St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                             Mass Intentions.

Sat 21st Oct (7:30pm)             Pat Donohoe Anniversary Mass.

Mon 23rd Oct (7:15pm)

Wed 25th Oct (8:00pm)           Frank & Mary Finnegan & Joe Smith.      

Sat 28th Oct (7:30pm)            Clare & Patrick Maguire.                             



The Cathechism:

The Cathechism of the Catholic Church tells us "All who die in God's grace and friendship but still imperfectly purified are indeed assured of their eternal salvation: but after death they undergo purification so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.

A Workshop on Financial Procedures:

A workshop for Parish and church area finance committees and finance officers on the Financial Procedures. The workshop will be held in the Pastoral Centre on Mon 6th Nov,   at 7:30pm.

Book Launch of Fr. Liam Kelly's "History of Kilmore" Will take place in the Pastoral Centre on Thur 26th Oct at 8pm. So the books will be sold through the parishes .

"Learn to Jive: with Mairéad Gaffney & Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing Wednesday 1st November at 8.30pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre.  No partner needed. Contact 086 1763044 / 086 1928568 for further details"

Croagh Patrick Challenge 2017: Presentation of monies to charities will take place in Cronin's Bar, Ballinagh on Sunday night 29th October. All welcome.

Monster Auction and Vintage Threshing: at The Tank Bar on Sun 29th Oct at 12 noon.   For booking contact 086-1928568.

Calendar 2018: All picture for Production of Community Calendar need to be with Group by 27th Oct please  Email to or give to any group member. Contact No 087-9392194.

Castlerahan/Denn Ladies Juvenile GFC Club: are hosting a Family Day Walk on Sun 29th Oct commencing at Crosskeys Church at 12pm and will finish up at Castlerahan GFC clubroom in BJD. Registration is at 11:30am Juveniles €5, Adult €10 Family €20.

Camogie: Best wishes to our Cumann Na Mbunscol Team who play Ballinagh in the Semi-Final on Mon 23rd at 4:30pm in Killygarry.  Indoor camogie continues on Monday.

Denn GFC Monthly Meeting: Will take place on Fri 27th Oct at 9pm in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 16th Oct. The winning numbers were; 1, 7, 9 & 26. The weekly winners of €25 were Sean & Carina Kiernan, Ciara & Grainne Brady, Corglass, Teresa Donohoe, Glencurran & Brian Boylan.There was no jackpot winner: Draw will be on Mon 23rd Oct in The Carraig, Springs.  Jackpot: €4,600.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 14th Oct  480      Crosskeys: 15th Oct €603           

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                    St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sun 22nd Oct (11:00am)     Oliver Shiels 4th Anniversary.

Tue 24th Oct (9:30am)

Thur 26th Oct (9:30am)

Fri 27th Oct (7:30pm)                 Andy & Kathleen Brady. Fay family Carn.                 

Sun 29th Oct (11.00am)               Maureen Coleman 2nd Anniversary.


Pastoral Council Meeting

Re-fixed for Tuesday 24th October, at 8:30pm in Drumavaddy Sacristy.

Today is Mission Sun 22nd Oct:

Time changes on the 29/10/17:  so Mass will be at Winter Time on that date.

So clocks go back one hour after mid night on Saturday.


Going home, going home,                              Mother’s there expecting me.                

I’m going home.                                          Father’s waiting too.  

Quiet-like, some still day,                                                    Lots of folk gathered there.

I’m just going home.                                               All the friends I knew.  

It’s not far just close by                                All the friends I knew.                                    

through an open door.

 Work all done, care laid by, 

 going to fear no more.

In Bread we bring you, Lord.

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But stand

united now, in one belief. Oh we have gladly heard

your word, your holy word, and now in answer Lord

our gifts we bring. Our selfish hearts make true,

our failing faith renew, our lives belong to you, our Lord and King.

Jesus,remember me.

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.


There is a Place.

There's a time for remembering, a time to recall.

The trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls.

There's a time to be grateful for moments so blest,

The jewels of our memory where love is our guest.


 There is treasure in our fields, There is treasure in our skies.

There is treasure in our dreaming from the soul to the eye. 

For where-ever we gather in the light of God's grace.

 And for all whom we remember, there will ever be a place.