pm   Frank Cahill. 1st Anniversary. Paddy & Kathleen Cahill, Cornaseer.

Mon.     14th Nov.   7.30pm.  James & Kitty Lynch, Ryefort

Wed.     16th Nov.   8.00pm. 

Sat.        19th Nov.  7:30pm James & Roseanne Coyle, Lardigan


Eucharistic Minister. 19th November. Caoimhe Skinnader.


Altar Society November. Noeleen Galligan, Rosaleen Galligan, Teresa Galligan.


Reader for November. Andrew Galligan.


Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 5th November. €582


Dates for your diary.

Confirmation.            11.00am.    11th March 2023.

First Communion.     11.00am.      6th May 2023.


Rosary Monday evening 6.50pm.

Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus.  Drumavaddy Church Tuesday 6.30pm. Join us to pray for the community, especially families helpless in the face of suicide.

Age & Opportunity
Also Age and Opportunity social evening in Crosskeys Wednesday 16th 2 to 5pm with Mass for deceased members at 230pm all welcome.


Remembering pregnancy loss, infancy loss and childhood loss within our community.

An invitation is warmly extended to parents, siblings and families affected by the loss of a baby or child to attend the Children’s Remembrance 2022, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim, Cavan Town H12 FD71

On Sunday 20th November at 3pm. Or via Live Stream or play back on


Ballyjamesduff Cancer Support are available to assist all eligible patients with a taxi service to their chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments. For further information or assistance please phone 089 219 7045 or email


The Memorial Statue of John Joe O Reilly, Captain of Cavan 1947 (Polo Grounds NY) and 1948 County teams, will be unveiled at the Market Sq/Post Office in centre of Cavan Town on 20th Nov at 12.30pm, by Uachtarain GAA Larry Murphy 

All are welcome for what will an historic occasion for Cavan GAA.





St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


 Mass Times.                                    Mass Intentions.


Sun.       13th Nov.    11.00am.          Tommy Smith, Banaho. 5th Anniversary.

Tues.     15th Nov.    11.00am.          Dan, Brigid, Owen adn Seamus Fay and deceased family.

Thurs     17th Nov.      9.30am.           Michael & Minnie Briody.

Fri.         18th Nov.      7.30pm.          Maureen & Michael Cooleman, Deceased Coleman and McGivney families.

Sun.       20th Nov.    11.00am.          Mattie & Mary McGivneyAndy, Anne Marie and deceased McGivney family members.


Church Collection: 6th November.  Crosskeys: €521.70


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Crosskeys Church on each Tuesday from 10.00am. to 5.00pm.  


New Parish Council.   We welcome the new Parish Pastoral Council.

Raymond Smith (Chairperson), Orla Conaty (Secretary), Caitriona Maguire (Child Safeguarding Officer / Youth Officer), Kathleen Reilly, Mary Gaffney, Pat Morgan, Oliver Finnegan.


In answer to Bishop Martin Hayes’s invitation to each Parish Council to put Synodality in Action this Advent, the Parish Council are holding a collection in Aid of SLEEP OUT CAVAN. 

This is a charity based in the grounds of St Patrick’s College, Cavan, who supply food and clothing to families in need.

Donations of non-perishable foods and clean clothing for men/women/children (especially coats, hats, gloves, scarves) can be dropped as follows:

26th November                 Drumavaddy Community Centre            5.30 to 7.30pm

 27th November                 Crosskeys Resource Centre                  12.00 to 2.00pm

Or alternatively through any of the committee members. 

Your support of this extremely worthwhile cause would be greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance.


Cards in Crosskeys Resource Centre on Wednesday next 26th October at new starting time 8pm. New players very welcome.


Applications for position of sacristan in Crosskeys Church are welcome. Please contact Fr. Donal.


Online Advent Retreat  featuring a series of online reflections given in preparation for Christmas. The Retreat Giver is Donagh O'Shea OP an Irish Dominican, currently director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght. He has given retreats and taught courses on spirituality in many parts of the world. He has authored several books, including the forthcoming ;A Hundred Roads to here: Introductions to Meditation'. He is also a potter, and for forty years has been using clay-work to open up new paths to meditation: see his 'Go down the Potter’s House: a Journey into Meditation' (1988). See also his website

The course consists of four recorded presentations that will become available over the four Sundays of Advent, so on the first Sunday there will be access to one recording and on the second Sunday access to two recordings and so on. Participants can watch the films whenever suits them, and revisit films they have already viewed.


An evening of prayer remembering our faithful departed and for our family and personal healing through the ministry of Fr John Walsh (Limerick) will take place in St Brigid's Church, Killygarry, Cavan on Monday November 21st. Confessions and prayers from 6 45pm with Holy Mass at 7. 30pm. Water, Salt and Oil will be blessed and the evening will conclude with the laying on of hands and Benediction"


Fr. Donal Kilduff: 049 4336102

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