St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sat 13th Jan (7:30pm)             Philip & Mary Teresa Reilly

                                                 Matt & Mary Ann Reilly

Mon 15th Jan (7:15pm)            Deceased members of the Corr Family, Kilnacreeva.

Wed 17th Jan (8:00pm)            James & Katie Donohoe.           

Sat 20th Jan (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.                 


Thanks to Altar Society, Choirs and Musicians.


The Diocese of Kilmore c.1100-1800 by Fr. Liam Kelly is on sale after Mass in the Sacristy in Crosskeys and Drumavaddy Churches, cost €35.



We have a limited supply of readers which means they are on duty quite often. At a recent P.P.C. meeting there was a recommendation that for recent anniversaries on Sundays, the family could organise the readers for the occasion. If a family member is prepared to read perhaps they could contact the reader rostered.


Important dates coming up:

Ash Wednesday Feb 14th.

Confirmation March 16th

Easter Sunday April 1st.

First Communion May 12th.


Recent death.

Please remember in your prayers Mary Overfield (sister of Dolores Smith)

who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Recent death

Please remember in your prayers Gretta O'Brien (sister of Elizabeth Donohoe) who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Drumavaddy/Crosskeys 2018 Envelopes;

Please collect your parish envelopes from the front seats in both churches.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 8th Jan 2018.  The winning numbers were; 2, 6, 13 & 20. The weekly winners of €25 were;  Jim McCabe, Brian & Annmarie Boylan, Caroline Donohoe, Killatain, Sean Tierney, Clare Callaghan. Next draw on Mon 15th Jan 2018 in The Crosskeys Inn.  Jackpot: €5,200.

Church Collections:

Drumavaddy: Sat 5th/ 6th Jan: €655  Crosskeys: 7th Jan: €555 Candle money €300                     

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:



                                   St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                             Mass Intentions.

Sun 14th Jan (11:00am) Luke Brady. 4th Anniversary.

Tue 16th Jan (9:30am)                      

Thur 18th Jan (9:30am)                             

Fri 19th Jan  (7.30pm)            Damien Cooney. 11th Anniversary                

Sun 21st Jan (11.00am)           Rose Smith. 2nd Anniversary.



Seek ye first the kingdom of God             Ask, and it shall be given unto you:

And his righteousness. and all these         Seek, and you shall find. 

things shall be added unto you.                 Knock, and it shall be open unto you

Hallelu, Hallelujah!                                   Hallelu, Hallelujah!


                                   Man shall not live by bread alone,

                                   But by every word That proceeds

                                   out from the mouth of God

                                   Hallelu, Hallelujah!           


Offertory: Here I am Lord

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                                      I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                                  I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                                 Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                               Whom shall I send?                   


                               Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?

                               I have heard you calling in the night.

                               I will go Lord, if you lead me.

                               I will hold your people in my heart.


Communion: Be Not Afraid:

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

but you shall not die of thirst, you                                    foreign lands, and will understand.

wander far in safety, through you                         You shall see the face of God and

do not know the way.                                           live.


                                      Come follow me, and I will give you rest

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, we will rejoice,

and be glad in it, and be glad in it

This is the day that the Lord has made

We will rejoice and be glad in it

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