St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 28th Jan (7:30pm)        People of the Parish.

Mon 30th Jan (7:15pm)        Mary Galligan, Drumavaddy & dec family members.          

Wed 1st Feb (8:00pm)         Margaret Smith, Cremfield &( Blessing of the candles)

Fri 3rd Feb (8:30pm)(1st Fri) Pat Cobey  & (Blessing of throats)

Sat 4th Feb (7:30pm)             Aidan Ward. 1st Anniversary.   



St. Blaise was a bishop in Sebastea in what is now called Armenia when Roman Imperial soldiers began to persecute the Christians 311 AD. So he had to flee for his life and lived in a cave in the mountains. But eventually he was discovered and captured and while he was dragged off to prison, a mother came with her young son who had fish bone lodged in his throat. At Blaise's command the child was able to cough up the bone. St. Blaise was beaten first then suspended from a tree and his skin was torn off him with iron combs and  finally he was beheaded. St. Blaise knew what it was to suffer for Jesus name and he became a martyr in 316 AD.


Recent death:  Please remember in your prayers Charles Reilly Pullakeel, Carrickaboy, whose funeral took place last week in Lr. Lavey. May he rest in peace.

Collectors for Feb. Michael Reilly, Ardlougher, Seamus Galligan and Matt Kiernan.

Altar Society for Feb 2017. Patricia Finlay, Margaret Gaffney.

Reader. Carmel Galligan

Drumavaddy Social & Development Group: wish to thank Anne Marie & Brian Boylan and all who supported the Jumper Night in The Tank Bar on St. Stephens Night. A total of € 282 was raised for The Community Centre Renovation Fund which we are very appreciative of.

The newly formed Ballinagh Cycling Club: are holding a Welcome and Information Evening in Cronin's Lounge on Sunday Eve Jan 29th from 7 – 9pm. All welcome including those who are thinking about taking up Cycling for the first time.

Camogie Registration will take place on Sun 29th Jan after Mass in clubrooms - €28 for u-18"s and €48 for over 18"s - All registrations need to be paid on this date - 

indoor continues each Monday. 

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 23rd January.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 7,8,9,29. €25 winners were: Emma & Aoife Brady, Lishenry, Thomas Sexton, Gerry & Ester Brady, Corglass, Paul Gaffney & Claron Rudden, Glencurran.  Next draw on Monday 30th January, 2017, in The Tank.  Jackpot €2,700.

Church Collection:

 Drumavaddy  21st January:  €598                        Crosskeys:  22nd January:  €1,165


Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:


                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 29th Jan (11:00am)           Madge  & John Gaffney. Anniversary Mass

Tue 31st Jan (9:30am)                 

Thur 2nd Feb (9:30am)          

 Fri 3rd Feb (7:30pm)(1st Fri)    Rose & Andy Mc Breen .

                                               Blessing of candles and throats.

Sun 5th Feb (11:00am)           Teresa Sorahan Anniversary Mass.


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


Collectors for Feb 2017. Bernard Keogh,  & Francis Brady, Lishenry.

Altar Society Feb 2017. Sheila Smith & Margaret Crowe.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Hughie O' Reilly late of B.J.D

(brother of late Kathleen  Reilly  Farragh) whose funeral took place in B.J.D. during the week. May he rest in peace.


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



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

For  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.


Communion: Be Not Afraid:

You shall cross the barren desert                       You shall speak your words in foreign

but you shall not die of thirst, you shall             lands, and all will understand. You shall see

wander far in safety, though you do not            the face of God and live.

know the way,


                          Be not afraid, I go before you always

                                      Come follow me, and I will give you rest



As I Knee before you.         Chorus -

As I kneel before you,                 Ave Maria.                          All I have I give you,

As I bow my head in prayer,        Gratia plena,                     Every dream and wish are yours,

Take this day, make it yours                       Dominus tecum.                 Mother of Christ, Mother of mine,

and fill me with your love.           Benedicta tu.                      Present them to my Lord.