St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 15th April (8:00pm)            Vigil Mass.

Mon 17th April (11:00am)   

Wed 19th April (8:00pm)            

Sat 22nd April (7:30pm)            John Reilly M.M.M.        


Thanks to all who helped out on Passion Sunday and the days of Holy Week.


Trocaire: Please bring in your Trocaire collection  if you haven't already done so. To reduce the time taken to count the collection please turn your collection into notes. The Larger the better.

The Passover.

At its height the population of Jerusalem seldom went above 100,000 but every Jew within 15 years of age and 70 was expected to come to Jerusalem for The Passover wherever in the world they lived at least once in their lifetime and all men over 15 who lived within 20 miles of Jerusalem were expected to attend The Passover every year. From the records the year that Jesus was crucified over 250,000 lambs were sacrificed and as the recommended number of each household were at least 4 to consume the paschal lamb it is presumed that at least 1 million people would have thronged the city. Considering the fact that the walls in circumference were less than 3 miles and this enclosed 300 acres it would have been a dusty place during Passover. Because the city was half a mile into the sky left it somewhat cooler. The feast of Passover was the opportunity to celebrate the greatest event of the Jewish nation. The Passover celebrated the passing over of the Angel of death over the land of Egypt where he slain the first born of male of humans and animals of all those who did not have the mark of the blood of the lamb on the doorposts. The first born of the Pharaoh was slain and this caused the child’s father such grief that he expelled the Jews from his territory lest they be the cause of greater tragedies.

World Day of Families 2018. There are envelopes at the back of the church for anyone who may have missed out on the collection and wish to contribute towards it.

Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh, Challenge 2017. Final Registration will take place in Cronin's Bar, Ballinagh, on Sunday April, 23rd from  7.30pm to 9pm.

Denn Juvenile Committee-Bake Sale

The Juvenile Committee of Denn GFC will host Bake Sale on Easter Weekend in aid of the Juvenile club. There will be nake sale after 9pm Mass Easter Sat night in Drumavaddy and after 11am mass in Crosskeys. Everyone 'support is appreciated.

Denn GFC Blotto: Draw took place 10th April.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning no's were; 5,9,25,29. €25 winners were: Mary Reilly, Faragh, Ivan Heaslip, Patricia O'Reilly, Virginia, Tommy & Dympna Smith & Brendan Conaty. Next draw  17th April, in The Den. Jackpot: €3,250.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 8th April. €445              Crosskeys: 9th April €942                  

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                  St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                                Mass Intentions.

Sun 16th April (11:00am) (Easter Sun)   Philip & Kathleen Callaghan.

Tue 18th  April  (9:30am)                   Terry & Anna Brady.

Thur 20th April (9:30am)

Fri 21st April   (7:30pm)                    Kathleen, James & Seamus Boyle.

Sat 22nd April (11:00am)                    Noel Smith 1st Anniversary.              

Sun 23rd April (11:00am)                         Kitty Smyth. 1st Anniversary.  



Colours of day dawn into the mind                  So light up the fire and let the flame                        The sun has come up, the night is                           burn.  Open the door, let Jesus return

behind.                                                           Take seed of His Spirit      , let the fruit

Go down in the city, into the street,            grow. Tell the people of Jesus, let his

And let’s give the message to the                             love show.

people we meet.                                            

Hymn:   Alleluia, Alleluia:

I am the bread of Life.                                Chorus

I am the bread of life. He who                      And I will raise you up, and I will

comes to me shall not hunger.                         raise you up, and I will raise      

He who believes in me shall not                                 you up on the last day.

thirst. No one can come to me, unless

The father beckons.

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.


Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair. 

Make us your own, your holy people,             Your word alone has power to save us.    

Light for the world to see,                        Make us your living voice.


                                        Christ, be our light!

                                    Shine in our hearts.

                                    Shine through the darkness.

                                     Christ, be our light. Shine in

                                        your church gathered today.