St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sat 20th Jan (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.                 

Mon 22nd Jan (7:15pm)            James & Katie Donohoe.           

Wed 24th Jan (8:00pm)            John & Mary Cahill & deceased family members.    

Sat 27th Jan (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.                  


Word meeting of Families Petition Box Itinerary:

As part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families, a special petition box will visit every parish in the diocese. It will be available in each parish from the assigned Saturday evening until the following Friday. During that time each parish can decide whether to leave the box in the parish church or move it round all the churches in the parish. Pen and paper will be available so that people can write their petition and there is no money to be included. Each parish would take the responsibility for passing on the box as per the itinerary. The petition will be taken to a religious community who will pray for the intentions and then the intensions will be taken and included in masses celebrated during the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018 including the final mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

World Meeting of Families Petition Box Itinerary:

Sat 7th April - Friday 13th April - Lavey.

Sat 14th April - Friday 20th April- Denn.

Sat 21st April - Friday 27th April - Castlerahan.

Re: Revenue returns:

We received (€16,641.82) from the Revenue for 2016. Thanks to all who co-operated with the fundraising committee. Hope you will be able to continue this for the year 2018.

Church Heating Oil Cost for 2017:   Drumavaddy: €2,700. Crosskeys:   €2,683.

The Diocese of Kilmore c.1100-1800 by Fr. Liam Kelly is on sale after Mass in the Sacristy in Crosskeys and Drumavaddy Churches, cost €35.

Denn Age & Opportunity: Are invited to Kilnaleck Age & Opportunity Party on Tuesday the 7th February from 2 to 5pm.

Recent death.

Please remember in your prayers  Mary McKiernan, Newtown, Carrickaboy whose funeral took place in Drumavaddy during the week. May she rest in peace.


Indoor Camogie every Monday. Group 1: 1 6-7pm and Group 2:  7-8pm.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 15th Jan 2018.  The weekly winners of €25 were;  Brian Keoghan, Charlie & Maureen Robinson, Tommy & Mary McKiernan, John Soroghan & Theresa Galligan c/o Pius Pub. Next draw on Mon 22nd Jan 2018.  Jackpot: €5,250.

Church Collections:

Drumavaddy: Sat 13th Jan: €1,225        Crosskeys: 6th & 14th Jan: €1,165.50                      

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                                St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.

Sun 21st Jan (11.00am)           Rose Smith. 2nd Anniversary.

Tue 23rd Jan (9:30am)                     

Thur 25th Jan (9:30am)                             

Fri 26th Jan  (7.30pm)            Deceased Delaney Family.                        

Sun 28th Jan (11:00am) Kathleen Reilly & deceased family members.

                                      John Tighe. 7th Anniversary.


Eucharistic Adoration: This is the greatest blessing we have after Holy Mass. Presently we need two people from 4-5pm on Tuesdays to keep Jesus company in Crosskeys Church. Contact 085-1048609


Seek ye first the kingdom of God             Ask, and it shall be given unto you:

And his righteousness. and all these         Seek, and you shall find. 

things shall be added unto you.                 Knock, and it shall be open unto you

Hallelu, Hallelujah!                                   Hallelu, Hallelujah!


                                   Man shall not live by bread alone,

                                   But by every word That proceeds

                                   out from the mouth of God

                                   Hallelu, Hallelujah!           


Offertory: 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.

Communion: Be Not Afraid:

You shall cross the barren desert                                    You shall speak your words in

but you shall not die of thirst, you                                    foreign lands, and will understand.

wander far in safety, through you                         You shall see the face of God and

do not know the way.                                           live.

Chorus: Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

This is the day:

This is the day, this is the day                             This is the day that the Lord has

That the Lord has made, that the Lord                made

has made We will rejoice, we will rejoice,                We will rejoice and be glad in it              

and be glad in it, and be glad in it                            This is day, this is the day that                  

                                                                                the Lord has made.