St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 22nd July (7:30pm)            James Donohoe. James & Mary Tully.

Mon 24th July (7:15pm)                              

Wed 26th July (8:00pm)           Edward Cahill.    

Sat 29th July (7:30pm)            Mary Ellen & Roy McKinney.                   


Blessing of Graves in Drumavaddy on Sunday 6th August after 11am Mass.


Feast of St. James: Thursday July 25th. The feast day of St. James, who was the brother of St. John the Evangelist. He accompanied Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration and the experience of the agony in the Garden, and in this James formed the "inner" three with Peter and John. After the persecution of St. Paul of the newly formed Christian grouping in Jerusalem, St. James travelled to Spain where he preached the "Gospel". When the persecution eased off somewhat James returned to Jerusalem where eventually he was put to death by Herod, he was beheaded with a sword. Some of those Christians he had preached to in Spain brought back his body and buried the

dismembered body in a place made very popular recently, the place Compostella (the field of stars) Santiago ( St. James). This place of veneration of St. James attracts people from all over the world, who walk great distances as part of a voluntary penance. 

Trocaire: In many parts across East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months. The severity and scale of the crisis is unprecedented in recent decades. The two worst effected countries in the region are Somalia and South Sudan. Failures of the rain to come for two years has inevitably affected the growths of grain and livestock. Trocaire is responding to the crisis There will be a country. wide collection to alleviate this suffering. We will have ours please God next weekend the 29th/30th of July.

Festival of The Hills:  Opens on Friday August 4th with our very own Gogglebox to be staged in Drumavaddy Community Centre at 9pm sharp, followed by refreshments and Music to Ian Pickens. Tickets available from committee members or payable on door  10. A great night's entertainment guaranteed. More information next week.

Denn GFC: The monthly meeting of Denn GFC will take place on Fri 28th July at 9pm 

in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 17th July. The winning numbers were; 10, 12, 17, 24. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; John Donohoe, Granard, Martin McCabe, Joe Kearns, Aughadreena, Paul Cullivan & Aine Finnegan. Next draw will be on Mon 24th July in The Crosskey Inn. Jackpot: €3,950.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 15th  July €750.       Crosskeys: 16th July €1,045.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 23rd July (11:00am)         Faithful departed & Blessing of the graves.           

Tue 25th July (9:30am)

Thur 27th July (9:30am)         

Fri 28th July (7:30pm)            Kathleen & Tommy Conaty & deceased family,                                              Killanure. Sean & Gerry Cobey.

Sun 30th July (11:00am)         Charles, Margaret & Jimmy Smith.

Entrance Hymn.                                      

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound    T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.               and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                   How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                      the hour I first believed


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.


Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

Lay your hands.

Lady of Knock:

There were people of all ages gathered         Through your message was unspoken,

around the gable wall poor and humble men      still the truth in silence lies as we  

and women, little children that you called         gaze upon your vision, and the truth I

we are gathered here before you, and our        try to find, here I stand with John the

hearts are just the same filled with joy at       teacher, and with Joseph at your side

such a vision, as we praise your name.               and I see the Lamb of God, on the altar

Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares     glorified. Golden Rose Queen of Ireland

 and troubles cease as we kneel with love        all my cares and trouble cease as we

before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of           kneel with love before you Lady of   

Peace.                                                          Knock, my Queen of Peace

                      And the lamb will conquer and the woman

                      clothed in the sun will shine her light on everyone (x2)