St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 27th May (7:30pm)         Andy, Anne & Owen Brady.

Mon 29th May (7:15pm)   

Wed 31st May (8:00pm)         Andy & Eileen Sullivan & Fr. Paddy & Fr. Michael.   

Fri 2nd June (8:30pm)(1st Fri)  Michael Donohoe.

Sat 3rd June (7:30pm)               People of the Parish.               


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

Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting on 12th June at 9pm

Safe-Guarding Sunday: Takes place next Sunday. Our annual Safe Guarding Sunday will be held weekend 3/4 June. The purpose of Safe Guarding Sunday is to create awareness of Safe Guarding in our parishes and diocese. It recognizes the significant contribution of the faithful in ensuring that our Diocesan Safe Guarding Policies are being adhered to.

The Backpack Program:

We are very happy to announce another training day for Kilmore Diocese will be taking place on the 10th June from 10am to 2pm. in St. Patrick's College, Cavan. These training days are open to anyone in the Kilmore Diocese who would like to learn more about The Backpack Program and how they might be able to introduce it to their parish, school or family.

Summer Camps for the Youth in our Diocese:

Each summer camp will take place at a different venue in the diocese. this will ensure that travel is not a major impediment for the teenagers.

The Camp is in Cavan Institute, Cavan town from July 3rd to July 7th.

Each day will begin at 10am. and finish at 4pm. Upon completion of each camp, we will throw a 'Backpack Bash' for the teenagers. The team will be delivering elements from The Backpack curriculum over the course of five days and there will be interactive activities and games throughout the week. The Diocesan Summer Camps are open to any teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18.  Contact no 083-4877325 or email

Collectors for June 2017:

 Michael Reilly, Ardlougher, John McConnell &  Jim Kiernan.

Reader June 2017:  Evelyn Callaghan.

Altar Society June 2017:  Breda Smith, Mary Cobey, Marie Collins.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 22nd May. The winning numbers were; 3,10,12,15. There

was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Michael & Anne Marie Smith, Lishenry, Noeleen Brady, Blackbull, Darren Monaghan, Lavey, Cailin Smith, Behey & Ann Lynch, Ryefort. The next draw will be on Monday, the 29th May in The Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot: €3,550.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 20th May  700.    Crosskeys: 21st May €575.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email: Website:


                           St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 28th May (11:00am)           People of the Parish.

Tue 30th May  (9:30am)                   

Thur 1st June (9:30am)

Fri 2nd June May (7:30pm)(1st Fri)          

Sun 4th June (11:00am                Paul Courtney 1st Anniversary.


Collectors for the June 2017: Noel Reilly, Enda Tierney and Patrick O’Reilly.

Atlar Society for June 2017: Rosemary Caffrey, Monica McBreen & Rose Gormley.


Colours of day dawn into the mind                  So light up the fire and let the flame                        The sun has come up, the night is                           burn.  Open the door, let Jesus return

behind.                                                           Take seed of His Spirit      , let the fruit

Go down in the city, into the street,            grow. Tell the people of Jesus, let his

And let’s give the message to the                             love show.

people we meet.


I am the bread of Life.                                Chorus

I am the bread of life. He who                      And I will raise you up, and I will

comes to me shall not hunger.                         raise you up, and I will raise      

He who believes in me shall not                                 you up on the last day.

thirst. No one can come to me, unless

The father beckons.

Here I am Lord:

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                           I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                            I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                        Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                          Whom shall I send?            


                               Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord.

                               I have heard you calling in the night.

                               I will go Lord, if you lead me.

                               I will hold your people in my heart.


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.