St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.


Sat  2nd Feb. 7.30pm                 Pat Cobey  Anniversary Mass.

                                      Louis & Peggy Galligan and DFM

Blessing of candles for church & home &

                                                 blessing of throats.

Mon. 4th Feb. 7.15pm

Wed. 6th Feb. 8.00pm

Sat. 9th Feb. 7.30pm.                People of the Parish.


Fr. Kilduff will visit the sick and housebound next Friday, at the usual times.


Please pray for Nancy Allen, late of Denbawn, Carrickaboy, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


Church Collection:

Sunday collection 27th January  Crosskeys:          €1,090

                                    Drumavaddy:          821


Dates for your diary.

Enrolment ceremonies for Children receiving Sacraments this year:

Enrolment for Confirmation. Crosskeys Church, 24th February.

Enrolment for First Communion. Crosskeys Church, 7th April.


Blessing of the graves.   Drumavaddy 4th August 2019.

Crosskeys    21st July 2019.


Preparing for SundaysFr. Eamonn Bredin will lead a group discussion on the Mass readings for the following Sunday in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Thursday evenings from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m..  All welcome. Cost: €5 per night.


St. Joseph Young Priests:

Meeting after Rosary on Monday evening in Drumavaddy.


The Backpack Program. Following the success of The Backpack in the autumn it has been decided that A Train the Trainer Course for The Backpack Program will be run again for this term in Cavan Institute. This will begin in late February on Tuesday evenings for 2 hours over 8 weeks. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in working in youth ministry to become proficient in running a parish group. It is also a brilliant way to learn about your own human and spiritual development. For more information please call 083 487 7325 or email


St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                  Mass Intentions.


Sun.  3rd Feb.11.00am          John & Madge Gaffney and DFM.

                                           Blessing of candles for church & home &

                                           blessing of throats.

Tues. 5th Feb   9.30am 

Thurs 7th Feb   9.30am

Fri. 8th Feb       7.30pm

Sun. 10th Feb   11.00am         Michael Brady, Lonoogs. Months Mind.


If you have family members in Hospital who would like a visit from a Priest of the Parish, please inform Fr. Donal. Lists are no longer available, so it is not possible to know who is in hospital unless the priest is informed.


St. Blaise: his feast falls on 3rd February

St. Blaise was a bishop in Sebastea in what is now called Armenia when Roman Imperial soldiers began to persecute the Christians 311 AD. So he had to flee for his life and lived in a cave in the mountains. But eventually he was discovered and captured. While he was dragged off to prison, a mother came with her young son who had fish bone lodged in his throat. At 'St.Blaise's command the child was able to cough up the bone. St. Blaise knew what it was to suffer for Jesus name and he became a martyr in 316 AD.


Denn Toddler Playgroup: Enrolment forms are available for The ECCE year September 2019/20 for the Denn Toddler Playgroup, Crosskeys. Parents/Guardians can email to receive a form or they can be got at the preschool. Closing date for the forms is 31st March.


Denn GFC Blotto for Monday 28th January 2019.

Winning Number's  2, 20, 24, 29. No Jackpot winner. €25 winners Bernard Keogh, Paul Maher, Brian Harten, Joan, Bred & Conor McCabe Mrs Elizabeth Donohoe.  Next draw in The Den on Monday 4th Feb. Jackpot €1,900


 Denn Running Club All ages, levels and abilities and communities are welcome to join us at St. Matthews Park on every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm and each Saturday morning for the next 6 weeks at Kingspan Breffni Park as we take part in "Project Healthy U".


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Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102