St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 29th Oct (7:30pm)                Clare Maguire & Felim Maguire.

Mon 31st Oct (7:30pm)            Vigil for all Saints. (Altar List of the dead)                  

Wed 2th Nov (8:00pm)             Altar List.      

Fri 4th Nov (8:30pm)(1stFri)       Bridget & Brian Galligan.

Sat 5th Nov (7:30pm)              Altar List.


First Friday 4th Nov:  Fr. Peter will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times.

November All Souls.

1. From 12 noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have

 confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our  

 Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary

 indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the

 Apostle’s Creed.

This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be

 made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November.

 Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1st to 8th November.

Pastoral Council Members:

I wish to acknowledge that we had 14 Pastoral Council Members at the launch of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016-2020. After the school break we will have our meeting.


Emer & Clare Tierney have learned to play 30 hymns and sing 30 hymns and have spent a lot of their free time achieving this. They are also very dependable. If a family prefers to have their own music at a Month's Memory or Anniversary it would be good to let them know in advance.

Invest4Success-Jobs and Investments in Cavan,Leitrim,Roscommon & Longford:

If you are based in or around Dublin and want to know what jobs are available in this region or support to set up a business, call into Croke Park Conference Centre on November 3rd from 4:30pm to 8pm to meet companies & agencies.

Collectors for Nov: Seamus Smith, Tommy Kiernan, Seamus Cooke & Jim Kiernan.

Altar Society: Noleen Galligan, Roseleen Galligan & Teresa Galligan.

Reader: Linda McSherry

Age and Opportunity: Meeting in Crosskeys Resource Centre on Thurs 10th Nov at 9pm, for all the helpers to make preparation for the Age & Opportunity Christmas Party.

Cavan Camogie Board :Family Fun Day 5k & 10k run/walk on Mon 31st Oct starting at  Kingspan Breffni Pk @1pm. Reg can be made at or on the day. 

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 24th Oct.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

1, 11, 23 & 27 . €25 winners were: Liam McGirr, Lisreagh, Francis Clarke, Virginia, Carmel Conaty, Carn, Sean McCabe, Ardvarney & Oisin & Aoife Callaghan.. Next draw on Mon the 31st Oct in The Tank. Jackpot €2,100.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 22nd Oct: €610.   Crosskeys:   23rd Oct: €782.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                           St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 30th Oct (11:00am)               Bridget O'Brien. M.M.M.     

Tue 1st Nov  (9:30am) & (7:30pm)   All Saints. (Altar List)       

Thur 3rd Nov (9:30am)                 Altar List  

Fri 4th Nov  (7:30pm)(1stFri)           Altar List  

Sun 6th Nov (11:00am)                  Seamus Keoghan, Killatain.


Wedding Bells:

Congratulations to  Darina Callaghan & John Melia on their recent wedding and wish them every happiness and blessing in their married life. We also like to thank them for their generous contribution of €400 towards Crosskeys church.


After Mass on Mon evening in Drumavaddy and after Mass Tue evening in Crosskeys.

Collectors for Nov in Crosskeys. Sean Murphy, Padraig McBreen & Declan Tierney .

Altar Society: Margaret McCaul, Mary McCaul Smith &  Gretta Breen.


Entrance Hymn.

I watch the sunrise:                                       

                                               In Bread we bring you, Lord

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.                   And now in answer Lord our      

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do                    gifts we bring, Our selfish    

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But                      hearts make true our failing            

stand united now, in one belief Oh we have                       faith renew, our lives belong               

gladly heard your word, your holy word,                            to you Our Lord and King.


                                  (Communion) "The Cloud's Veil"

Even though the rain hides the stars                                   Bright the stars at night      

even though the mist swirls the hills,                                   that mirror heaven's way to you.        

even when the dark clouds veil the sky                                               Bright the stars in light where dwell                   

You are by my side                                                                                the saints in love and truth


 Even when the sun shall fall in                                            Blest are they who sing the           

 sleep, even when at dawn the sky                                       fellowship of saints in light.                

 shall weep, even in the night when storms shall rise.        Blest in heaven's King

 You is by my side, You are by my side.                                              All saints  adore the Lord, most high.

                                      Lady of Knock.

There were people of all ages gathered                    Through your message was unspoken,

around the gable wall poor and humble men                  still the truth in silence lies as we      

and women, little children that you called                  gaze upon your vision, and the truth I

we are gathered here before you, and our                   try to find, here I stand with John the

hearts are just the same filled with joy at                  teacher, and with Joseph at your side

such a vision, as we praise your name.                         and I see the Lamb of God, on the altar

Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares               glorified. Golden Rose Queen of Ireland

 and troubles cease as we kneel with love                  all my cares and trouble cease as we

before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of                  kneel with love before you Lady of                   

Peace.                                                                             Knock, my Queen of Peace


                            And the lamb will conquer and the woman

                            clothed in the sun will shine her light on everyone (x2)