Mass Times. Mass Intentions.
Sat 17th Dec (7:30pm) Eugene Hill, Anniversary Mass.
Mon 19th Dec (7:15pm) P.J. Flood & deceased family.
Wed 21st Dec (8:00pm) Nora Corr & deceased family.
Sat 24th Dec (7:30pm)(Christmas Eve) People of the Parish.
Sun 25th Dec (9:30am) Christmas Day.
Confessions: Wednesday 21st December at 8:30pm
Confessions: All day in the Cathedral on Wednesday 21st December.
Fri 23rd December. Fr Peter will visit the sick and housebound on Friday morning.
Puritanism was a reform movement within the Protestant Church in England that sought to purify the Church from Roman Catholic practices and influences. Many of their group decided to emigrate to U.S.A. so that they could practice their beliefs. These members frowned upon the celebration of Christmas because of all the external-Christmas trees, crib scenes, decoration and gift giving which they felt were born of pagan customs rather than rooted in Scripture. In fact the puritas in Massachusetts colony actually outlawed Christmas. From 1659-1681 anyone caught celebrating Christmas in the colony would be fined 5 schillings.
On sale at all Masses and in all local shops. Please support.
30K Cycle: in aid of SOSAD will take place on St. Stephens Day from Ballinagh Community Centre, at 12 noon sharp.
Camogie: Medal Presentation Night: Holding fundraiser and medal presentation
with special guests Virginia Gospel Choir and local artists in Drumavaddy Community Centre on Thursday the 29th December, at 8pm - Tickets €10 on sale.
St Stephen's Day Charity Match: will take place on St Stephen's Day at 2pm in St Matthews Park, Crosskeys. Please support
Denn GFC AGM: Will take
place on Sat 7th Jan 2017 in Drumavaddy
Community Centre at 8.30pm. Nomination Forms are available from the porches of
both Crosskeys & Drumavaddy
Churches and from Club Secretary Geraldine Lynch - 087 9543214.
Denn GFC Blotto:
The Blotto Draw took place 12th Dec. No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 6, 13,18,30. €25 winners were: Brendan Brady, Betty Cobey, Bertie Fay, Stanley Heaslip & Anne Marie McSherry. Draw on Monday the 19th December, in The Den, Jackpot €2,450.
Fr. Peter McKiernan: 0494336102
St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.
Mass Times. Mass Intentions.
Sun 18th Dec (11:00am) Packie Kane 1st Anniversary.
Tue 20th Dec (9:30am) Ellen, James & Philip McDermott. Anniversary Mass.
Thur 22nd Dec (9:30am)
Fri 23rd Dec (7:30pm) Tony & Eileen Brady Kilnacor, Anniversary Mass.
Sat 24th Dec (9:00pm)(Xmas Eve) People of the Parish.
Sun 25th Dec (11:00am) Christmas Day
Confessions: Tuesday 20th December at 7:30pm
Tree of remembrance. For those who have children/young adults who will be living
abroad this Christmas, you can write their name on the gift tag and hang it on the
branch. In this way they can be present to you during the Christmas season and they
will know we are all thinking of them.
Drumavaddy/Crosskeys 2016 Envelopes. We would ask if you could please bring your collections for the dues, building fund and the weekly envelopes up to date for 2016.
Drumavaddy/Crosskeys 2017 Envelopes.
Can be collected from the front seats in both churches. Thank to all those who help to get the envelopes sorted.
Morning has broken
Morning has broken like the first morning, Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit
blackbird has spoken like the first bird. from heaven, like the first dew fall
Praise for the singing! Praise for the on the first grass. Praise for the
morning! Praise for them, springing fresh sweetness of the wet garden ,
from the word. sprung in completeness where his
Mine is the sunlight, Mine is the morning
born of the one light Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's re-creation of the new day.
My God Loves Me.
My God loves me, His love will never end. His gentle hand he stretches over
He rests within my heart for my God me, Though storm-clouds threaten
loves me. the day he will set me free.
He comes to me in sharing bread and wine
He brings me life that will reach past the
end of time.
O Come Emmanuel:
O Come, O come, Emmanuel, to free O royal branch of Jess's tree,
your captive Israel that mourns in Redeem us all from tyranny;
lonely exile here, Until the Son of God From pain of hell your people free,
appear. Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel . To and over death win victory.
you shall come Emmanuel.