St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 1st July (7:30pm)         Phil & Mary Clarke, Bernard Leggett , Frank Tracey &                                    Aidan Ward.

Mon 3rd July (7:15pm)

Wed 5th July (8:00pm)

Fri 7th July (8:30pm)(1st Fri) Thomas McGivney & deceased family members.           

Sat 8th July (7:30pm)          People of the Parish.                  


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

St. Thomas Feast Day 3rd July: Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as doubting Thomas for 20 centuries. Thomas in the Jewish language means a twin. But Thomas was not just a doubter because when the other apostles tried to dissuade Jews from going to Bethany to see the recently deceased Lazarus because

the Jews were anxious to arrest Jesus, Thomas said let us go and die with him. It is believed that Thomas went to Parthea to preach the Good News. Parthic covered a huge territory even part of India and when Vasco Da Gama the Portuguese explorer landed in Goa circa 1500 AD there were still devotees of St. Thomas happy to have received the Good News from him.

Tax Rebate: Thanks to all those who made it possible to access Tax rebate from the Dept of Finance in previous years. If you would like to help reduce the debt on our churches perhaps you could agree to join all those who currently do so. A form can be obtained from the Finance Committee. 

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Mary (Molly) Carling (Nee Galligan) U.K. and formerly Aughaconey, Ballinagh whose funeral took place last weekend in Drumavaddy. May she rest in peace.

Kilmore Diocesan Pioneers (PTAA). 'Matt Talbot Sunday at Knock' Sunday 16th July. Bus travelling from The Diocese. Anyone wishing to travel contact Hugh Farrell 083-4841714 or Rosaleen Smith 087-2450692. Fare including meal on way home €25.

Denn Juvenile Committee Summer Raffle: Would like to thank everyone who helped out to make our Summer Raffle a great success, from the ticket sellers to the people who gave generously and bought them to help support our juvenile teams. A special thanks to all the individuals and business that donated the prizes for the raffle.  Hope to see everyone next weekend to support our under U14 team in the Feile.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 26th June. The winning numbers were; 7, 8, 11, 23. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were;  Aidan & Bridie Cunninghan, Blackbull, Jack Smith, Tullytrean, Eileen Brady, Leehary, Fionan & Kiera Callaghan, John, Brid & Conor McCabe. Next draw will be on Mon, the 3rd July in The Carraig Springs. Jackpot: €3,800.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 24/25th  June €577       Building Fund: June €480

                               Crosskeys:         25th   June  670       Building Fund: June  €610                                                                                      

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                   St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sun 2nd July (11:00am)               Teresa Donohoe. 3rd Anniversary.

Tue 4th July (9:30am)

Thur 6th July (9:30am)

Fri 7th July (7:30pm)(1st Fri)          Agnes & Jack Conaty.                                    

Sun 9th July (11:00am)                People of the Parish.


Eucharistic Adoration: We need two people from 7 to 8 pm to keep Jesus company in Crosskeys Church. If you can do so for a couple of weeks  it would be much appreciated.

Hymn “Peace is Flowing.

Peace is flowing like a river;                     His Love is flowing like a river,

Flowing out through you and me,                Flowing out through you and me,

Flowing out into the desert,                     Flowing out into the desert,        

Setting all the captives free.                   Setting all the captives free


Be still for the presence of the Lord.       Be still for the glory of the Lord

The Holy One is here.                             Is shining all around.

Come bow before Him now                        He burns with holy fire.

With reverence and fear.                                    With splendor he is crowned.

In him no sin is found.                              How awesome is the sight.

We stand on holy ground.                         Our radiant King of light.

Be still for the presence of the Lord       Be still the glory of the Lord

The Holy one is here                               Is shining all around..


This is the day, this is the day.                This is the day that the Lord has made.

That the Lord has made,                         I will rejoice and be glad in it.

That the Lord has made.                             This is the day, this is the day.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice,                        That the Lord has made.

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.



I will never forget you my people.               Does a mother forget her baby.

I have carved you on the palm of my hand. Or a woman the child within her womb.

I will never forget you.                            Yet even if these forget.

I will not leave you orphaned.                   Yes even if these forget.

I will never forget my own.                      I will never forget my own.


Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

                                              Lay your hands. (x2)