Fr Martin Hayes

Bishop Elect of Kilmore



On Monday morning, 29 June 2020, the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo celebrated Mass for the feast of St Peter and Paul in the Cathedral of St Patrick & St Felim in Cavan. At the Mass Archbishop Okolo announced that Pope Francis had appointed Fr Martin Hayes, a priest of the archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, as Bishop-elect of the diocese of Kilmore. This is a happy day for the diocese of Kilmore because a successor to Bishop Leo O’Reilly has been appointed by the Vatican.

Please pray for Fr. Martin as he prepares for his Episcopal ordination later in the year.



St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.



Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.


Sat.    4th  July.      7.30pm.    James Donohoe, James and Mary Tully, Killnacreeva.

Mon.  6th July.       7.15pm.  

Wed.  8th July.       8.00pm.   .           

Fri.   10th July.       8.30pm.

Sat    11th  July.     7.30pm.    Phil & Mary Teresa, and Matt, Mary Anne Reilly Creamfield


Reader.             Caoimhe Skinnader..


St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.



Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.


Sun.     5th July.       11.00am.          

Tues.    7th July.          9.30am.          

Thurs   9th July.          9.30am.                      

Fri.     10th July.         7.30pm.

Sun.   12th July.      11.00am.            Jim McDonagh.


Dates for your diary.


Confirmation.                  3.00pm.    5th September 2020.

First Communion.           To be arranged.

Blessing of the graves.    Cancelled for 2020.



The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, a national freephone service 1800 80 70 77, is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. To offer comfort and support to anyone who has been impacted by bereavement during COVID-19, or is finding it more difficult to cope with a pre-Covid bereavement at this time?


ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


Due to the recent resignation of Oliver Ferguson, who has provided great service to the parish for so many years, the position of Sacristan in St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys will be advertised in due course.



Denn GAA.

Kelloggs Cúl Camps 2020: have been confirmed to go ahead at St. Matthews Park from Tuesday 4th  to Friday 7th August. Numbers are extremely limited at present however we expect that additional places will be allocated in the next few days. We will update members as details emerge


Senior training resumed last week with underage active over the past weekend. League competitions for our senior team will resume over the weekend of 17th  July with details to be disclosed shortly as to Juvenile activities for the year. Everyone needs to be conscious of the personal responsibility we all share to eliminate the virus. 


The draw for Rd 1 of this year’s Cullys Craft Bakery Junior Championship

took place last Sunday and pitted us against Swanlinbar. The game will be played on the weekend of August 7th with the venue yet to be decided




We recently commenced our on-line blotto. Until normal circumstances ordain we have varied our prizes to two winners each week whenever there is no overall winner. 

Last week the numbers drawn were 1/14/16 /23


There was No Jackpot winner.


€25 winners are:


1. Jim Hyland

2. Brian Reilly Dunboyne.


Our jackpot is now €4800 and everyone is welcome to play on line at




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Fr. Donal Kilduff:      049 4336102