St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 25th March (7:30pm)          Martin Donohoe. 4th Anniversary.           

Mon 27th March (7:15pm)                     

Wed 29th March (8:00pm)        James & Kate Lynch, Ryefort.

Sat 1st April (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.


Please support the Second National Collection

for WMOF 2018 which will be taken up on next

weekend 1st April and 2nd April, 2017.

World Wide Meeting of Families:

Please support the Second National Collection for World Wide Meeting of Families which will be taken up on the weekend of 1st & 2nd of April. Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the first diocese for the World Meeting of Families Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1st & 2nd April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.

Recent deaths:

Please remember in your prayers John Pat Reilly, Ardkill,  Carrickaboy whose funeral took place in Drumavaddy last weekend. May he rest in peace.

Altar Society. Teresa Kinsella, Catherine Corr, Ann Lynch & Teresa Smith.

Collectors April: Bartley Hyland, Ned Brady, Seamus Smith.

Reader April.  Linda McSherry.

Sliabh Glah Drama Group: Are back better than ever with the hilarious farce "Holiday Snap" in the Ramor Theatre on Fri 31st March & Sat 1st April. Don't miss it!

Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh Challenge 2017: Registration will take place in Cronin's Bar, Ballinagh on Sunday March 26th 7-9pm.

Denn GFC Monthly Meeting; The monthly meeting of Denn GFC will take place on Friday 31st March at 8pm in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend.

Club Membership: 2017 Club Membership is now due. In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member including having a vote at the AGM, a person must have their fees paid to the club prior to 31st March deadline. Rates remain the same as last year.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 20th March.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 12, 16, 27, 28.. €25 winners were: Kevin McConnell, Pullakeel, Michael Mulligan Lacken, John A Smith, Drumavaddy, Oliver Ferguson, Denn Development.  Next draw on Mon 27th March, 2017 in The Tank.  Jackpot:  €3,100.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy:  St. Patrick's Day €357       Sat:  18th March  758.

                           Crosskeys:     St. Patrick's Day €591       Sun:  19th  March  €1,080.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 26th March (11:00am)         Pat Smith. 1st Anniversary.

Tue 28th  March (9:30am)

Thur 30th March (9:30am)       

Fri 31st  March (7:30pm)         Kathleen Smyth. 5th Anniversary.                          

Sun 2nd April (11:00am)          Eileen Coleman 1st Anniversary & James Coleman.


Trocaire, Trocaire, Trocaire: Can you please bring home the Trocaire pouch and assemble it in a spot in the kitchen where it will be easy to remember it.

Collectors for April 2017.

Norbet Conaty, Gabriel McCaul & Seamus Brady.

Altar Society for April 2017. Carmel Lawless.

Youth Minister: Last year a youth minister was appointed in the diocese in response to a request at the last Diocesan Assembly. To fund this ministry it's hoped to have a collection during Confirmation on April 7th in Drumavaddy. This collection was introduced last year and taken up at all Confirmation ceremonies throughout the diocese.


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


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

For  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.

Communion: Be Not Afraid:

You shall cross the barren desert                       You shall speak your words in foreign

but you shall not die of thirst, you shall             lands, and all will understand. You shall see

wander far in safety, though you do not            the face of God and live.

know the way,


                          Be not afraid, I go before you always

                                      Come follow me, and I will give you rest

As I Knee before you.         Chorus -

As I kneel before you,                 Ave Maria.                          All I have I give you,

As I bow my head in prayer,        Gratia plena,                     Every dream and wish are yours,

Take this day, make it yours                       Dominus tecum.                 Mother of Christ, Mother of mine,

and fill me with your love.           Benedicta tu.                      Present them to my Lord.