St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 25th Nov (7:30pm)    Molly McCabe, 1st Anniversary. Baby Thomas Galligan.

Mon 27th Nov (7:15pm)                                 

Wed 29th Nov (8:00pm)           

Fri 1st Dec (8:30pm)     First Friday.   

Sat 2nd Dec (7:30pm)    Mae McConnell, M.M.M.  

Trocaire Romero Family Award.

This award is for families who would like to begin their preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. It aims to provide you and your family with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trocaire works. You will learn about their daily lives, the issues that they face and share in their hopes and dreams for the future.

Families are bound together in love and solidarity. Pope Francis encourages us to welcome the stranger into our home and to view them as our "brothers & sisters",

members of our own family. By undertaking the Trocaire Romero award you are doing just that!  See for more details.

3. New thought for the day visuals for WMOF2018

As Ireland prepares to open its arms to welcome families from across the world to the 9th World Meeting of Families, the 1000th registration for next year’s event in Dublin has just been recorded. Amongst those registered for the events from 21 – 26 August 2018, are families from Ireland and from 70 countries across the world.

Attendance at all World Meeting of Families 2018 events will require tickets/registration and while some events are free, others will be subject to a fee. The following categories of registration/tickets are available: 

·  Individual Adult Registration.  Clergy Registration

·  Family Group Registration (any number of adults, any number of children) Group Registration (Parish/Diocese, Organisation)

Those interested in attending any of the events are invited to register now at:

Collectors for Dec 2017.  Michael Cahill, Pat Cooke & Adrian Hyland.

Altar Society: Sharon Brady, Breege Brady, Kathleen Hewitt & Bridget Brady.

Reader: Andrew Galligan.

Camogie: Congrats once again to Shanise Fitzsimons who has been awarded Ulster

Minor Player of the year 2017 at an awards ceremony in Tyrone.

Denn GFC: AGM on Sun 3rd Dec in Crosskeys, Resource Centre at 3pm. Nomination forms are currently being sent out, also available in the porches of both churches.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 20th Nov. The winning numbers were; 3,12, 16 & 24. The weekly winners of €25 were; Fionan & Kiera Callaghan, Oliver Ferguson, Carrickatobair, Rory Kiernan, Catriona Keoghan and Colin Farrelly, Killatain, Fiona Ivers, Blackbull. No winner. Draw Mon 27th Nov in The Den.  Jackpot: €4,800.  Church Collections: Drumavaddy 18th Nov €790  Crosskeys:19th Nov €795    

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 26th Nov (11.00am)          November Altar list of the dead.  

Tue 28th Nov (9:30am)           

Thur 30th Nov (9:30am)                  

Fri 1st Dec (7:30pm)(1st Fri)     Kathleen & Charlie Reilly & deceased family members.

Sun 3rd Dec (11:00am)           Steven Smith, 3rd Anniversary.             


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

Confirmation: We welcome our Confirmation class today, Sunday 26th November.

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting on Mon 4th Dec in Crosskeys Sacristy at 8pm.

Collectors for December 2017. Brian Finnegan, Michael Kane & Brian Conaty.

Altar Society:  May & Marie Ferguson.

The Diocese of Kilmore c.1100-1800 by Fr. Liam Kelly will be on sale after Mass in the Sacristy in Crosskeys and Drumavaddy Churches, cost €35.

Rural Social Scheme: A vacancy is coming up in the Crosskeys area for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds around Crosskeys Church and graveyard. Anyone in the area interested to get into the scheme please contact Thomas on 086

-8346776 for further information.

Age and Opportunity: Christmas Party on Sunday 10th Dec. 2pm to 7pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre. Transport available. Cost €15. Please contact Margaret 086-0563202 or Evelyn  087-7697084,  as we need to know how many will be attending.

Start of the Christmas Celebrations: Dance taking place in Drumavaddy Community Centre on Friday the 1st December.  Music from 9:30pm to 11:30pm by Tiny Tunes.


Going home, going home,                              Mother’s there expecting me.                

I’m going home.                                          Father’s waiting too.  

Quiet-like, some still day,                                                    Lots of folk gathered there.

I’m just going home.                                               All the friends I knew.  

It’s not far just close by                                All the friends I knew.                                    

through an open door.

 Work all done, care laid by, 

 going to fear no more.

In Bread we bring you, Lord.

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But stand

united now, in one belief. Oh we have gladly heard

your word, your holy word, and now in answer Lord

our gifts we bring. Our selfish hearts make true,

our failing faith renew, our lives belong to you, our Lord and King.

There is a Place.

There's a time for remembering, a time to recall.

The trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls.

There's a time to be grateful for moments so blest,

The jewels of our memory where love is our guest.