St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                               Mass Intentions.

Sat 19th Aug (7:30pm)             Tom McEvoy Anniversary Mass.

Mon 21st Aug  (7:15pm)                     

Wed 23rd Aug (8:00pm)                                        

Sat 26th Aug (7:30pm)             James Mc Phillips. Anniversary Mass.               



St. Bartholomew's Feast Day falls on August 24th. His name just means the son of

Tholomew. He and the apostle Philip preached in Armenia, and  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 26 years. However he was arrested and flayed alive, in other words his flesh was pulled off his body with iron combs.

Celebrating One Year to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Knock:

We invite you and all your family to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018, which will take place at the Knock Shrine, on Monday  21st August on the Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady in Knock.

Launch of World Meeting of families 2018 in Cavan.

The Secretary-General of the WMOF, Fr Tim Bartlett will launch the event during the  Novena in Cavan, Cathedral on Mon 25th September at 7.30pm. This will be a diocesan gathering and we are asking  you to place the date in your diary. They will be encouraging all parishes in the diocese to send representatives to the gathering. Will have  further information in late August as the programme for the evening is finalized.


Congratulations to Denn"s U-16 Team who were victorious in their final on Monday last against CastletaraThanks to all players, management and supporters. 

Denn GFC Monthly Meeting:
The monthly meeting of Denn GFC will take place on 
Friday 25th August at 9pm in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 14th Aug. The winning numbers were; 12, 16, 17, 21 The weekly winners of €25 were Tommy McNamee, Agnes Tierney,  Leo McBreen, Brian Reilly, Dunshaughlin & Pat O'Reilly, Tullytreane. There was no jackpot winner: Next draw will be on Mon, 21st August, in The Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot: €4,150.

Church Collection:

Drumavaddy  6th August: €1,866                                        Cemetery Collection €1,244

Drumavaddy :  Sat 12th Aug €380                                     Trocaire Appeal:        €249          

Crosskeys:      Sun 13th Aug: €670.                                    Cemetery: Collection €2,285 

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 20th Aug (11.00am) Michael Smith Anniversary Mass.

Tue 22nd Aug (9:30am)

Thur 24th Aug (9:30am)

Fri 25th Aug (7:30pm)            Josie & Katie Brady. Anniversary Mass.             

Sun 27th Aug (11:00am) Anna Byrd 4th Anniversary Mass.




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

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.

Lady of Knock:

There were people of all ages gathered         Through your message was unspoken,

around the gable wall poor and humble men      still the truth in silence lies as we  

and women, little children that you called         gaze upon your vision, and the truth I

we are gathered here before you, and our        try to find, here I stand with John the

hearts are just the same filled with joy at       teacher, and with Joseph at your side

such a vision, as we praise your name.               and I see the Lamb of God, on the altar

Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares     glorified. Golden Rose Queen of Ireland

 and troubles cease as we kneel with love        all my cares and trouble cease as we

before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of           kneel with love before you Lady of   

Peace.                                                          Knock, my Queen of Peace

                      And the lamb will conquer and the woman

                      clothed in the sun will shine her light on everyone (x2)