St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 5th Aug (11:00am)        Blessing of the Graves.   

Sat 11th July (7:30pm)       Kathleen Hyland 9th Anniversary.                     


Blessing of the graves: in Drumavaddy after 11am Mass this Sunday the 5th August. Please remember to bring along with you holy water to bless your graves.


Gerard May suggests that there are two kinds of addictions  namely process addictions such as angry perfectionism, compulsive fear an overweening need for approval etc and substance addiction. He also suggest that addictions can be looked at from two perspectives. Firstly there are attraction addictions, i.e. ones in which we find something pleasurable-eating, TV, smoking. Secondly there are aversion addiction i.e. ones where we find something repulsive-fear of failure, aversion to pain. While many of us think that only certain groups of people such as alcoholics are addicted, the fact is that all of us suffer from addiction . A new wave of addictions are coming into our lives as adults who have phones check their phones every 12 minutes on average. The impact this is having on family relationship is seriously damaging people ability to engage in conversation. The World Health Organization has now identified a new psychological, condition in young boys which needs professional help in order to free them from their smart phone addiction.

Collectors Aug: Matt Kiernan, Sean Gaffney, Crumlin, & Patsy Lynch.

Altar Society: Rosellen Cooke, Anne Clarke, Mary McPhillips & Philomena Reilly.

Reader: Carmel Galligan.

Denn Community Fun weekend 3-5th Aug 

Fri 3rd Aug - Play in Drumavaddy Hall "The Pope Comes To Drumavaddy" followed by music by Ian Pickens/ Sat Night - Karaoke in Tank Bar/Sun Blessing of Graves in Drumavaddy @11am followed by Community Funday in Crosskeys pitch starting @1pm sharp. Follow it on Facebook 

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on Mon 30th July, 2018.  The winning numbers were; 11,12,23,26 The weekly winners of €25 were Rachel Smith, Tullytrain, Oisin & Aoife Callaghan, Carmel Conaty Carn, Agnes Tierney & John & Ann Callaghan, Pullafree.  Next draw: Monday the 6th  August in The Carraig Springs. Jackpot: €1,750

Church Collections: Drumavaddy:28th Aug:  €429        Candles: €164      

Crosskeys:  29th July: €815 Building Fund July: €700  Candles: €280

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102no

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          St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                    Mass Intentions.

Sat 4th Aug (7:30pm)    Vigil Mass Jim McDonnagh Anniversay Mass

Sun 12th Aug (11.00am) Sean Maguire.  8th Anniversary

                                         Michael Smith Lishenry Lane, 

Mass for 15th Aug will be on Wed Evening at 7:30pm due to Painting of        the Church. 


Please Note the parish email address for future correspondences



Collectors for August. Eugene Smith & John McBreen.


This is the day, this is the day.                This is the day that the Lord has made.

That the Lord has made,                         We will rejoice and be glad in it.

That the Lord has made.                             This is the day, this is the day.

We will rejoice, We will rejoice,                 That the Lord has made.

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.


Be still for the presence of the Lord.       Be still for the glory of the Lord

The Holy One is here.                             Is shining all around.

Come bow before Him now                        He burns with holy fire.

With reverence and fear.                                    With splendor he is crowned.

In him no sin is found.                              How awesome is the sight.

We stand on holy ground.                         Our radiant King of light.

Be still for the presence of the Lord       Be still the glory of the Lord

The Holy one is here                               Is shining all around..


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

As I Knee before you.         Chorus -

As I kneel before you,                 Ave Maria.                          All I have I give you,

As I bow my head in prayer,        Gratia plena,                     Every dream and wish are yours,

Take this day, make it yours                       Dominus tecum.                 Mother of Christ, Mother of mine,

and fill me with your love.           Benedicta tu.                      Present them to my Lord.

Amazing Grace:

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