St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 19th Nov (7:30pm)             Baby Thomas Galligan, Denbawn.   

Mon 21st Nov (7:15pm)             Altar list of the dead.             

Wed 23rd Nov (8:00pm)           Anna Mae, Eugene, Bridie & Joe McCabe.

                                                & Paul Smith.             

Sat 26th Nov (7:30pm)                B.T. Monaghan               


Clement: Clement was the third successor to Peter as bishop of Rome 88-97AD. The two in-between were Linus and Cletus. His letter to the Corinthians is regarded as the first recorded intervention by the Bishop of Rome in the affairs of another church. It called for peace and harmony in the life of the Christian community in Corinth. Clement was exiled by the Roman authorities and he became a martyr by drowning in Crimea. His feast day is November 25th and his name means merciful. 

Pastoral Council: Throughout the diocese the New Pastoral Councils will be commissioned at Mass on First Sunday of Advent the 27th November, this

is a short service which will take only a few minutes and it can replace the creed.

Age & Opportunity Christmas Party:

Takes place on Sunday 4th December, in Crosskeys Resource Centre, from 2pm-7pm, €15 per person. Transport available. Phone: Margaret: 8544582 or Evelyn: 4371326

Note: To parents and those in education and healthcare, the application for Level 6 online certificate in Autism Studies (UCC) will close on Fri 16th Dec.


Best wishes to Denn Camogie Club who play against Laragh in the U-16's final this Sunday the 20th Nov at 12pm in Crosskeys. Please support. Cash for Clobber

continues-bags can be left at Drumavaddy Community Centre on Mon from 6-8pm or at the gym in Crosskeys. All enquires to Tina on 087-942001.

Strictly Come Dancing:

Strictly Smash Hits will be held in the Hotel Kilmore on Sunday 20th Nov. The show starts at 7pm sharp, doors open at 6pm. Tickets €20 each and will be available on the door. Our 25 couples have been busy rehearsing for the last few weeks and are ready to put on a fantastic show for everyone.

Denn GFC: Monthly meeting will take place on Fri 25th Nov at 9pm in the clubrooms.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 14th Nov.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

3, 11, 19 & 25 . €25 winners were: Fiona, Emer & Colette Smith, Ryefort, Rory Kiernan, Ryefort, Seamus & Dolores Smith, Newtown, Barry Smith & Oliver Ferguson.

Next draw on Mon the 21st Nov  in The Den. Jackpot €2,250.

Denn GAA Blotto can now be played online at


Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 12th Nov: €592             Crosskeys 13th Nov: €955.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 20th Nov (11:00am)          Francis Brady, 3rd Anniversary.

Tue 22nd Nov  (9:30am) Margaret & Mattie McBreen.                           

Thur 24th Nov (9:30am) Altar list of the dead.              

Fri 25th Nov  (7:30pm)            Mary Ferguson.                                          

Sun 27th Nov (11:00am) Stephen Smith, 2nd Anniversary.


First Communion:

The First Communion Class begin their preparation for the sacrament on Sat 26th Nov.

Night Vigil in Knock:

The 44th   Annual Eucharistic All-Night Vigil will take place on Wed 7th Dec, beginning with confessions at 10pm followed by Vigil at midnight in the Basilica with Rosary.  Candlelight procession, stations of the cross and Holy hour. Mass will take place at 4am. See poster at the back of the chapel for further details.

Entrance Hymn.

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

But 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.


                                               In Bread we bring you, Lord

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.                   And now in answer Lord our      

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do                    gifts we bring, Our selfish    

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But                      hearts make true our failing            

stand united now, in one belief Oh we have                       faith renew, our lives belong               

gladly heard your word, your holy word,                            to you Our Lord and King.


                                      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)