St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 24th June (7:30pm)            People of the Parish

Mon 26th June (7:15pm)

Wed 28th June (8:00pm)          James & Maureen McCabe. 

Sat 1st July (7:30pm)             Phil & Mary Clarke, Bernard Leggett ,Frank Tracey &                                     Aidan Ward.


St. Patrick:

Before the arrival of St. Patrick, the 21st June was a big pagan festival and it

was celebrated in style in our county because the second shrine of significance in

all of Ireland was at Magh Sleacht which means "the plain of prostrations" and

was in the parish of Templeport. At this time our pagan forefathers assumed the

Gods to be revealed in the sun, moon and stars, and the anger of these Gods

occasionally manifested in thunder and lighting and this God, the God of thunder

was Crom cruach and celebrations began on the summer solstice June 21st coming

to a high point in the first days of August (Lughnasa). Unfortunately for some,

human sacrifices were offered to Crom, adults and children. When St. Patrick

had broken the power of the "Druids" at Tara the principal pagan shrine he

destroyed the shrine of Crom putting an end to the barbaric practice of human


Collectors for July 2017. Michael B. Hyland, Seamus Smith & Michael Cahill.

Altar Society July: Martina Reilly, Mary Donohoe, Elizabeth Donohoe & Carmel Fay.

Reader:; Linda McSherry.

Notice To General Building Contractors: Construction of Two Storey Clubrooms and associated works at Denn GFC, Crosskeys, Co. Cavan. Applications are invited from suitable qualified Building Contractors to tender for the above project. Tender documentation are available if you contact; email  or 049-4361096 The Tenderers  must be returned to the offices of DMC Architects Ltd, 21 Church View, Cavan not later than 4pm on Wednesday the 12th July 2017.

Camogie: Congrats to our Primary School Team who won their final last week against

Crosserlough. Well done to supporters who travelled to Carlow for Feile and

to our team for reaching Semi-Final Stages. Primary School Training Mon 6-7pm. 

Denn GFC Monthly Meeting:

The monthly meeting will take place on Friday 30th June at 9pm in the clubrooms. All

members are asked to attend.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 19th June. The winning numbers were; 11, 14,17,22 There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were;  Michael McEvoy, Virginia, Ben Smith, Drumheel, Virginia, Dessie Geraghty, Pullafree, Garett Rothwell, Killavalley & Sean Gaffney, Cruimlin. Next draw will be on Mon, the 26th June in The  Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot: €3,750..

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 17th  June €870    Crosskeys:   18th June  €545                                                                                             

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

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

Tue 27th June (9:30am)

Thur 29th June (9:30am)

Fri 30th June (7:30pm)                    Eddie & Kathy Lynch.             

Sun 2nd July (11:00am)               Teresa Donohoe. 3rd Anniversary.


Collector for July 2017: Paul Hyland, Banaho & Thomas Smyth, Lishenry.

Altar Society: Bridget Brady, Elaine McDonald & Eileen Hyland.

Eucharistic Adoration: We need two people 12-1pm to keep Jesus company in Crosskeys Church. If you can do so for a couple of wks  it would be much appreciated.

Crosskeys Vintage Club Tractor Run: Takes place on Sun 2nd July at 12 noon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Further details contact Carmel, 087-278112, Hughie 086-8051982, Francis 4330052

Hymn “Peace is Flowing”.

Peace is flowing like a river;                     His Love is flowing like a river,

Flowing out through you and me,                Flowing out through you and me,

Flowing out into the desert,                     Flowing out into the desert,        

Setting all the captives free.                   Setting all the captives free.


Be still for the presence of the Lord.       Be still for the glory of the Lord

The Holy One is here.                             Is shining all around.

Come bow before Him now                        He burns with holy fire.

With reverence and fear.                                    With splendor he is crowned.

In him no sin is found.                              How awesome is the sight.

We stand on holy ground.                         Our radiant King of light.

Be still for the presence of the Lord       Be still the glory of the Lord

The Holy one is here                               Is shining all around..


This is the day, this is the day.                This is the day that the Lord has made.

That the Lord has made,                         I will rejoice and be glad in it.

That the Lord has made.                             This is the day, this is the day.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice,                        That the Lord has made.

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.


I will never forget you my people.             I will not leave you orphaned.

I have carved you on the palm of my hand. I will never forget my own.

I will never forget you.


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. (x2)