St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                             Mass Intentions.

Sat 28th Oct (7:30pm)            Clare & Patrick Maguire.

Mon 30th Oct (11:00am)

Tue 31st Nov (7:30pm)             Vigil for All Souls Day.

Thur 2nd Nov (8:30pm)             Altar list of the dead. (All Souls Day)    

Fri 3rd Nov (8:30pm)(1st Fri)      Brian & Bridget Galligan, Arlougher.                 

Sat 4th Nov (7:30pm)              Bassie & Hugh McSherry.


November All Souls.

1. From 12 noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have

 confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our 

 Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary

 indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and when there reciting one Our Father  

 and the  Apostle’s Creed.

This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be

 made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November.

 Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1st to 8th November.

 2. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary 

 indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 

 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

Mass Roster:

 For generations the Church has used the November Altar List of the Dead so that if  

 relatives feel they need to have further prayers offered for their deceased of many

 years they can include them on the list. People who no longer live in their original  

 parish can have their relatives prayed for in their adoptive parish.

Irish Heart Foundation Walk: Thanks to all who took part, €95  was raised.

Collectors for Nov: Seamus Smith, Tommy Kiernan, Seamus Cooke & Jim Kiernan.

Altar Society: Noleen Galligan, Roseleen Galligan & Teresa Galligan.

Reader: Carmel Galligan.

Calendar 2018:  Last call for pictures of special occasions Have you pictures of Wedding, Birthdays, Debs, etc.? We would love to include them in our Community Calendar for 2018. Please contact any member of our group on 087-9392194 or email to We need them by 31st Oct, if possible please.

Camogie Club: Are having a Cash for Clobber old clothing collection. Collection points; Crosskeys & Drumavaddy - call 087-9420001 for further details

Minor team: Play Laragh on Mon 30th Oct at 11am in the Semi-Final in Denn.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 23rd Oct. The winning numbers were; 3, 6, 8 & 29. The weekly winners of €25 were; Nancy Tierney, Martin & Aine Smith, Ryefort, Charles & Linda McSherry & John Sheanon, Drumavaddy.There was no jackpot winner: Draw will be on Mon 30th Oct in The Den.  Jackpot: €4,650.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 21st Oct  865         Crosskeys: 22nd Oct €835       

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sun 29th Oct (11.00am)         Maureen Coleman 2nd Anniversary & Michael Coleman.

Tue 31st Oct (9:30am)

Wed 1st Nov (11:00am) Feast of All Saints.                                    

Thur 2nd Nov (7:30pm)           Altar list of the dead.

Fri 3rd Nov (7:30pm)(1st Fri)     Altar list of the dead.             

Sun 5th Nov (11:00am)            Altar list of the dead.


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

Collectors for November:   Padraig McBreen & Declan Tierney.

Altar Society for November: Margaret McCaul, Mary McCaul Smith &  Gretta Breen.

Workshop on Financial Procedures: A workshop for parish and church area finance

committees and finance officers on the financial procedures. The workshop will be held in the Pastoral Centre on Monday 6th Nov at 7:30pm. To confirm attendance could you please contact the Pastoral Centre 049-4375004, as they need to know the numbers of people attending.



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.

Jesus,remember me.

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.

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.