St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.

Sat 24th Feb (7:30pm)             Maggie Mae & Michael Smith. Anniversary Mass. 

Mon 26th Feb (7:15pm)                              

Wed 28th Feb (8:00pm)           Johnny, Norbert and Charlie Smith.                

Fri 2nd March(8:30pm)(1st Fri)    Kitty & James Lynch.

Sat 3rd March (7:30pm)           Peggy & Louis Galligan. Anniversary Mass.


Parish Pastoral Council:

Pastoral Council Meeting in Drumavaddy tomorrow night Mon 26th Feb at 8:30pm.

World Meeting of Families:

The collection for the World Meeting of Families takes place today and there is a

special envelope included in your package of envelopes.

Papal Visit: To book your place for the Papal Visit (There are 5 days). You can do

online. If you are not familiar with online booking your grandchildren can do so. As it

stands 20,000 have booked already from USA

Trocaire: Please collect your Trocaire wallet.

Lenten Retreat Day: led by Des Corrigan S.M.A. 10-5pm on March 10th in Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry.

Free Asthma and COPD Advice line

Speak to a special nurse over the phone about your own or your child's asthma or COPD. Freephone 1800 44 54 64 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to book an appointment. 

Altar Society. Connie Pickens, Anna McBreen. Maura Quigley & Peggy Cahill.

Collectors for March: Sean Gaffney, Denmore, Michael B Hyland, Hubert McManus & Phelim Donohoe.

Reader. Carmel Galligan.

Sliabh Glah Drama: Are putting on a play "Caught in the Net". It commenced on Friday the 23rd February & Saturday the  24th February at 8:30pm sharp in Drumavaddy. We are also in The Ramor Theatre on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of March at 8pm.  Show not to be missed. Please support.


Fundraising quiz and Medal Presentation on Saturday March 10th  at 9pm in Crosskeys Inn. Table of 4 €20. Your support would be appreciated.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 19th February, 2018. The winning numbers were; 7, 13, 15 & 23. The weekly winners of €25 were; Turlough Carolan, Barney O'Reilly, Kilnaleck, John Anthony Smith, Drumavaddy, Dympna Smith, Banaho, Kevin Keoghan, Banaho. Next draw on Monday 26th February, 2018 in The Carraig Springs.  Jackpot: €5,900.

Church Collections: Drumavaddy Sat 17th Feb: €612 Crosskeys Sun 18th Feb €670              

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 25th Feb (11:00am) People of the Parish.

Tue 27th Feb (9:30am) 

Thur 1st March(9:30am)                                      

Fri 2nd March (7.30pm)1st Fri)   Alice Courtney. 7th Anniversary. 

Sun 4th March (11.00am)        Tommy Brady. Anniversary Mass.


First Friday: Fr. Peter will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times.

Confirmation Class:

The children making their Confirmation will read and proclaim the prayers of the faithful as well as say the "Creed". They will also make their pledge not to consume alcoholic drink at least until they are sixteen.

First Communion Class: 

The First Communion Class will recite the 'I Confess' and sing a hymn or two.

Collectors for March: Michael Smith, Lishenry Lane, Barry Smith, Tullytrain.

Altar Society: Kathleen Reilly & Catherine Tierney.


Entrance Hymn:

                             Amazing Grace.

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.



                             Father we adore you.

Father, we adore you.                              Jesus, we adore you.

Lay our lives before you.                            Lay our lives before you.

How we love you.                                     How we love you.


                              Be Still and Know.

Be still and know that I am God.               In thee, O Lord, I put my trust, 

Be still and know that I am God,               In thee, O Lord, I put my trust, 

Be still and know that I am God.               In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.             


I am the Lord that healeth thee, 

I am the Lord that healeth thee,

I am the Lord that healeth thee.


                              Bind us Together.

Bind us together, Lord bind us together.   There is only one God.

With cords that cannot be broken            .           There is only one King.

Bind us together, Lord bind us together.   There is only one body.

 Lord, bind us together with love.             That is why we can sing.