St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.


Sat.    29th Aug.     7.30pm.    Hughdie and Annie Brady, deceased Monaghan Family and Michael Kelly, Gallon.

Mon.  31st Aug.       7.30pm.    Margaret and Gary Martin, Drumcrow.

Wed.  2nd Sept.      8.00pm.   Paddy and Sue Gaffney.

Fri.     4th Sept.        8.30pm. Mary Ellen Cahill. Months Memory.

Sat.    5th Sept.     7.30pm.      Kathleen, John joe and Molly Carling.

Please pray for the Happy Repose of the Soul of Very Rev. PJ. Canon Corrigan, late of this parish, who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Rosary Monday evening 6.50pm


Altar Society.   Mary Kiernan, Evelyn Callaghan and Christine McPhillips.


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


Offertory Collection

22nd-23rd August.                                 Drumavaddy. €1,120.

                                                            Crosskeys.     €855.


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

If you can attend between 2 and 3pm please contact Anna Brady.


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.






St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.


Sun.  30th Aug.  11.00am. Hugh Lynch and Family, Carrickatobber

Tues.   1st Sept.  9.30am. 

Thurs  3rd Sept.  9.30am.      

Fri.     4th Sept.    7.30pm.   Bernard and Beatrice Cooke and   deceased family members.

Sun.    6th Sept.  11.00am.   Kevin, Mary and Tom Gormley, Gallonglebe.


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.



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Dates for your diary.

Confirmation.                  3.00pm.    5th September 2020.

First Communion.           17th October 2020.



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


Email:         Website:

Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102


The following statement has been issued by the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates of All Ireland, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland:


At this time, both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, the governments have not formally made mandatory the wearing of face coverings at services of worship. This is, in part, due to the fact that as churches we are committed to maintaining 2 metre physical distancing between household groups and strict adherence to all government guidance on hand hygiene, cleaning, ventilation etc.


It, however, remains our responsibility to ensure that our services of worship are safe places for all who join with us. It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face coverings, in conjunction with hand washing etc., is likely to reduce the spread of coronavirus, thus helping to protect others. Their use is therefore one way in which we can evidence protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers, and practical love for our neighbours.


Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing, from Sunday 30 August 2020, and earlier if practicable.


We understand that some people are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, as outlined in the two jurisdictions.


We also recognise that whilst it may not be appropriate for those who are leading from the front during worship, including preaching, to wear face coverings, they should at all times continue to maintain at least 2 metre physical distancing from one another, and 4 metre physical distancing from the front row of the congregation.




The Most Revd Eamon Martin

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland


The Most Revd John McDowell

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland


The Rt Revd Dr David Bruce

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland


The Revd Dr Tom McKnight

President of the Methodist Church in Ireland