St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.


Sat.    1st Aug.        7.30pm.    Maureen, Daniel & Ashling McGovern. Anna and Andy Brady.

Mon.  3rd Aug.        7.30pm.

Wed.  5th Aug.       8.00pm.   Ned and Mary McKiernan, Newtown.

Fri.      7th Aug.        8.30pm.John, Frank, Mary Anne & John Pat Cahill, and Kathleen Brady.

Sat.    8th July.     7.30pm.      Anne Smith (nee McConnell)


Rosary Monday evening 6.50pm


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Wednesday 6.00-9.00pm.


Offertory Collection 18-19th July.      Drumavaddy. €730.

                                                           Crosskeys.      €1,625


Reader.             Carmel Galligan.

Altar society. Anne Clarke and Philomena Reilly



St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.


Sun.     2nd Aug.      11.00am.      

Tues.   4th Aug.            9.30am.         

Thurs  6th Aug.           9.30am.                      

Fri.      7th Aug.            7.30pm.    Jack and Agnes Conaty.

Sun.    9th Aug.        11.00am. Charles Hyland, Banaho.      


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Tuesday 10am – 6.00pm.


First Friday: If you would like Fr. Donal will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times, please contact him to confirm.


In view of restrictions to numbers that may attend Masses, only one intention will be accepted for Masses celebrated in Drumavaddy and Crosskeys.

It would be appreciated if all family intentions were included on one date, rather than on various dates throughout the year, to facilitate everyone.


Dates for your diary.


Confirmation.                  3.00pm.    5th September 2020.

First Communion.           To be arranged.

Blessing of the graves.    Cancelled for 2020.


Due to the recent resignation of Oliver Ferguson, who has provided great service to the parish for so many years, the position of Sacristan in St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys will be advertised in due course.


The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, a national freephone service 1800 80 70 77, is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. To offer comfort and support to anyone who has been impacted by bereavement during COVID-19, or is finding it more difficult to cope with a pre-Covid bereavement at this time?


ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Lough Derg Lakeshore and Ancient Pilgrim Path reopens for visitors. Walk & Pray the Ancient Pilgrim Path with the Prior on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July. Guided Contemplative Walk begins at noon. Approx. 4hr, 12k moderate loop. Booking essential, full details or email


Email:         Website:

Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102