St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.

Sat 17th March (7:30pm)          Tommy Reilly. Ardlougher, 4th Anniversary.

Mon 19th March (11:00am)                                             

Wed 21st March (8:00pm)                            

Sat 24th March (7:30pm)         Benny Smith 1st Anniversary.



In St. Mary's Immaculate Church, Virginia on Thursday 22nd March, at 7pm

Big number of priests will be in attendance.

Holy Thursday night: Proposal to invite people to remain on after Holy Thursday night Mass until 12 midnight as a launching of our own preparation for World 

Meeting of Families.

Masses Over the last 30 months we have had 34 funerals and this leaves us with a lot of M.M.M., First, Second and subsequent anniversaries. If we are to accommodate the most recently bereaved with a weekend mass, if that is their wish could we agree that after seven years we could vacate our annual mass to another? Obliviously in the case of a tragic death seven years may not be sufficient grieving time.

This extract was taken from 27th February 2016.


Now 2 years later we have arrived at a figure of 67 funerals. So we will hope that some families will vacate their weekend mass to facilitate those who have been recently bereaved. During the course of the year Drumavaddy has 168 evening masses and Crosskeys has 52 Sunday masses, 52 evening masses and 104 weekday masses at 9:30am.  


Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Patsy Donohoe, Ryefort, whose funeral took place last weekend. May he rest in peace.

Age & Opportunity: Social evening on Wed the 21st March, 2pm-5pm.  Usual buses. 

Community Fun Run: Sunday 18th March St. Matthews Park, Crosskeys. Warm up 12pm. Run-jog-walk 3k (6 Laps of the pitch) or 5k on the road, €15/family, 5/adult.€3/child.

The Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh, Cycle Challenge 2018  will take place on Saturday, June 30th. Registration for event will take place in Cronins Lounge, Ballinagh on Sunday Evening March 25th  4 – 6pm. See or Email    

Camogie: Sincere thanks to all who supported our recent Quiz & Medal Presentation. No camogie on Monday 19th. March.  Next indoor training is Monday 26th March. 

Denn GFC: Monthly meeting will take place on Fri 23rd March at 9pm in the clubrooms.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 12th March, 2018. The winning numbers were; 1, 7, 8 & 15. The weekly winners of €25 were; Adrian Cahill,

John Soroghan, Sean Gaffney, Tom Smith, Togher & Jim McKiernan, Ryefort. Next draw will be on Monday 19th March in the Carraig Springs. Jackpot €5,650

Church Collections: Drumavaddy: 10th March: €978.  Crosskeys: 11th March: €675  

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                                  St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                                  Mass Intentions.

Sun 18th March (11.00am)       Tommy Brady. Anniversary Mass.

Tue 20th March (9:30am)       

Thur 22th March (9:30am)                                   

Fri 23rd March (7.30pm)          John & Mary Smith, Kilataine.                          

Sun 25th March (11:00am)       Pat Smith, Lishenry 2nd Anniversary.        


Time changes next weekend, put your clock forward one hour on Sat 24th March.


Fundraiser for Crosskeys National School - the Parents Association are holding a cake sale on Easter weekend after evening mass at St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy on Saturday, 31st March and after morning mass at St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys on Sunday, 1st April.   Your support will be greatly appreciated!

All bakers are welcome to donate their baked goods!  Please contact any of the organisers: Elaine McDonald (086-3601951), Caroline Donohoe (086-6010483) and Bernie Smith (087-7738940) to arrange drop off.  

Table Quiz:

In aid of the Irish Cancer Society in The Royal Bar Ballyjamesduff on Friday 23rd March, 2018 at 9pm sharp. Table of 4, €40

Trocaire: Please collect your Trocaire wallet in the poach in both churches.

Safeguarding Training Dates:

Wed 11th April 7:30pm-9:30pm     Mon 16th April,7:30pm-9:30pm

Thur 26th April 7:30pm-9:30pm    Thur 3rd May, 11:00am-1pm

All training will take place in the Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. Training will also include information on vetting and there will be time for questions and answers.

Papal Visit:

To book your place for the Papal Visit (There are 5 days). You can do so

be going online. Email:

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 2018:

27th May - 1st June- 5 nights - Full Board Accommodation Booking form available:

for the Pilgrim Section from Cavan Travel, Main St Cavan phone 049-4361222. or

Virginia Travel, Main St, Virginia. Telephone 049-8548544. for special sick/Assisted

Enquiries Section to: Fr. Kevin Fay, The Presbytery, Farnham St, Cavan Telephone 049-43314 4 or Mobile 087-8579968.

Entrance Hymn:

Amazing Grace.

Offertory:  Father we adore you

Father, we adore you.                  Jesus, we adore you.       Spirit, we adore you.

Lay our lives before you.                Lay our lives before you.            Lay our lives before you.

How we love you.                         How we love you.              How we love you.


Be Still and Know.


Bind us Together.