St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.


Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.


Sat. 2nd Mar. 7.30pm.                        Tommy Reilly, Ardlougher 1st Anniversary.

                                                               Nancy Allen Months Mind.               

                                                               Tommy Galligan, Month’s Mind

                                                               Johnny Smith, Pullakeel & DFM

Mon. 4th Mar. 7.15pm                     

Wed. 6th Mar. 8.00pm                      ASH WEDNESDAY            

Sat.   9th  Mar. 7.30pm.                     Patsy Donohoe, Ryefort 1st Anniversary Mass 



Dates for your diary.

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


Parish Finance Committee. There will be a meeting of the parish Finance Committee in the Sacristy, Crosskeys, at 8.00pm on Monday 4th March.


Church Collection: Sat 23rd /Sunday 24th Feb

Crosskeys:            Offertory Collection.  €730

Crosskeys:            Lourdes Collection.    €350

Drumavaddy:     Offertory Collection €483

Lourdes Collection €145.


Lent, a season of preparation.

Next Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, signals the beginning of Lent, our 40 days of preparation for Easter. It is a traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality that a constituent part of repentance, of turning away from sin and back to God, includes some form of penance, without which the Christian is unlikely to remain on the narrow path and be saved. Christ Himself said that His disciples would fast once He had departed. The general law of penance, therefore, is part of the law of God for man.


St Joseph Young Priest  Society Meeting in Drumavaddy Church after Rosary on Monday evening.


Getting married.  If you are getting married in 2019/2020 you will need to book a pre-marriage course. Bookings can be made at Pastoral Centre, Cavan; 049-4375004. You will also need to notify the Registrar of Marriages in order to have your marriage registered civilly. The number to contact here is 049-4371709. Three months notification is required by Law.


Eucharistic Adoration.

This is the greatest blessing we have, after Holy Mass. Presently we need people to keep Jesus company from 12 – 1pm and 7-8pm. It will be greatly appreciated by organisers. Jesus will thank you and bless you.

Please contact Anna Brady. 085-1048609 or Oliver Ferguson.




St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.


Mass Times.                  Mass Intentions.


Sun.   3rd Mar.   11.00am          

Tues.  5th Mar.    9.30am

Wed.  6th Mar.    7.30pm            ASH WEDNESDAY

Thurs 7th Mar     9.30am           

Fri.     8th Mar.    7.30pm            Anne & Joe Brady and DFM, Tullytraine

Sun.  10th Mar   11.00am           FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT


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.


Denn GFC Blotto for Monday 25th February 2019.

Winning Number's  2,13,14,28

No Jackpot winner.

€25 winners Maisie Gaffney, Crosskeys N.S., Kathleen & Tommie Sheehan, Patricia Donoghue O'Reilly, Noel Brady, Ballinagh.

Next draw in The Den on Monday 4th March Jackpot €2100


Denn GFC. Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The main focus of the celebration will be around the August Bank Holiday Weekend when, amongst a host of other events, a Book chronicling the history of our club will be launched on Thursday 1st August with a drama depicting the characters of the club will be staged on Friday August 2nd. There will be many other events over the weekend – details will be released in coming weeks


Ballyjamesduff Musical Society: ‘FROLICS The Best of Times’  in St. Joseph’s Hall, Ballyjamesduff.  Show dates Thurs. 7th/ Fri. 8th/ Sat. 9th March evening shows, Sunday 10th March Matinee, Thurs. 14th/ Fri. 15th/ Sat. 16th March evening shows. Booking office in St. Joseph’s Hall with open Thurs. 28th  Feb..  Tel 049 855 1000.


Denn Toddler Playgroup, Crosskeys. Enrolment Forms are available for the Free ECCE year September 2019/2020. Parents/Guardians can email to receive a form or they can be got at the preschool. Closing date for forms is 31st of March 2019.


Cuan Cavan Cancer Support Centre: The Cuan Cavan Cancer Support Centre is now open; Mon, Wed & Fri, 10-1pm and 2-4pm at Keadue, Cavan (near the Cathedral) This service is available to all Cancer patients and their family members, where they can avail of our free confidential service (by appointment) and free complementary therapies (also by appointment). For further information please see our Facebook page Cuan Cancer Social Support Group or phone 086-4556632.


Email:         Website:

Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102