St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                                 Mass Intentions.

Sat 26th Aug (7:30pm)             James Mc Phillips. Anniversary Mass.

Mon 28th Aug  (7:15pm)                    

Wed 30th Aug (8:00pm)

Fri 1st Sept (8:30pm)(1st Fri)                                            

Sat 2nd Sept (7:30pm)             Benny Comiskey 1st Anniversary.


Confession: available after Mass Fri evening in Crosskeys & Sat evening Drumavaddy.


This event is commemorated on August the 29th.The Beheading of John the Baptist: 

Flavius Joseph was governor of Galilee at the outbreak of the Jewish War with Rome in 66AD and he explains that Herod executed John because he was afraid of the Baptists enormous popularity among the people. According to Joseph when the ordinary people gathered to hear John their excitement reached fever pitch and Herod began to feel very ill at ease lest this enthusiasm would lead to some revolt. So because of Herod's suspicion John was sent to the fortress of Machaerus there to be killed.

Pre-Marriage Course Date for 2017:  Accord, Pastoral Centre, Cullies Cavan.

Friday 6th October 7:30pm-10pm                 Saturday 7th October 10am-5pm

Friday 3rd November, 7:30pm-10pm              Saturday 4th November, 10am-5pm

Contact No 049-4375004 or email Website:

Youth Officers:

Meeting for all Youth Officers and people involved in working with young people in the Parish.  will be held  Monday the 4th of September in the Pastoral Centre, Cavan at 7:30pm.  It's important that all Youth Officers attend this meeting.

Altar Society: Mary Kiernan, Evelyn Callaghan & Christine McPhillips.

Collectors Sept: Seamus Galligan,  Sean Gaffney Denmore, Seamus Smith. 

Reader: Andrew Galligan.

Age & Opportunity:

Day Tour to Share Centre Derrylin on Thur Sept 14th bus leaving Crosskeys at 10am and returning at 8pm cost €45 To book a seat please phone Evelyn 049-4371326 or Margaret on 049-8544582.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 21st Aug. The winning numbers were; 8, 14, 16, 25 The weekly winners of €25 were Kathleen & Tommy Sheehan, Clare Smith, Brian Slowey, Carmel Sherry & Mattie McGivney. There was no jackpot winner: Next draw will be on Monday the 28th August, in Carraig Springs Jackpot: €4,200.

Church Collection:

Drumavaddy  19th August: €720                      Crosskeys:  Sun 20th August: €794                                     

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 27th Aug (11:00am) Anna Byrd 4th Anniversary Mass.

Tue 29th Aug (9:30am)

Thur 31st Aug (9:30am)

Fri 1st Sept (7:30pm)(1st Fri)    Philip & Sue Finnegan Anniversary Mass.               

Sun 3rd Sept (11.00am)          Kevin Gormley Anniversary Mass.


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

Collectors for September. Hugh P. Brady, M. Connolly & Cathal McCann.

Altar Society: Annamarie Tierney, Teresa Tierney & Tina Fitzsimons.

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

Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair. 

Make us your own, your holy people,             Your word alone has power to save us.    

Light for the world to see,                        Make us your living voice.

                                      Christ, be our light!

                                    Shine in our hearts.

                                    Shine through the darkness.

                                     Christ, be our light. Shine in

                                        your church gathered today.

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.

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)