St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 31st March (7:30pm)          Easter Vigil Mass.

Mon 2nd April (11.00am)           Special intention.                                     

Wed 4th April (9:30am)           

Friday 6th April (8:30pm)1st Fri)  Bartley & Molly Cahill & decease family members.

Sat 7th April (7:30pm)             Martin Donohoe, 5th Anniversary. 


                             Happy Easter to Everyone.

Thanks to all who helped out in one way or another on Palm Sunday, Vigil Masses and the other days of Holy Week.

First Friday: Fr. Peter will visit the sick and the housebound at the usual times.


The collection taken up on 16/3/18 during Confirmation amounted to €390, this collection is taken up at all Confirmations throughout the diocese to help finance the position of Youth Officer in the diocese.

World Meeting of Families:

The collection for the World Meeting of Families as included in your packet of envelopes dated 25/2/18 amounted to €645. Crosskeys. There will be a further collection closer to the event.

Altar Society. Teresa Kinsella, Catherine Corr, Ann Lynch & Teresa Smith.

Collectors April: Adrian Hyland, Ned Brady, Seamus Smith.

Reader April. Andy Galligan.


If you still have to bring your Trocaire money could you please in as soon as possible.

Age & Opportunity

Day tour to Dublin April 19th leaving Crosskeys at 9am return about 8:30pm cost

€45 names to Margaret 086-1226829 or Evelyn 087-697084 before the 10th April.


No indoor camogie Monday - Happy Easter to all -

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 26th March, 2018. The winning numbers were; 7, 24, 26 & 29. No jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Kevin Martin, Mary Keoghan & Cathriona Keoghan, Pat Kirby, Charles and Linda McSherry, Ronan & Aishling Kiernan, Killatain. Next draw: The Tank. Jackpot €5,700.

St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day collection which has been given to the Missions for the past 35 years amounted  to €474 in Crosskeys and €354 in Drumavaddy.

Church Collections:

Drumavaddy:  24th March: €1,210                Candles €145   

Crosskeys:     25th March: €851               Building Fund  € 635 

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                                  Mass Intentions.

Sun 1st April (11.00am)(Easter Sunday) Eileen Coleman 2nd Annv & James Coleman.

Tue 3rd April (9:30am)

Thur 5th April (9:30am)           Anne & Terry Brady, Kilnacor Annv Mass. 

Fri 6th April (7:30pm)(1st Fri)               James, Kathleen & Seamus Boyle.

Sun 8th April (11:00am)                          Philip & Kathleen Callaghan. Pullafree.



Crosskeys N.S.  Parents' of children in the parish who wish to enroll in junior infants for September, 2018 are asked to please collect an application form from the school and then to return it immediately.

Fundraiser for Crosskeys National School - the Parents Association are holding a  cake sale this weekend on Saturday, 31st March in Drumavaddy and after morning mass in Crosskeys on Sunday, 1st April.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Collectors for April 2018: Norbet Conaty, Gabriel McCaul & Seamus Brady.

Altar Society for April 2018. Carmel Lawless.

Tender St. Matthew's Church Crosskeys:

Tenders are invited for the renovation of the above. Anticipated commencement date 01/5/2007- part of the advert which appeared in the Celt on 8th March, 2007.


I am the bread of Life.                                Chorus

I am the bread of life. He who                      And I will raise you up, and I will

comes to me shall not hunger.                         raise you up, and I will raise      

He who believes in me shall not                                 you up on the last day.

thirst. No one can come to me, unless

The father beckons.

Communion: Alleluia Alleluia

Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair. 

Make us your own, your holy people,             Your word alone has power to save us.    

Light for the world to see,                        Make us your living voice.


                                               Christ, be our light!

                                               Shine in our hearts.                     

                                               Shine through the darkness.                    

                                               Christ, be our light. Shine in                                  

                                               your church gathered today.                                       

Lay your hands:

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. (x2)