St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 1st April (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.

Mon 3rd April (7:15pm)              

Wed 5th April (8:00pm)            Benny Sheridan & Philip & Rose Reilly.

Fri 7th April (6:00pm)              Confirmation

Sat 8th April (7:30pm)             Johnny McEnroe.


Confirmation: To observe child protection protocol no photographs or mobile phone recordings. I’m sure the parents will allow you to take photographs after the ceremony with their permission.

Youth Minister: Last year a youth minister was appointed in the diocese in response to a request at the last Diocesan Assembly. To fund this ministry it's hoped to have a collection during Confirmation on April 7th in Drumavaddy. This collection was introduced last year & taken up at all Confirmation ceremonies throughout the diocese.

Second National Collection for WMOF 2018 Please support the Second National Collection for World Day of Families 2018 which will be taken up this weekend 1st April and 2nd April, 2017

Following the request of Pope Francis to the Irish bishops to hold a day of prayer for people who have been abused by members of the Church, a prayer service will take place on Good Friday, 14th April in the Cathedral of St.'s Patrick & Felim, Cavan. It will take the form of "Prayer Around the Cross", from 9pm to 10pm. This prayer is for those abused by members of the Church but all are welcome and we encourage everyone to attend to show support and solidarity.

St. Joseph Young Priest Society:   Meeting after rosary on Monday evening.

Drumkilly NS Parents Association: present Sliabh Glah Drama Group: who will perform their hilarious "Holiday Snap" on Thursday 6th April. in the Drumavaddy Community Centre. Curtains up at 8:30pm. All support greatly appreciated.   

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Bernard Smith, Corawellis, Carrickaboy, whose funeral took place in Drumavaddy last weekend. May he rest in peace.

Recent death:  Please remember in your prayers John Pat Cahill, Drumavaddy

whose funeral took place in Drumavaddy on Friday. May he rest in peace.

Camogie:  Blitz Mon 3rd April U-9's from 6-7pm U-11's from 7-8pm in Drumavaddy. Please arrive about 10 minutes before your start time.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 27th March.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 12, 23,29,30. €25 winners were: Niall Cusack, Ollie McEvoy, Michael O'Reilly, Kiladoon, Loughduff, Phelim Donohoe & Elizabeth Donohoe.  Next draw on Mon 3rd April, 2017 in The Crosskeys Inn.  Jackpot:  €3,150.

Church Collection:

Drumavaddy:  March 25th  945   Building Fund March: €680

Crosskeys:     March 26th   €500   Building Fund March: €665

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email: Website:

                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 2nd April (11:00am) Eileen Coleman 1st Anniversary & James Coleman.

Tue 4th  April  (9:30am)

Thur 6th April (9:30am)

Fri 7th April             Confirmation in Drumavaddy at 6pm. For those who regularly

                                   attend Fri Mass are welcome to join us for Confirmation.     

Sun 9th April (11:00am) Radu Tutes.


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

Holy Thursday:  If we could have a number of people to volunteer for the washing of

the feet on Holy Thursday please, to highlight what Jesus did on Holy Thursday.

Trocaire: Can you please bring home the Trocaire pouch and assemble it in a spot in the kitchen where it will be easy to remember it.

Crosskeys N.S.  Parents of children in the parish who wish to enroll in junior infants for September, 2017 are asked to please collect an application form from the school and then to return it immediately.

Quiz: In the Royal Bar, Ballyjamesduff, on Fri 7th April at 9pm. Proceeds in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Table of 4: €40. Everyone welcome.

Age & Opportunity: Day's outing to Newgrange on Thursday 20th April. Cost €45. For more information contact Evelyn: 4371326 or Margaret on 086-0563202

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Mrs. Noreen O'Donoghue, Cavan, (mother of Noreen Brady, Blackbull), whose funeral took place in the Cathedral during the week. May she rest in peace.

Collectors. Norbet Conaty, Gabriel McCaul & Seamus Brady. Altar Society C. Lawless

Entrance Hymn.  " Amazing grace".


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.