St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 22nd Oct (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.

Mon 24th Oct (7:15pm)           

Wed 26th Oct (8:00pm)            Tom, Annie & Philip Clarke

                                      Betty Reilly & Hugh Smith.                          

Sat 29th Oct (7:30pm)                Clare Maguire & Felim Maguire.   


Christian Persecutions.

During the early years of the Christian persecutions when people were given serious penances which were considered to be almost impossible to complete, a custom arose whereby a Christian could ask a condemned Christian to take on the sinners guilt as part of the martyr's suffering and death. When the martyr accepted the burthen the repentant sinner would bring a note signed by the martyr and this note was presented to the bishop and he, on behalf of the condemned martyr would release the sinner from the heavy penance. This was the origin of what has become known as Indulgences or as these were originally known; letters of Christian love.

Time change.

Sunday mass will be at winter time next weekend.  Don't forget to turn back your clock one hour Saturday night.

As this is Mission Sunday:  Can you please bring in your envelope for the missions.

New Pastoral Council members.

Training night for New Pastoral Council members on Monday 24th Oct in the Kilmore Pastoral Centre, Cavan. Tea or Coffee available from 7:30pm, starting time 8pm.

Wheelchair spaces:

The spaces identified as wheelchair spaces are being occupied by vehicles which have no wheelchairs and so those who have wheelchairs have to park away from the gate.

Community Calendar 2017 ; It has been suggested that we devote a page in the calendar to our community pets. So if you have a favourite picture of your pet, or yourself and your pet then please forward pictures to; or give to any member of group. All pictures will be returned safely.

The Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh Presentation of Funds 2016 will take place in Cronin's Bar, Ballinagh on Bank Holiday Sunday night 30th Oct. All welcome to attend.

Denn Couch to 5K.

Will be on from 8pm to 9pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 17th Oct.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

8, 12, 19 & 26 . €25 winners were: Bernard Comiskey, Glencurran, Tracey McCabe, Larigan, Anna Mae Donohoe, Drumavaddy, Linda & Ella McSherry & Paul Callaghan.. Next draw on Mon the 24th Oct in The Den. Jackpot €2,050.


Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 15th Oct: €660.     Crosskeys:   16th Oct: €807.                                         

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email:       Website:

                                           St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 23rd Oct (11:00am) Maureen Coleman, 1st Anniversary.    

Tue 25th Oct (9:30am)       

Thur 27th Oct(9:30am)

Fri 28th Oct (7:30pm)  

Sat 29th Oct (11:00am)          Margaret McNamee. M.M.M.                        

Sun 30th Oct (11:00am)          Bridget O'Brien. M.M.M. 


Entrance Hymn.

I watch the sunrise lighting the                        I watch the sunlight shine through the clouds

sky casting its shadows near,                            warming the earth below.       

and on this morning bright though                    and at the mid-day life seems to say

it be. I feel those shadows near me.                 I feel your brightness near me

But you are always close to me                          For you are always close to me

following all my ways, May I be                         following all my ways, May I be always

always close to you following all your                close to you, following all your ways, Lord.

ways, Lord.

                                          In Bread we bring you, Lord

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.                   And now in answer Lord our      

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do                    gifts we bring, Our selfish    

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But                      hearts make true our failing            

stand united now, in one belief Oh we have                       faith renew, our lives belong               

gladly heard your word, your holy word,                            to you Our Lord and King.


                                  (Communion) "The Cloud's Veil"

Even though the rain hides the stars                                   Bright the stars at night      

even though the mist swirls the hills,                                   that mirror heaven's way to you.        

even when the dark clouds veil the sky                                               Bright the stars in light where dwell                   

God is by my side                                                                  the saints in love and truth


 Even when the sun shall fall in                                            Blest are they who sing the           

 sleep, even when at dawn the sky                                       fellowship of saints in light.                

 shall weep, even in the night when storms shall rise.        Blest in heaven's King

 God is by my side, You are by my side.                                              All saints  adore the Lord, most high.

                                      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)