St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                               Mass Intentions.

Sat 2nd Sept (7:30pm)             Benny Comiskey, 1st Anniversary.

Mon 4th Sept  (9:30am)                    

Sat 9th Sept (7:30pm)             Shane Cahill, 9th Anniversary Mass


Feast-day of Peter Claver 9th September.

Peter Claver joined the Jesuits as a young Spaniard and he left his homeland in 1610 to be a missionary in what is now called Colombia. At this time the city of Cartegena was the centre of the infamous slave trade where 10,000 slaves per year crossed the Atlantic from West Africa. The travel conditions were so bad than an estimated one third of the passengers died in transit. As these slaves had no toilet facilities and were standing in their own excrement for the six week long journey, they were covered in sores of all kinds. So Peter Claver would give them medicine, food,  bread, brandy and fruit. He availed of the help of interpreters to communicate to them their dignity as God's children. During the 40 years of his ministry in Cartegena he instructed and baptised an estimated 300,000 slaves.  

Palestinian Christians. This weekend we will have our Annual collection for the Palestinian Christians This will be taken up as a second. collection after communion in both churches.

Care of the Earth: Pope Francis has written beautifully about our responsibility to care for the environment. A discussion group will meet to reflect on the Pope’s words in his letter on the environment, Laudato Si’, at the Pastoral Centre Cavan, each Tue evening in Sept at 8pm, commencing on Tue 5th September.  All are welcome to attend.

St. Joseph's Young Priest Society. Meeting after the Rosary on Mon evening the 4th

The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima departs on Thursday 14th September next.  Anyone who would like petitions/donations brought to the shrine are invited to send them to The Fatima Pilgrimage Office, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan before Wednesday 13th September 2017 please.            

Age & Opportunity: Day Tour to Share Centre Derrylin on Thur Sept 14th, bus leaving

Crosskeys at 10am and returning at 8pm, cost €45. To book a seat please phone Evelyn 049-4371326 or Margaret on 049-8544582.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 28th Aug. The winning numbers were; 1, 16, 21 & 24 The weekly winners of €25 were Dolores Cahill,  Gabriel McCaul, Sean Brady, Frank Smith  & Stanley Heaslip. There was no jackpot winner: Next draw will be on Monday the 4th Sept, in The Den.  Jackpot: €4,250.

Church Collection:

Drumavaddy  26th August:     €573 .                  Drumavaddy Building Fund Aug,  520.

Crosskeys:  Sun 27th August: €1,025 .                Crosskeys: Building Fund Aug,    €865.                                     

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                   St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 3rd Sept (11.00am)          Kevin Gormley, Anniversary Mass.

Sun 10th Sept (11:00am)         Hugh Lynch, Anniversary Mass.


Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Patrick Smith, England (late of Corglass) whose funeral took place in Crosskeys on Thur last. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations: To Patricia & Eugene Smith, who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last weekend. They are wished many more years of good health and happiness.     

Entrance Hymn.                                      

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound            T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.                        and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                            How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                               the hour I first believed

Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.           

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair.

Make us your own, your holy people,               Your word alone has power to save us.  

Light for the world to see,                          Make us your living voice.

                                      Christ, be our light!

                                    Shine in our hearts.

                                    Shine through the darkness.

                                     Christ, be our light. Shine in

                                        your church gathered today.

Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

Lay your hands.

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)