St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 17th June (7:30pm)           Gary Martin 4th Anniversary.

Mon 19th June (9:30am)   

Sat 24th June (7:30pm)            People of the Parish


This weekend is the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Extra Ministers of the Eucharist will be needed please.

Parish Pastoral Council:

At our meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council on Monday night last, one of the items we had to consider was the Papal Visit. Now the organisers for the visit believe that huge numbers of people will be needed to carry off this international event. Helpers could be asked to stay for the three days. For people who like these kind of events it will be challenging and interesting. The jobs to be performed on the occasion will vary so if you would like to get involved please let your pastoral council member know and we can forward the names to Fr. Ultan McGoohan c/o Pastoral Centre and he will send it off to the Archbishop's House in Drumcondra.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Summer Camps for the Youth in our Diocese:

The Camp is in Cavan Institute, Cavan town from July 3rd to July 7th. Each day will

begin at 10am. and finish at 4pm. Upon completion of each camp, we will throw a 'Backpack Bash' for the teenagers. The team will be delivering elements from 'The Backpack' curriculum over the course of five days and there will be interactive activities and games throughout the week. The Diocesan Summer Camps are open to any teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18.  Contact Evelyn Callaghan or Kathleen Reilly or email

Drumavaddy Youth Club: Wish to thank the Sliabh Glabh Drama Group for their generous donation to the club.

Denn Toddler Playgroup CLG: Enrolment day on Friday 23rd June from 1-3pm.

All new children welcome. Contact Breda on 049 4374906.

Age & Opportunity: Social evening on Wed the 21st June, 2pm-5pm. Guests from other centres will be attending. Usual buses.

Notice To General Building Contractors: Construction of Two Storey Clubrooms and associated works at Denn GFC, Crosskeys, Co. Cavan. Applications are invited from suitable qualified Building Contractors to tender for the above project. Tender documentation are available if you contact; email  or 049-4361096 The Tenderers  must be returned to the offices of DMC Architects Ltd, 21 Church View, Cavan not later than 4pm on Wednesday the 12th July 2017.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 12th June. The winning numbers were; 11, 13, 25, 27 There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were;  Berty Fay, Aoibhin Lynch, Newtown, Danny Sheridan, Lacken, Michael Kane & Angela Callaghan. Next draw will be on Mon, the 19th June in The Tank. Jackpot: €3,700.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 10th  June €569       Crosskeys:   11th June  €858                                                                                             

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sun 18th June (11:00am)         Mona, Noel & Seamus McDonald.

 Fri 23rd June (7:30pm)             Eileen & Joe Reilly.

Sun 25th June (11:00am)         People of the Parish


The priests of the Diocese go on retreat these days.


Eucharistic Adoration: This is the greatest blessing after Holy Mass. Presently we

need two people 12-1pm to keep Jesus company in Crosskeys Church. If you can do so for a couple of weeks  it would be much appreciated.

Pope's Collection 18th June, 2017: Please remember to bring in your contribution for

The Pope's Collection in the envelope provided for you in your packet.

Save lives. Save the 8th. All-Ireland Rally For Life, Dublin, Saturday 1st July. For

information regarding buses, contact The Life Institute,  01 873 0465, email or see (

Crosskeys Vintage Club Tractor Run: Takes place on Sun 2nd July at 12 noon. Register                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            from 11.30am in aid of Diabetic Unit, Cavan Hospital. Refreshments served. Further details contact Carmel, 087-278112, Hughie 086-8051982, Francis 4330052


God’s Spirit is in my Heart

God’s Spirit is in my heart He has called me and set me apart.

This is what I have to do, what I have to do.


He sent me to give the Good News to the poor.

Tell prisoners that they are prisoners no more.

Tell blind people that they can see.

And set the down trodden free


And go tell everyone the news that the   

Kingdom of God has come

And go tell everyone

The news That God’s Kingdom has come.

Love is His word

Richer than gold is the love of my Lord             Recessional Hymn.

Better than splendour and wealth             Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me

                                                              Spirit of the living God, fall a fresh on me          

Love is his word, love is his way                  Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.          

Feasting with men, fasting alone               Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me

Living and dying, rising again.        

Love only love is His way.                         Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us,  

Chorus                                                   Spirit of the living God fall afresh on us.

Richer than gold is the love of my Lord     Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us.

Better than splendour and wealth.               Spirit of the living God fall a fresh on us,,