St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 20th May (7:30pm)     Packie Galligan, 3rd Anniversary.                 

Mon 22nd May (7:15pm)   

Wed 24thMay (8:00pm)     John & Agnes & Fr. Pat Donohoe and deceased Donohoe


Sat 27th May (7:30pm)    Andy, Anne & Owen Brady.




Timothy was only 20 days married when he was arrested and tortured. He had red hot iron rods forced into his ears and then hung upside down with a wooden block put in his mouth. What was he guilty off ? being a reader at mass and the Roman Governor Arian, demanded the readings from him and when he refused to hand over the readings, the wife Myra was arrested. She had her hair torn from her head and had her fingers cut off and finally she was put in a boiling cauldron. Finally they were both crucified facing one another in suffering for ten days. They died in the 286 in Egypt. In light of such courage perhaps we would take the effort to see the readings in advance and proclaim the Word of God with conviction.

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima to mark Centenary of the Apparitions:

Pilgrimage departing Thursday 14th Sept and returning Thursday 21st Sept. Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mannion, CC Glencar. Contact 4375004. Cost €759 per person sharing.

Vocation Sunday: 14th May.

Please remember to bring in your contribution for Vocations to the Priesthood in the envelope provided for you in your packet.

Lourdes Fund Cake Sale:

Thanks to everyone who supported the cake sale last weekend much appreciated.

Denn GFC Monthly Meeting.

The monthly meeting of Denn GFC will take place on Friday 26th May at 9pm in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 15th May. The winning numbers were; 1,2,3,15. There

was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Hughie McSherry, George Allen c/o Feel Good Cycles, Virginia, Bernie Lynch, Patrick Gaffney & Caroline and Seamus Donohoe. The next draw will be on Monday, the  22nd May in The Tank. Jackpot: €3,500.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 13th May  585.    Crosskeys: 14th May €840

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                          St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 21st May (11:00am)            People of the Parish.

Tue 23rd May  (9:30am)                   

Thur 25th May (9:30am)

Fri 26th May   (7:30pm)            Rose & Pat Gaffney.                                

Sun 28th May (11:00am)         People of the Parish.      


Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Charles Hyland Banaho, whose funeral

took place in Crosskeys on Friday. May he rest in peace.


Colours of day dawn into the mind                  So light up the fire and let the flame                        The sun has come up, the night is                           burn.  Open the door, let Jesus return

behind.                                                           Take seed of His Spirit      , let the fruit

Go down in the city, into the street,            grow. Tell the people of Jesus, let his

And let’s give the message to the                             love show.

people we meet.


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.

Here I am Lord:

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                           I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                            I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                        Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                          Whom shall I send?            


                               Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord.

                               I have heard you calling in the night.

                               I will go Lord, if you lead me.

                               I will hold your people in my heart.


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.