St Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 15th Oct (7:30pm)                Pat Donohoe.

Mon 17th Oct (9:30am)           

Wed 19th Oct (-----)                               

Sat 22nd Oct (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.


The Sunday Mass.

In 2016 a number of changes were introduced to the text of the Sunday mass and weekday mass, one of these was where the reader came to the end of the reading, "this is" was dropped. This conclusion to the reading was replaced by "the word of the Lord".

Wheelchair spaces:

The spaces identified as wheelchair spaces are being occupied by vehicles which have no wheelchairs and so those who have wheelchairs have to park away from the gate. We need to respect the designated wheelchair spaces.

Evening of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of the Word:

In the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan on Thursday 27th October from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The evening will  be led by Collette Furlong, catechist with the Sligo Cluster of Parishes. €5 per person would be appreciated to defray costs. Refreshments will be served. for further information, please contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049-4375004..


 Mass for the deceased bishops and priests, to be celebrated in Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 16th November, 2016,

"The Sand Park"

"The Sand Park" a new play written and performed by Seamus O'Rourke in St. Joseph's Hall, Ballyjamesduff on Saturday 22nd of October at 8:30pm. Admission €10. Booking  086-1752639 or tickets available at box office on the night. O'Rourke is outstanding and a must to see.

Camogie Club:

Camogie Club would like to thank all who supported and donated to our recent bake sale. Much appreciated.

Denn Couch to 5K.

Denn Couch to 5K, from Tuesday 18th October will be on from 8pm to 9pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 10th Oct.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

2, 3, 23 & 25 . €25 winners were:Anthony Baxter, Ballymachuge, Patricia Tierney, Crosskeys, Seamus & Dolores Smith, Newtown, Matt Kiernan & Kieran Callaghan. Next draw on Mon the 17th Oct in The Carraig Springs. Inn. Jackpot €2,000.


Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 8th Oct: €760.       Crosskeys:    9th Oct: €1,655.                                         

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email:       Website:

                                            St Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 16th Oct (11:00am) Gus Smith 1st Anniversary.

Tue 18th Oct (------)       

Thur 20th Oct(------)

Fri 21st Oct (7:30pm)                People of the Parish             

Sun 23rd Oct (11:00am) Maureen Coleman 1st Anniversary.           


Priests go on an inservice course these days.


Mission Sunday: Next  Sunday the 23rd of October Mission Sunday please bring in your Mission envelopes.

25 Card Game: Wednesday night in Crosskeys Resource Centre at 9pm.

Whist: Every Friday night in the Resource Centre, Crosskeys at 8:30pm new members


Age & Opportunity.

Social evening on Wed 19th Oct, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm.  Usual buses and a chiropodist

will attend.


Entrance Hymn, O Lord My God.             (Chorus).

O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder            Then sings my soul, my saviour

consider all the works thy hands hath made           God to thee. How great thou art

I see the stars. I hear the rolling thunder,                       How great thou art! Then sing

thy power throughout the universe displayed.        my soul my saviour God to thee:

                                                                        How great thou art! How great

                                                                        thou art!




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.




When creation was begun                                 When creation was restored

God had chosen you to be                                 you were there beside the Lord.

Mother of his blessed son                                Who you cherished and adored.

Holy Mary full of grace.                                      Holy Mary full of grace.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Marie.                                       Ave, Ave, Ave, Marie.