St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.


Sat.     19th Oct.          7.30pm.    Pat Donohoe, Drumavaddy.

Mon.   21st Oct.          7.15pm.

Wed.   23rd Oct.          8.00pm.   Nora Corr and deceased family members.

Sat.     26th Oct.          7.30pm.    Mary & Farrell McConnell..


Parish Calendar 2020. Drumavaddy Social and Development Committee would love to share your photographic memories of 2019 in the upcoming 2020 calendar. You can email your photographs to or message to 086-3872327


Church Collection: 12th / 13th Oct.

Drumavaddy.                    €351

Crosskeys.                            €600.          


Mission Sunday Collection Due next week.

This weekend our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. the 20th, every single parish worldwide will give what they can to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.


A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will take place in Drumavaddy Church at 8.00pm on Monday 21st October.


An evening of prayer led by Fr Colm Mannion OP (Dominican Order) will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Friday October 25th at 7.30pm - with recitation of and a talk on the rosary , Holy Mass and blessings with relics of St Dominic and St Martin.  All welcome. Enq:  087 2549960


Age and opportunity. Meeting on Monday, 21st October at 8.30pm, in Crosskeys Resource Centre toprepare for the Christmas Party. New members welcome.


The Backpack Program suitable for those wanting to learn more about boundaries, self awareness, anxiety management & a deeper relationship with God. will be offered again as an evening course in Cavan Institute for 8 weeks beginning the end of Oct. Contact or 083 487 7325.


Kilmore Diocesan PTAA. Annual Mass and Dinner Dance Sunday 3 Nov. Mass in the church of the Immaculate Conception Belturbet at 2pm followed by Dinner and Dancing in the Seven Horseshoes. Music by Seamus Farrell. Tickets available from your local Centres also available from Rosaleen Smith 0872450692 or Hugh Farrell 0834841714.


A new Suicide Bereavement Support Group has been established to address this need for support of those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group, led by a trained and experienced facilitator. We are meeting in Crover House Hotel on the following dates: Wed, 16th Oct. Wed, 13th Nov. 2019,Wed, 11th Dec. 2019, 7.30 p.m. Contact Programme Co-ordinator on 049 4336070 or 087 695 1865

St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                  Mass Intentions.


Sun.          20th Oct. 11.00am.    Oliver Shiels.6th Anniversary.

                                                               Maureen Coleman 4th Anniverary.

                                                               Michael Coleman and deceased Coleman Family members.

Tues.          22nd Oct.        9.30am.

Thurs.        24th Oct.        9.30am

Fri.           25th Oct. 7.30pm.       Kathleen, Eugene and Charlie Reilly.

Sun.          27th Oct. 11.00am.    John & Brigid Smith, Banaho.


The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email or go to for more information.



The successful candidate will be employed on a fixed term contract and will be required to:

(A) Work in conjunction with the Priests, Teachers, Pastoral Councils and each school in the Pastoral area to organise pre-sacramental preparation programmes,

(B) Work with parents/guardians of children receiving sacraments.

(C) Contribute to the development of Adult Faith Formation Programmes for the wider community.

(D) Ideally, Candidates should have a degree in Theology or equivalent qualification, some relevant experience, possibly teaching experience, current driving licence and use of a car,

Application in writing along with Curriculum Vitae and References to Fr John Cooney P.P. Parochial House, Station Road, Cootehill, Co Cavan. For more information contact 086 8755695.  Closing date is 5.00pm on Fri.26th of October.


Huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the C.A.P.S. CLG (Cavan Autism) Church Gate Collection at the end of September. Total raised in this parish: €196.06, these funds will go towards hosting much needed seasonal camps/activities/events for both junior and senior members, as well as our popular weekly Computer Club, Saturday Club and Social Outings.


Denn GFC Blotto. Winning Number's​ 6 ,25 ,28 ,29. No Jackpot winner.

€25 winners: Gerry & Esther Brady, Corglass, John & Monica McBreen, Phelim Galligan, Denbawn, Matt Kiernan, Tony & Marie Lynch.

 Next draw in Next draw in The Tank on​ Monday 21st October. Jackpot €3,750



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Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102