St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sat 18th Aug (11:00am)        People of the Parish.

Sat 25th Aug (7:30pm)          People of the Parish.




St. Bartholomew's Feast Day falls on August 24th.

His name means the son of Tholomew. He and the apostle Philip preached in Armenia. Philip was martyred there by being pierced through the thighs and hung upside down. Bartholomew escaped and lived for 26 years. It is believed that same shoes lasted  him 26 years. However he was arrested and flayed alive, in other words his flesh was pulled off his body with iron combs.

Diocesan Launch World Meeting of Families: takes place in St Ninnidh's Church Derrylin on Tuesday 21st August 7.30pm, with a beautiful evening prayer led by Bishop Leo. Refreshments afterwards in St Ninnidh's School. All are welcome. It is requested that church bells across the diocese be rung that evening at 7pm to welcome the opening of the World Meeting.

Cancer treatment:

Strides for Life, a 16 week walking programme for people recovering from cancer treatment will begin in Cavan in September. Organised by the Cuan Cancer Support Centre, the course is free and is suitable for all levels of ability. Strides for Life is recommended by the Irish Cancer Society and is designed to improve the level of fitness and quality of life of those recovering from cancer treatment. A friend or family member is also welcome to take part. Pre-registration is required. Ph 0868672568 or 0876486076 . Email

Denn G.F.C. Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on Mon 13th Aug, 2018.  The winning numbers were; 10,12,19,26 The weekly winners of €25 were; Conor Geraghty, Marge & Snowball c/o The Tank, Gerry & Esther Brady, Corglass, Pat & Kathleen O'Reilly & Sean Gaffney, Crimlin.  Next draw: Monday the 20th August in The Tank.  Jackpot: €1,850

Church Collections:

Drumavaddy: 11thAug: 440  12th Aug: Crosskeys: €700      

Email:    Website:

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102


  St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 19thAug(11:00am) Anna Byrd and deceased family members &

                                     Teresa Kane.

Fri 24th Aug (7:30pm) Josie & Katie Brady, Killatain & deceased family                                              members.

Sun 26thAug(10.00am) Please note change of time. Mass at 10am.



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

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

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

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

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


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..


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.

Lay your hands

As I Knee before you.         Chorus -

As I kneel before you,                 Ave Maria.                          All I have I give you,

As I bow my head in prayer,        Gratia plena,                     Every dream and wish are yours,

Take this day, make it yours                       Dominus tecum.                 Mother of Christ, Mother of mine,

and fill me with your love.           Benedicta tu.                      Present them to my Lord.

Amazing Grace:

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound          T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.                      and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                          How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                            the hour I first believed