St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.     Mass Intentions.

Sat 26th Nov (7:30pm)                B.T. Monaghan.  

Mon 28th Nov (7:15pm)            Altar List of the Dead.                                

Wed 30th Nov(8:00pm)             John Unsworth. 

Fri 2nd Dec (8:30pm)(1st Fri)

Sat 3rd Dec(7:30pm)               Jim Tom Hyland.


Andrew Feast Day Nov 30th.                

Andrew was first of all a follower of John the Baptist who was preaching near the Dead Sea when Jesus passed by. John The Baptist told Andrew and John to follow Jesus. There aren't many lines in the Gospel about Andrew and he was content to be in the background while his brother Peter had a high profile. However be brought the good news to the Scythians who lived to the north of the Black Sea. He was put to death as a martyr in Patras which is in modern day Greece. According to tradition he was martyred on the X shaped cross. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland whose national emblem is the X shaped cross. He is also the patron saint of Russia.    


First Communion: Class begin their preparation for the sacrament this Sat 26th Nov.

Pastoral Council: Throughout the diocese the New Pastoral Councils will be commissioned at Mass on the First Sunday of Advent, the 27thof November. This is a shortservice which will take only a few minutes and it can replace the creed.

Recent deaths: Please remember in your prayers Margaret Cahill(nee Sullivan) and

Molly McCabe (nee Boylan) whose funerals took place during the week in Drumavaddy. May they rest in peace.

Donie McCabe Memorial Cup Skittles Charity Tournament: Final on Sun Dec 4th in TMs Vintage Bar, Kilnaleck at 4pm. Raffle, food & music on the day. All welcome.

Collectors for Dec 2016. James Cahill, Bartley Hyland, Michael Cahill & Pat Cooke.

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

Reader: Geraldine McSherry.

Women's Group Christmas night out: Saturday December 10th in Carraig Springs. Meal and music €20 euros. All ladies welcome book with Bernie 086-2644414.

"The Community Calendar will be on sale at all Masses next weekend".

Camogie Club: Cash for Clobber collection - Bags can be left in Drumavaddy on Mondays 6-8pm or outside the gym in Crosskeys- Contact 087-9420001 .

U-16 Replay v Laragh- 4th December in Crosskeys at 12 noon. Please support.

Denn GFC Blotto:The Blotto Draw took place 21st Nov.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;2, 4, 16 & 29 . €25 winners were:Tommie Donohoe, Lavey, Oisin King, Oghill, B McEvoy, Ballinagh, Paschal Galligan & Oliver Ferguson. Next draw on Mon 28th Nov  in The Tank. Jackpot €2,300.

Church Collection: 

Drumavaddy: 19th Nov: €859.                            Crosskeys:     20th Nov: €705.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 0494336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:


                         St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 27th Nov (11:00am)    Stephen Smith, 2nd Anniversary.

Tue 29thNov (9:30am)      Altar List of the Dead.                               

Thur1st Dec(9:30am)             

Fri 2nd Dec (7:30pm)(1st Fri)Teresa McBreen & Matty Smith.

                                 Kathleen, Charlie and Eugene Reilly & deceased families.   Sun 4th Dec (11:00am)               John & Bridget Smith.                    


First Friday 2nd Dec:

Fr. Peter will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times on Friday next.

Collectors for December 2016. Brian Finnegan, Michael Kane & Brian Conaty.

Altar Society: May & Marie Ferguson.

Age & Opportunity Christmas Party: Takes place on Sunday 4th December, in Crosskeys Resource Centre, from 2pm-7pm, €15 per person. Transport available. Phone

Margaret: 8544582 or Evelyn: 4371326

Please support St. Vincent de Paul annual Christmas Collection. Donations can be left in St. Vincent de Paul shop, BJD. All donations greatly appreciated. Any family in need of assistance please contact the free phone confidential number 1800677777.

Entrance Hymn.

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

But 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.

In Bread we bring you, Lord

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.        And now in answer Lord our      

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do         gifts we bring, Our selfish    

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But      hearts make true our failing            

stand united now, in one belief Oh we have         faith renew, our lives belong             

gladly heard your word, your holy word,                  to you Our Lord and King.

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)