St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 15th July (7:30pm)            Molly Carling M.M.M.  

Mon 17th July (7:15pm)                              

Wed 19th July (8:00pm)           Catherine & John Kiernan & Matt McKiernan Snr.

Sat 22nd July (7:30pm)            James Donohoe.



Blessing of Graves in Drumavaddy on Sunday 6th August after 11am Mass.



In many parts across East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months. The severity and scale of the crisis is unprecedented in recent decades. The two worst effected countries in the region are Somalia and South Sudan. Failures of the rain to come for two years has inevitably affected the growths of grain and livestock. Trocaire is responding to the crisis.


In Ethiopian:                                           In Kenya:

20,000 are receiving emergency food.               40,000 families will be supported                                                                          with food baskets.


In Somalia:                                            In South Sudan:

19,000 are being treated in Trocaire                     25,000 are receiving monthly

health centres.                                                  food rations.


There will be a country wide collection to alleviate this suffering these coming weekends. We will have ours please God on the 29th/30th of July.


The Annual Mass at Cormeen Mass Rock:  Will take place on The Plunkett farm, Cormeen, Laragh, on Sunday the 23rd July.  Mass will be celebrated at 3pm with refreshments afterwards. Everyone welcome.

Date for your Diary:

Festival of The Hills will take place from Friday August 4th to Monday August 7th  More details later.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 10th July. The winning numbers were; 7, 12, 18, 29. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Breda Tierney, Ranrenagh, Patricia O Reilly, Peter Murray, Ranrenagh, Seamus Donohoe, Glencurran & Tom Smith, Togher. Next draw will be on Monday, 17th July in The Tank. . Jackpot: €3,900.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 8th  July €441.        Crosskeys: 9th July €1,100

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:   Website:

                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 16th July (11:00am)         Breda & Molly Coleman & deceased Flynn Family.

Tue 18th July (9:30am)

Thur 20th July (9:30am)         

Fri 21st July (7:30pm)               Rose & Benny Gaffney.                                  

Sun 23rd July (11:00am)         Blessing of the Graves.    



Blessing of Graves in Crosskeys on Sunday 23rd July after 11am Mass


Crosskeys Church Finance Committee; Short meeting  this Monday July 17th at 8:30 pm all member are asked to attend please.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Bridie Brady (nee Lynch), Kilnacor,

whose funeral took place during the week. May she rest in peace.


 “Peace is Flowing.

Peace is flowing like a river;                     His Love is flowing like a river,

Flowing out through you and me,                Flowing out through you and me,

Flowing out into the desert,                     Flowing out into the desert,        

Setting all the captives free.                   Setting all the captives free


Be still for the presence of the Lord.       Be still for the glory of the Lord

The Holy One is here.                             Is shining all around.

Come bow before Him now                        He burns with holy fire.

With reverence and fear.                                    With splendor he is crowned.

In him no sin is found.                              How awesome is the sight.

We stand on holy ground.                         Our radiant King of light.

Be still for the presence of the Lord       Be still the glory of the Lord

The Holy one is here                               Is shining all around..


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

That the Lord has made,                         I will rejoice and be glad in it.

That the Lord has made.                             This is the day, this is the day.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice,                        That the Lord has made.

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.


I will never forget you my people.               Does a mother forget her baby.

I have carved you on the palm of my hand.  Or a woman the child within her womb.

I will never forget you.                             Yet even if these forget.

I will not leave you orphaned.                    Yes even if these forget.

I will never forget my own.                       I will never forget my own.

Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.