St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.



Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.


Sat.   28th  Sept.          7.30pm.   

Mon. 30th Sept.          7.15pm.

Wed.   2nd Sept.          8.00pm.   

Fri.     4th Oct.            8.30pm.

Sat.     5th Oct.            7.30pm.    Kathleen Reilly, Ardlougher 1st Aniversary.

                                                         Mary Smith, Corrawillis.       2nd Aniversary.


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


Parish Calendar 2020. Drumavaddy Social and Development Committee would love to share your photographic memories of 2019 in the upcoming 2020 calendar. You can email your photographs to or message to 086-3872327


Church Collection: 21st / 22nd Sept.

Drumavaddy.           Offertory.  € 1,130.

Crosskeys                   Offertory   € 1,487.


Ministry Rota for October.


Collectors:           Charles McSherry, Hubert McManus, & Sean Hyland.

Altar Soc.       Margaret Donohoe, Breege Kiernan, & Aine Fegan.

Reader:             Linda McSherry.



Collectors .           Michael Keoghan  & James Conaty.

Altar Society.      Peggy Smith, Elaine Tynan & Marian Connolly.


Congratulations to Denn Senior Camogie team who beat Ballinagh comprehensively in the Intermediate Final on Saturday, and is now through to an Ulster Final on October 12th. Well done to Emer Tierney who was awarded player of the Match. 

Cavan Alzheimer Society are forming a new choir The Garden Singers in the HSE Day Centre, Cathedral Road, Cavan on the first Sunday of every month at 11am till noon starting Sunday the 1st September . The choir is open to people with Dementia & their families and anyone who would enjoy a good old sing along on a Sunday morning. Contact Carole 087 2240963 or Claire 0852562482.


Beginning Experience weekend, for people who have lost a spouse through death divorce or separation, 18th -20th  October Esker Retreat Centre Athenry further information Maureen 0876646896 or Josie 0879881143.




St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                  Mass Intentions.


Sun.            29th Sept.    11.00am.     Margaret McNamee 3rd Anniversary.

Tues.        1st Oct.             9.30am.

Thurs.      3rd Oct.           9.30am.   

Fri.           4th Oct.            7.30pm.    Charlie, Jimmy & Margaret Smith, Banahoe.

Sun.            6th Oct.         11.00am.   Cathal Brady & Lucy Fay Brady..


If you have family members in Hospital who would like a visit from a Priest of the Parish, please inform Fr. Donal. Lists are no longer available, so it is not possible to know who is in hospital unless the priest is informed.



The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email or go to for more information.


Pre-Marriage Courses. It is a prerequisite for all couples, hoping to be married, that they attend a Pre-Marriage Course. ACCORD Pre Marriage Courses will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, The Conaty Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7 on the following dates in 2020:

February 28th/29th ,  March 27th/28th, September 25th/26th,  October 23rd/24th

5  November 27th/28th (PROVISIONAL IF REQUIRED)

The courses will run from 7:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. on the Friday evening and 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on the Saturday: Please book on line at


Breifne Historical Society lecture by Patricia Byrne on Tuesday 8 October at 7pm in Johnston Central Library ' Arva to Achill Island: Cavan influence on Edward Nangle and the Achill Mission Colony'.


The Children’s Remembrance Event 2019 will take place in Kilmore Cathedral,

 Kilmore Lower, Cavan, H12FK10. On Sunday 13th October at 3pm.

 Anyone affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, or throughout the childhood years, is welcome to attend this afternoon of remembering through music and reflection.


Denn GFC Blotto. Winning Number's​ 5 ,18 ,25 ,30.
No Jackpot winner.

€25 winners: Bully & Sinead c/o The Tank, Andy McGivney, Hughie & Eileen Smith, Raymond & Geraldine Smith, Paul Gaffney, Loonogs.

 Next draw in The Crosskeys Inn on​ Monday 30th September. Jackpot €3,600


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Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102