St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sat 1st Sept (7:30pm) Benny Comiskey, 2nd Anniversary.

Mon 3rd Sept (7:15pm)

Wed 5th Sept (8:00pm)

Fri 7th Sept(8:30pm)1st Fri  Tom McEvoy & decease family.

Sat 8th Sept (7:30pm)       Shane Cahill & Eabha Cahill.


Feast-day of Peter Claver 9th September.

Peter Claver joined the Jesuits as a young Spaniard and he left his homeland in 1610 to be a missionary in what is now called Colombia. At this time the city of Cartegena was the centre of the infamous slave trade where 10,000 slaves per year crossed the Atlantic from West Africa. The travel conditions were so bad than an estimated one third of the passengers died in transit. As these slaves had no toilet facilities and were standing in their own excrement for the six week long journey, they were covered in sores of all kinds. So Peter Claver would give them medicine, food,  bread, brandy and fruit. He availed of the help of interpreters to communicate to them their dignity as God's children. During the 40 years of his ministry in Cartegena he instructed and baptised an estimated 300,000 slaves.  

Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage;

 Sept 9th 2018, Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Altar Society Sept: Mary Kiernan, Evelyn Callaghan & Christine McPhillips.

Collectors Sept: Seamus Galligan,  Sean Gaffney Denmore, Seamus Smith. 

Reader: Andrew Galligan.

Collection: Every year at the beginning of September we have a collection for Palestinian Christians. We will have the collection after the Holy Communion next weekend8/9/2018.

Age & Opportunity Day: Tour to Donegal September 20th leaving Crosskeys at 9am cost €50 phone Margaret 086-0563202 or Evelyn 087-7699084

Denn G.F.C. Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on Mon 20th Aug, 2018.  The winning numbers were; 2,9,11,29 The weekly winners of €25 were; Garth Rothwell, BJD, John Reilly, Ballinagh, Shannon & Brianna Crowe, Crosskeys, Seamus Dohonoe, Glencurran & Nancy Tierney, Crosskeys.  Next draw: Mon the 3rd Sept in The Carraig Springs.  Jackpot: €1,950

Church Collections: Drumavaddy: 25th Aug €381. 

Crosskeys: 26th Aug €541.55    Crosskeys: Building Fund Aug €675  

Email:    Website:

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102



        St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 2nd Sept(11:00am)       Kevin Gormley and deceased Gormley family.   

Tue 4th Sept(9:30am)

Thur 6th Sept (9:30am)

Fri 7th Sept (7:30pm)1st Fri  Teresa Lynch, Anniversary Mass.      

Sun 9th Sept(11:00am)         Hugh Lynch, Anniversary Mass.


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


Collectors for September. Hugh P. Brady, M. Connolly & Cathal McCann.

Altar Society September: Annamarie Tierney, Teresa Tierney & Tina Fitzsimons.


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

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

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

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

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


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..


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

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.

Amazing Grace:

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound          T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.                      and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                          How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                           the hour I first believed