St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 2nd Dec (7:30pm)                 Mae McConnell, M.M.M.  

Mon 4th Dec (7:15pm)                                  

Wed 6th Dec (8:00pm)                Bartley & Molly Cahill.

Thur 7th Dec (7:30pm)                (Vigil Mass for 8th Dec).

                                                     Jim Tom Hyland.       

Sat 9th Dec (7:30pm)                 Rita Galligan. 3rd Anniversary.


Trocaire Romero Family Award.

Who is this award for?

This award is for families who would like to begin their spiritual preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August, 2018. It aims to provide you and your family with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trocaire works.

What is a Family

"There is no stereotype of the ideal family, but rather a challenging mosaic made up of many different realities, with all their joys, hopes and problems" (Pope Francis)

Where do I start?

Step 1: Log on and register your family for the Trocaire Romero Family Award.(register at:

Step 2: Receive your 'Family Journal' via post from Trocaire.

Step 3: Submit your family workbook via post to Trocaire.

Step 4: Receive a certificate and solidarity gift for your family.


Santa: Arrives in Drumavaddy Community Centre on Fri the 8th Dec at 7pm. Children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 Recent death:

Please remember in your prayers Mrs. Mary McPhillips (nee Cahill), Ardlougher, whose funeral took place in Drumavaddy during the week. May she rest in peace.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Brendan Donohoe, Cathedral Road, Cavan Town (brother of Gerry Donohoe, Carrickaboy) whose funeral took place in Cavan during the week. May he rest in peace.

Denn GFC: AGM on Sunday the 3rd December in Crosskeys, Resource Centre at 3pm.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 27th Nov. The winning numbers were; 8, 12, 15 & 17. The weekly winners of €25 were; Eileen Lynch, c/o The Den, Hughie Smith. Clare Smith, Loonogs. Mark Quigley & Reilly Family, Ardlougher. Next draw on  Mon 4th Dec.  Jackpot: €4,850. 

Church Collections: Drumavaddy: 25th Nov €550      Building Fund Nov: €440 

                       Crosskeys:   26th Nov €1,355    Building Fund Nov: €1,340               

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:


                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 3rd Dec (11:00am)           Steven Smith, 3rd Anniversary.

Tue 5th Dec (9:30am)             

Thur 7th Dec (9:30am)           Special Intention.         

Fri 8th Dec (7.30pm)              Feast of the Immaculate Conception.         

Sun 10th Dec (11.00am)          Tommy Smith. M.M.M.


Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting on Mon 4th Dec in Crosskeys Sacristy at 8pm.

The Diocese of Kilmore c.1100-1800 by Fr. Liam Kelly will be on sale after Mass in the Sacristy in Crosskeys and Drumavaddy Churches, cost €35. Ideal Christmas gift for friends across the water.

Rural Social Scheme: A vacancy is coming up in the Crosskeys area for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds around Crosskeys Church and graveyard. to get into the scheme please contact Thomas on 086-8346776 for further information.

St. Vincent De Paul: Please support the annual collection. Donations may be left in Vincent's shop Ballyjamesduff. If anyone needs assistance they can ring the free phone number 18006 77777.

Age and Opportunity: Christmas Party on Sun 10th Dec from 2pm to 7pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre. Transport available. Cost €15.  Please contact Margaret 086-0563202 or Evelyn  087-7697084 as we need to know how many will  attend.   


Going home, going home,                              Mother’s there expecting me.                

I’m going home.                                          Father’s waiting too.  

Quiet-like, some still day,                                                    Lots of folk gathered there.

I’m just going home.                                               All the friends I knew.  

It’s not far just close by                                All the friends I knew.                                    

through an open door.

 Work all done, care laid by, 

 going to fear no more.

In Bread we bring you, Lord.

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But stand

united now, in one belief. Oh we have gladly heard

your word, your holy word, and now in answer Lord

our gifts we bring. Our selfish hearts make true,

our failing faith renew, our lives belong to you, our Lord and King.

There is a Place.

There's a time for remembering, a time to recall.

The trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls.

There's a time to be grateful for moments so blest,

The jewels of our memory where love is our guest.