St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 18th March (7:30pm)         Rose Galligan. M.M.M.

Mon 20th March (7:15pm)                     

Wed 22nd March (8:00pm)

Sat 25th March (7:30pm)          Martin Donohoe. 4th Anniversary.           


World Wide Meeting of Families: Please support the Second National Collection for World Wide Meeting of Families which will be taken up on the weekend of 1st & 2nd of April. Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be

the first diocese for the World Meeting of Families. Planning for this great national and inter-nation celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1st & 2nd April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.  


Youth Minister:

Last year a youth minister was appointed in the diocese in response to a request at the last Diocesan Assembly. To fund this ministry it's hoped to have a collection during Confirmation on April 7th in Drumavaddy. This collection was introduced last year & is taken up at all Confirmation ceremonies throughout the diocese.

Date for your Diary: Mini Horse Race Night in aid of Drumavaddy Community Centre Renovation Fund  will be held in The Tank Bar on Sunday Night April 30th.

Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh Challenge 2017: Registration will take place in Cronin's Bar, Ballinagh on Sunday March 26th 7-9pm.

Castlerahan/Denn Ladies Football Club: Registration is taking place for the year in B.J.D. Clubrooms between 7pm-7:30pm on Tue 22nd March. New players wishing to register to play football for the coming year can contact Ciara 086-1073128 or Sinead 087-9195394. Registration for U10 is €20 and all others €35.

Club Membership: 2017 Club Membership is now due. In order to be entitled to the
rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club. Rates are the same as in 2016. Adult membership is €40 and Student / Under 18 is €20. Anyone that uses the club's facilities, even if it is only walking around the pitch must be fully paid up members to be insured. Social membership is also available. Individual social membership: €15 & Family social membership:  €30. Contact any committee member.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 13th March.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 4, 10, 16,28. €25 winners were: Lorraine Smith, Urbal, Kilnaleck, Mark Crangle, Ballybrack, Dublin, Teresa Galligan, Kilnacreeva, Ambrose Galligan, Seamus Lynch.  Next draw on Mon 20th March, 2017 in The Den.  Jackpot:  €3,050.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy:  11th March  856.     Crosskeys: 12th March  805.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 19th March(11:00am)        Eileen Brady. M.M.M.      

Tue 21st  March (9:30am)

Thur 23rd March (7:30pm)       

Fri 24th March (9:30am)                       

Sun 26th March (11:00am)         Pat Smith. 1st Anniversary.

 Time changes Mass on Sunday 26th at Summer time.     

All Ireland Rosary Rally, Knock Shrine. Co Mayo.

Will be held on Sat 3rd June. Main Celebrant: Bishop Dermot Kelly D.D Homilist: Fr Thady Doyle. June the 3rd is also the 25th Anniversary of the death of servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, The Rosary Priest.

Trocaire, Trocaire, Trocaire: Can you please bring home the Trocaire pouch and assemble it in a spot in the kitchen where it will be easy to remember it.

Pastoral Council: Thanks to all those who attended the meeting in the Pastoral Centre

on Tuesday last.

Sliabh Glah Drama Group: Are back better than ever with the hilarious farce "Holiday Snap" in the Community Centre on Fri 24th March & Sat 25th March at 8:30pm. Don't miss it!

Entrance Hymn.                                       

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


I watch the sunrise lighting the                          I watch the sunlight shine through the clouds

sky casting its shadows near,                              warming the earth below.     

And on this morning bright though                      and at the mid-day life seems to say

it be. I feel those shadows near me.                   I feel your brightness near me

For  you are always close to me                          For you are always close to me

following all my ways, May I be                          following all my ways, May I be always

always close to you, following all your                close to you, following all your ways, Lord.

ways, Lord.

Communion: Be Not Afraid:

You shall cross the barren desert                       You shall speak your words in foreign

but you shall not die of thirst, you shall             lands, and all will understand. You shall see

wander far in safety, though you do not            the face of God and live.

know the way,


                          Be not afraid, I go before you always

                                      Come follow me, and I will give you rest


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.