St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                     Mass Intentions.

Sat 21st Jan (7:30pm)            John & Mary Denning. Phil Denning.

                                                & Mena Flood and deceased family.

Mon 23rd Jan (7:15pm)        Special Intention.

Wed 25th Jan (8:00pm)       Edward Gaffney.

Sat 28th Jan (7:30pm)        People of the Parish.


When the First Churches Were Built.

In the Mediterranean world where the first churches were built and many remain intact. One of the features of these huge churches were their proportionally huge doors. Unlike our churches which have doors to keep in the heat the function of the doors in the Mediterranean world was not to keep in the heat but these doors symbolically separated the struggles of life by closing out the troubles of life

for as long as the Mass was being celebrated. This gave rise to the notion of sanctuary where refugees or even criminals could run to the doors and hang on to the oversized loop handles. As long as they were there they could claim immunity and they would wait for the clergy to serve as their mediators and protectors.


Donie Mc Cabe Memorial Cup: Organisers and his family wish to thank all the teams who participated, TM Vintage Bar sponsors of Prizes, Raffle Sponsors and those who donated to and supported the event. Winning Teams were Patricia Hills and Tom Smiths. Runner Ups were Rosie Cookes and Jimmy Mc Enroes. Proceeds of € 2,630 were donated to Friends of Cavan General and€ 1,000 to SOSAD, Cavan.

Camogie Registration will take place on Sun 29th Jan after Mass in clubrooms - €28 for u-18"s and €48 for over 18"s - All registrations need to be paid on this date - 

indoor continues each Monday. 

Anglo Celt 2016 Sports Awards. Denn GFC Legends Tournament Committee have been nominated in the Outstanding Achievement Category in the Anglo Celt 2016 Sports Awards. This is a great achievement and we congratulate the committee on
their nomination. Voting details will be in the Anglo Celt in the next few weeks.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 16th January.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;1,5,12,22. €25 winners were:Tara & Shannon,Tierney,Caoimhe Skinnader, Fiona Walsh Lismeen Lr. M.R.C.S McCabe, Denn Development.  Next draw on Monday 23rd January, 2017, in The Den.  Jackpot €2,650.

Church Collection: 

Drumavaddy 14th January:  €361                         Crosskeys:  15th January:  €790

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 0494336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:


                          St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                    Mass Intentions.

Sun 22nd Jan (11:00am)      John Tighe. 6th Anniversary.

Tue 24th Jan (9:30am)              

Thur 26th Jan (9:30am)

Fri 27th Jan (7:30pm)       

Sun 29th Jan (11:00am)      Madge Gaffney 3rd Anniversary.



Adoration will commence again next Tue 24th January in the Quiet Room.


Youth Officer Training

Training on the 25th January, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm . in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Joe McKeon will facilitate the training. Eddie Cotter from DTS will present to speak about The Living Saints Programme. 


Learn to Jive: with Mairéad Gaffney & Craig Lovett.  Five week course commencing at 8.30pm on Monday 16th January in Killinkere Leisure Centre and Tue 17th Jan in the Shantully Inn, Crossdoney.  No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044/0861928568.


Entrance Hymn. O Lord My God             (Chorus)

O Lord my God When I in awesome wonder        Then sings my soul, my saviour God

consider all the works thy hands hath made,       to thee. How great thou art!  How

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,         great thou art! Then sing my soul

thy power throughout the universe displayed.      my saviour God to thee: How great

                                                                     thou art! How great thou art!



             Offertory Hymn. Receive O Father in thy Love.

Receive O Father in thy love                          Behold this host and chalice, Lord  

These humble gifts of bread and wine           To thee on high the gifts we raise:

That with ourselves we offer thee.               Through them may we our honour                 

 Returning gifts already thine.                        pay. Our adoration and our praise.




                           God’s spirit in my heart.

Jan 14 (3 days ago)

God’s spirit is in my heart. He has              Tell prisoners that they are      

called me and set me apart. This is              prisoners no more. Tell blind

what I have to do, what I have to do            people that they can see, and set

He sent me to give good news to the            the downtrodden free.

poor.                                                        And go tell everyone the news                             

                                                               that they Kingdom of God has come. x 2