St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 14th April (7:30pm)           Patsy Donohoe, M.M.M.   

Mon 16th April (7:15pm)           Lizzy & John Fay & Breege Cusack.                    

Wed 18th April (8:00pm)           Mary & Terry Kearns.                       

Sat 21st April (7:30pm)            John Pat Cahill, 1st Anniversary.                          



Weddings 3 months notice to Birth, Marriages & Deaths Office. For those living outside the country, greater notice has to be given from the Church end the completed papers are obtained from the parish of domicile then processed through the chancellor  and then he sends the papers to the chancellor in our diocese. No wedding can go ahead until the documents arrive in the parish of the wedding.

Abortion Act:

On the 27th April it will be 51 years since the UK 1967 Abortion Act was introduced as the primary statute law governing the 'termination of pregnancies' in England & Wales. Since 1967 almost 9,000,000 +++ unborn children have been aborted in the United Kingdom. The UK has become a society in which 1 in 5 pregnancies now ends in abortion and where 90% of unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome have their lives terminated in intero. It is in this legacy that clinicians are found to be "bulk -signing" forms authorising abortion implying that an abortion is just "another medical procedure" Cora Sherlock.


Being born is a serious business, so also is being baptised. Parents who bring their child to be baptised ought to make sure that the sponsors you choose practice their catholic religion weekly.

Your Invitation to our Health & Wellbeing Workshop; On Thurs 19th of April, at 9pm in Crosskeys Resource Centre.

Guest Speakers

(1) Hi-Healthy Cavan- "The why and how" Presented by Healthy Ireland.

(2) Healthy Food and Fitness: Presented by Sarah O'Callaghan.

Operation Transformation 2018.

(1) Restore Harmony, Presented by Helena Smith, owner Restore Harmony Ireland.

Please express your interest. Email: Hi-interested to Support Community & Wellbeing.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 9th April, 2018. The winning numbers were; 1, 3, 25 & 27 No jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Eamon & Elsie Gaffney, Oisin & Aoife Callaghan, Gerard Lovett, Teresa King, Bailieborough & Seamus Fay.  Next draw:  Monday the  16th April in The Carraig Springs.  Jackpot €5,800.

Church Collections:

Drumavaddy:  Sat:   7th April:  €507                         Crosskeys: Sun; 8th April:   €910

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


   St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                                  Mass Intentions.

Sun 15th April (11.00am)     Barry McGinnell, 2nd Anniv, Kathleen McGinnell 3rd Anniv                                       & Packy McGinnell. 

Tue 17th April (9:30am)

Thur 19th April (9:30am)                   

Fri 20th April (7:30pm)         Geraldine O'Reilly, 5th Anniversary.                      

Sun 22nd April (11:00am)       Con Galligan, 2nd Anniversary.


Crosskeys Finance Committee: Meeting this Monday the 16th April at 9pm  in the Sacristy all members are asked to attend please.

First Confessions: on 25th April, 2018

First Communion on 12th May, 2018

Trocaire: Please bring in your Trocaire Lenten collection and could you convert it into notes, the bigger the better so as to ease the burden on those who happen to be counting it.

Crosskeys N.S. Parents Association: would like to thank the Denn community for

supporting the Easter weekend cake sales and to those who donated baked goods.

Proceeds goes towards the school's digital programme. Thank you again for your

continued support and generosity.

Crosskeys National School: 25 Card Game fundraising in aid of Crosskeys National School "Goes Digital" In The Resource Centre, Crosskeys, on Sat 28th April, 2018 at 8:30pm. Refreshments served Admission €10. 1st Prize €50, 2nd Prize €30 plus Spot Prizes on the night. Your support would be appreciated.

Table Quiz: In aid of C.A.P.S.(Cavan Autism Parents Support). Friday 20th April at 9pm in The Carraig Springs, Crosskeys, your support would be appreciated.

Let's Talk Family: As we prepare for the World Meeting of Families, an opportunity to reflect on family life - the joys and the struggles- will be offered at the Pastoral

Centre Cavan, commencing on Monday 16th April and continuing on Monday 23rd & Monday the  30th April . As space is limited booking is essential Please contact the Pastoral Centre at 049-4375004

Word Meeting of Families Petition Box Itinerary: As part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families, a special petition box will visit every parish in the diocese. It will be available in each parish from the assigned Saturday evening until the following Friday. During that time each parish can decide whether to leave the box in the parish church or move it round all the churches in the parish. Pen and paper will be available so that people can write their petition and there is no money to be included. Each parish would take the responsibility for passing on the box as per the itinerary. The petition will be taken to a religious community who will pray for the intentions and then the intentions will be taken and included in masses celebrated during the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018 including the final mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

World Meeting of Families Petition Box Itinerary:

Sat 14th April - Friday 20th April- Denn.

Sat 21st April - Friday 27th April - Castlerahan.