St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.



Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.


Sat. 21st  Sept.            7.30pm.    Nancy Morgan.

Mon. 23rd Sept.          7.15pm.

Wed. 25th Sept.          8.00pm.    Jim Maheady Months Mind.

Sat. 28th  Sept.            7.30pm.   


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: 14th / 15th Sept.

Drumavaddy.           Offertory.    362.

Crosskeys                   Offertory   €1150.


Safeguarding Sunday 2019. Our 4th annual Safeguarding Sunday takes place throughout the diocese this weekend of the 21st & 22nd of September 2019. You are encouraged to take a copy of the annual safeguarding newsletter and inform yourself of developments in safeguarding.


Cavan Alzheimer Society are forming a new choir The Garden Singers in the HSE Day Centre, Cathedral Road, Cavan on the first Sunday of every month at 11am till noon starting Sunday the 1st September . The choir is open to people with Dementia & their families and anyone who would enjoy a good old sing along on a Sunday morning. Contact Carole 087 2240963 or Claire 0852562482.


Age and Opportunity. Day Tour. Friday 27th Sept. Leaving Crosskeys at 10.00am Cost €45. Phone Margaret 086 0563202 or Evelyn.  087 7697084


25 Card Game Resumes in Crosskeys Resource Centre on September 25th at 9.00pm. Everyone welcome, especially new players.


Kilmore Diocesan Youth Ministry. There will be a retreat day for John Paul II Award participants in Knock Co Mayo on Friday 27th September. Elma Walsh is guest speaker. If interested in going contact Francis Keaney on 086 3977872. 

The Diocesan Youth Day will take place in The Conaty Centre On Saturday 28th September. Our theme this year is the Environment. Starts at 3.00.

A Eucharistic Healing Mass celebrated by Fr Eamon Kelly (Donegal) will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Monday September 23rd at 7.30pm with Rosary, Holy Mass and Eucharistic exposition and Benediction.  Confessions from 6.30pm.  Enq:  087 2549960




St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.



Mass Times.                  Mass Intentions.


Sun.            22nd Sept.    11.00am.     Bridget O’Brien 3rd Ann.

                                                               Packie and Anne Keogh, Killynanum.

Tues.        24th Aug.         9.30am.

Thurs.      26th Aug.        9.30am.   

Fri.           27th Aug.         7.30pm.    Matthew Smith, John Anderson, John & Teresa McBreen and DFM. Susan and Phillip Finnegan and DFM

Sun.            29th Sept.    11.00am.     Margaret McNamee 3rd Anniversary.


If you have family members in Hospital who would like a visit from a Priest of the Parish, please inform Fr. Donal. Lists are no longer available, so it is not possible to know who is in hospital unless the priest is informed.



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 Irish Cancer Society thanks you for your generosity to their Church Gate Collection last weekend, and acknowledges receipt of €281 in Crosskeys and €75 in Drumavaddy.


Pre-Marriage Courses. It is a prerequisite for all couples, hoping to be married, that they attend a Pre-Marriage Course. ACCORD Pre Marriage Courses will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, The Conaty Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7 on the following dates in 2020:

February 28th/29th ,  March 27th/28th, September 25th/26th,  October 23rd/24th

5  November 27th/28th (PROVISIONAL IF REQUIRED)

The courses will run from 7:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. on the Friday evening and 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on the Saturday: Please book on line at


Breifne Historical Society lecture by Patricia Byrne on Tuesday 8 October at 7pm in Johnston Central Library ' Arva to Achill Island: Cavan influence on Edward Nangle and the Achill Mission Colony'.




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Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102