St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.

Sat 3rd Feb (7:30pm)              People of the Parish.      

Mon 5th Feb (7:15pm)              Peter & Mainey Galligan. Katie, Paddy & Peter                                             Galligan.                                

Wed 7th Feb (8:00pm)             John, Mary Phil Denning & Phil Fleming & Mena                                                       Flood.                                                      

Sat 10th Feb (7:30pm)             Rose Galligan 1st Anniversary.     

St. Mark's Gospel:

This year we read St. Mark's gospel which was the first gospel to be written down. The vast majority of the people living in the time of St. Mark 70 A.D. could not read, in fact only one in ten could do so. Generally information was passed on by word of mouth. For hundreds of years there would have been few copies of the New Testament because books were very expensive for the simple reason that the books were written on vellum made from the skin of sheep. It took a monk three years to put New Testament on the sheep skin and it took 900 hides to contain the full narrative. This all changed with the discovery of the printing press in the 15th century and then bibles became available to all. Mark was "The Secretary" of Peter so will reflect Peter's understanding of Jesus.

St. Valentine's Day: This initiative is inspiring by The Joy of Love, a letter from Pope Francis to the world, where he emphasises the fundamental importance of time together and personal communication as foundations for a love that lasts.

As part of the Preparation for the World Meeting of Families, an opportunity to talk

and reflect about family life will be offered in three locations in our diocese on a particular Saturday in Lent. We are calling this time of reflection- Let's Talk Family. To learn more about it please come along to an introductory evening on Wednesday 7th February in the Pastoral Centre, Cavan at 7pm. Given that St. Valentine's Day falls this year on Ash Wednesday this is a good year to think outside the chocolate box!

Denn Running Club: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 8pm. Run, walk or jog with your community: €2 per night per adult and €1 per child. All proceeds go to Denn Juveniles. Come along this week, no obligation to pay while you decide if this is for you. Note: If you are not a member of Denn G.A.A. already, social membership needs to be paid at €10 to cover insurance while using the G.A.A.  facilities. Community running club members will have access to G.A.A. Gym once there is no schedule conflict with the G.A.A. teams.  On occasions where weather may prevent outdoor exercise we may do all or part of the session in the Gym.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 29th Jan 2018.  The winning numbers were; 4, 8, 19 & 24. The weekly winners of €25 were; Seamus Cahill, Drumavaddy, Ita Tierney, Gary Connell, Ballinamuck, Fionan & Ciara Callaghan, Larry O'Shea. Next draw on Monday 5th February, 2018 in The Tank.  Jackpot: €5,350.

Church Collections: Crosskeys: Sun 28th Jan:1,080  Building Fund Jan: €995                     

                      Drumavaddy:  Sat 27th Jan: €1,741

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 4th Feb (11.00am)           Andrew Maguire.

Tue 6th Feb (9:30am)                        

Thur 8th Feb (9:30am)                              

Fri 9th Feb   (7.30pm)             Andy & Rose McBreen.   

Sun 11th Feb (11:00am) Madge Gaffney.



Pastoral Council: Meeting Monday the 12th February at 8:30pm in Drumavaddy.

Denn Age & Opportunity: Are invited to join Kilnaleck Group on Wednesday the 7th 

of February from 2pm to 5pm.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers John Pat Smith, Drumavaddy whose

funeral took place last weekend. May he rest in peace.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Mattie Morgan, late of Drumavaddy whose funeral took place this weekend in Mullingar. May he rest in peace.

St. Joseph Young Priest Society: Meeting after rosary on Monday evening in Drumavaddy.



Seek ye first the kingdom of God             Ask, and it shall be given unto you:

And his righteousness. and all these         Seek, and you shall find. 

things shall be added unto you.                 Knock, and it shall be open unto you

Hallelu, Hallelujah! x 2                             Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Offertory: Here I am Lord

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                         I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                      I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                     Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                   Whom shall I send?       


I the Lord of wind and flame                       Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?

I will attend the poor and                             I have heard you calling in the night.

 lame.  I will set a feast                                I will go Lord, if you lead me.

 for them. My hand will save.                        I will hold your people in my heart.

Communion: Be Not Afraid:

You shall cross the barren desert                        You shall speak your words in

but you shall not die of thirst, you                        foreign lands, and will understand.

wander far in safety, through you             You shall see the face of God and

do not know the way.                               live.

Chorus: Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

This is the day:

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

That the Lord has made, that the Lord    made We will rejoice and be

has made We will rejoice, we will rejoice,   glad in it. This is the day this is              

and be glad in it, and be glad in it                the day that the Lord has made.