St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 29th April (7:30pm)           Benny Smith M.M.M.       

Mon 1st May (11:00am)   

Wed 3rd May (8:00pm)            Mary Ellen & Michael Donohoe.

Fri 5th May (8:30pm)1st Fri        

Sat 6th May (7:30pm)             Clare Gaffney 1st Anniversary.     


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

Water & Blood flowed out:

At mass a little water is added to the wine as the chalice is prepared. This custom goes back to the year 150 A.D. There was an ancient custom in Greece which was adopted by the Romans and the Jews of adding some water to wine to lessen its potency. So this mixing of water and wine is symbolic of the blood and water flowing from the side of Christ as he hung dying on the cross for us.

First Communion. 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.

Age & Opportunity: Tour to Gorey, Co Wexford on July 9th to 12th cost €260. Deposit of €50 to be paid by the 5th May to secure a place. Contacts: Margaret on 8544582 or Evelyn 4371326.

Epilepsy Ireland Church Gate Collection: Would like to thank everyone who supported the collection last weekend it amounted to €165.

Reader for May, 2017. Geraldine  McSherry.

Altar Society. Carmel Galligan, Mary Smith, Judy Kiernan & Elizabeth Mc Partland.

Collectors for May:.  Cathal Reilly, Charles McSherry, Eamon Gaffney Andy Galligan

Drumavaddy Community Centre Renovation Fund:

Mini horse race night in aid of Drumavaddy Community Renovation fund will be held in the Tank Bar on Sunday night April 30th followed by music and DJ Sarge.

Horses €10 and can be purchased from any committee member or The Tank Bar. A good night promised and your support would be appreciated.

Camogie: Best wishes to the Denn girls on the Minor County Team who play Monaghan

in the Shield Final on Sunday 30th April at 1pm in Kilnaleck - please support. Under 14 Team play Laragh and Crosserlough Mon 1st May at 11am in Stradone for a chance to play in the All Ireland Feile Camogie 16th-18th June. 

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 24th April. The winning numbers were; 8,10,21,25. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Brian Galligan, Harry Lynch, Phelim Galligan, Phelim Brady & Brendan Conaty. The next draw will be on Monday the  1st May in The Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot: €3,350.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 22nd April. €830       Crosskeys: 23rd April €833                  

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 30th April (11:00am)      Barry McGinnell 1st Anniv, Kathleen McGinnell 2nd Annv.                             Packy McGinnell    

Tue 2nd May  (9:30am)           

Thur 4th May (9:30am)

Fri 5th May   (7:30pm)1st Fri Gene Gaffney. 4th Anniversary.         

Sun 7th May (11:00am)           Con Galligan 1st Anniversary.


Collectors for May: Patsy Donohoe, Patsy Lynch, Jim Courtney & Sean McGivney

Altar Society for the Month of May: Molly Smith, Annie Smith & Mary Keoghan.


Colours of day dawn into the mind                  So light up the fire and let the flame                        The sun has come up, the night is                           burn.  Open the door, let Jesus return

behind.                                                           Take seed of His Spirit      , let the fruit

Go down in the city, into the street,            grow. Tell the people of Jesus, let his

And let’s give the message to the                             love show.

people we meet.                                            

Hymn:   Alleluia, Alleluia:

I am the bread of Life.                                Chorus

I am the bread of life. He who                      And I will raise you up, and I will

comes to me shall not hunger.                         raise you up, and I will raise      

He who believes in me shall not                                 you up on the last day.

thirst. No one can come to me, unless

The father beckons.

Here I am Lord:

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                           I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                            I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                        Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                          Whom shall I send?            


                               Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord.

                               I have heard you calling in the night.

                               I will go Lord, if you lead me.

                               I will hold your people in my heart.


Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair. 

Make us your own, your holy people,             Your word alone has power to save us.    

Light for the world to see,                        Make us your living voice.

                                      Christ, be our light!

                                    Shine in our hearts.

                                    Shine through the darkness.

                                     Christ, be our light. Shine in

                                        your church gathered today.