St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 1st December, 7.30pm    Mary McPhillips 1st Ann. & James McPhillips.

Mon 3rd Dec.           7.15pm.

Wed 5th Dec.           8.00pm    Jim, Tom and Anne Hyland. Lena Gumley.

Fri. 7th Dec              8.30pm.

Sat 8th December, 7.30pm    Molly & Bartley Cahill and DFM, Ardkill.


Saturday next, 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.


Dates for your diary.

Confirmation: Sunday 31st March 2019.   First Holy Communion: Saturday 11th May.


Breifne Historical Society Lectures.

Thursday December 6 at 7 pm in Cavan Library, Lecture By Diarmaid Ferriter. 'The Path of National Salvation ?'. The Triumph of Sinn Fein in 1918. All welcome admission free.


All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine December 7th – 8th 2018

The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Friday 7th - Saturday 8th December. The Vigil Ceremonies will commence with Confessions from 10pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation and Vigil at 12 Midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA.

Concelebrated Mass will take place at 4am with His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. Information on organised coaches can be found at  


11 day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 11th to 21st 2019

Spiritual Directors Fr Stephan Park OSA, Fr Owen Gorman OCDS, Fr Peter Okpetu MSP, Price €1,450.00 PPS, to secure a place Deposit €450.00 ASAP

For Bookings call: Philip 087 2508043 or Brenda 0416863390



Drumavaddy:  Reader: Carmel Galligan.

Collectors for Dec 2018.  Michael Cahill, Pat Cooke, Adrian Hyland. & Michael Reilly

Altar Society: Sharon Brady, Breege Brady, Kathleen Hewitt & Bridget Brady.


Church Collections:

Drumavaddy: Saturday 24th November.  Offertory Collection. €518. Candles €128

Crosskeys:       Sunday 25th  November.         Offertory Collection €570

                                                                                Building Fund for the Month of Nov   €625


Age and Opportunity Christmas Party Sun 9th December at 2pm. Usual buses. Cost €15


First Friday. Next Friday is the First Friday in December. Fr. Donal will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times on Friday.



Email:         Website:

Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102


St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.

Sun. 2nd Dec.     11.00am         Stephen Smith, Killanure, 4th Ann.

Tue 4th Dec.            9:30am

Thurs 6th Dec.      9.30am          

Fri. 7th Dec.            7.30pm.       

Sat 8th Dec.          11.00am        

Sun. 9th Dec.       11.00am         Deceased members of the Hyland Family Banaho.


The Blotto Draw took place on Mon. 5th Nov. 2018.  Numbers 3,4,13,17
€25 winners : John McBreen, Kevin Brady, Ballyjamesduff, John Soroghan c/o The Tank

John Brady, Blackbull, Oisin & Aoife Callaghan. Next week's draw in The Den. Jackpot €1450


Crosskeys Camogie Club will be hosting a raffle in December, 1st prize 1000L of Home Heating Oil valued at €750. Tickets are currently on sale €5 each or 3 for €10 - Anyone wishing to sponsor a prize / help sell tickets please call 087-9420001.

Indoor Camogie every Monday night in Drumavaddy C.C. 


Denn GFC AGM on Sat. 8th Dec. at 8.30pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre.


Congratulations to our own Mark Fegan and Cavelle Keogan on their selection on the Junior All Star Team for 2018. The will be presented with their awards at the County Awards Night in the Hotel Kilmore on Friday night 30th November.


Drumavaddy Youth Club are holding a Christmas Disco on Friday the 7th of December at 7.00pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre. Special guest Santa will arrive at 7.30pm.

Admission : €8 per child. A parent or guardian is asked to remain with their child/children for supervision purposes.


A Holy Hour and talk by Anne, a lay apostle will take place on Thursday 6th December at 7pm in Tearmann Anama (formerly Kilnacrott Abbey) Ballyjamesduff. This a monthly event and takes place on the first Thursday of every month. All welcome!


The Backpack will host a Christmas Bash for youth in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on December 16th, from 1pm-6pm. This event is open to anyone between the ages of 13-18. The day will include a workshop on building resilience, games, a Youth Mass, and a pizza party. Each guest will receive a Christmas present! Great opportunity for teens to learn resilience skills, make new friends, and have fun. Everyone welcome! For more information, contact the Backpack at 0834877325.