St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 22nd April (7:30pm)            John Reilly M.M.M.      

Mon 24th April (9:30am)   

Wed 26th April (9:30am)            

Sat 29th April (7:30pm)            Benny Smith M.M.M.       



(Sum of money found in Crosskeys. Enquiries to 086-2389349)    


The Cat of Nine Tails.

When Jesus was whipped with the cat of nine tails he would have lost a lot of blood and the struggle to carry the cross to Calvary would virtually have drained him of blood. So when the soldier drove the spear inward between the 5th and 6th rib it went through the pleura and the thin part of the lung and stopped in the pericardium. The right auricle of the human heart holds liquid blood after death and the outer sac holds a serum called hydropericardium. When the soldier withdrew the spear, blood and water were seen to emerge and run down the body of Jesus.

Youth Minister:

The collection taken up in Drumavaddy for the support of the Diocesan Youth Officer amounted to €220, this collection is taken up at each confirmation ceremony throughout the diocese.

Trocaire: Please bring in your Trocaire collection  if you haven't already done so. To reduce the time taken to count the collection please turn your collection into notes.

Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh, Challenge 2017. Final Registration will take place in

Cronin's Bar, Ballinagh, on Sunday April, 23rd from  7.30pm to 9pm. It is important to have registered by this date for organisational purposes.

Drumavaddy Community Centre Renovation Fund:

Mini horse race night in aid of Drumavaddy Community Renovation fund will be held in the Tank Bar on Sunday night April 30th followed by music and DJ Sarge.

Horses €10 and can be purchased from any committee member or The Tank Bar. A good night promised and your support would be appreciated.

Denn GFC: monthly meeting on Fri 28th April at 9pm in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 17th April. The winning numbers were; 6,9,15,27. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Declan Finnegan, Brian Conaty, Breege Fay, Caoimhe Skinnader & Enda Conaty. The next draw will be on Monday the  24th April in The Tank. Jackpot: €3,300.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 15th April. €641          Crosskeys: 16th April €880                  

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 23rd April (11:00am)           Kitty Smyth. 1st Anniversary.  

Tue 25th  April  (9:30am)                  

Thur 27th April (9:30am)

Fri 28th April   (7:30pm)         Mary & John Smith Killatain.

                                               Geraldine O'Reilly.                                     

Sun 30th April (11:00am)        Barry McGinnell 1st Anniversary.   



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.                                            

Hymn:   Alleluia, Alleluia:

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.