St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

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

Mon 5th June (11:00am) Denning, Flemming & Flood families. 

Wed 7th June (8:00pm)            Deceased Gaffney family, Arkill.             

Sat 10th June (7:30pm)           Maureen, Ashling & Daniel McGovern. 


 Feast of Pentecost:

As a Jewish festival, the feast of Pentecost was celebrated on the 50th day

after the Passover. Its start on the fiftieth day caused it to be called

Pentecost which derives from the Greek word for fifty. The Israelite farmer

was expected to dedicate a portion of the first fruits of his grain to the Lord

as a token of recognition that it is God who protects the crops. So the church

used this Jewish Festival of Pentecost to celebrate the first fruits, a new

harvesting of souls.


Safeguarding Sunday: Takes place this Sunday. Our annual Safeguarding Sunday will be held weekend 3/4 June. The purpose of Safeguarding Sunday is to create awareness of Safeguarding in our parishes and diocese. It recognizes the significant contribution of the faithful in ensuring that our Diocesan Safeguarding Policies are being adhered to.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday the 18th June.  Bus will collect in Crosskeys at 8am, Tank at 8:15am and Drumcrow at 8:30am. To book a place on the bus contact Michael Cahill, Ardkill on 049-4336703 if you wish to travel.


Camogie: Thank you to the Sliabh Glah Drama Group for their kind donation to our club. Always much appreciated. No Primary School Training this Monday-it will resume following week.

Denn Juvenile Committee Summer Raffle.

Are having a Summer Mega Raffle. Great prizes to be won including a 50 inch Led HD Ready TV and 1 night B & B in Cliff Lyons Hotel, Celbridge, beauty hamper & luxury Day Spa, Fit Bit watch, 10 inch Android Tablet, vouchers. Tickets on sale now.


Denn GFC : are holding a Mini Race Night in The Tank Bar on Friday June 9th with first race commencing at 9:30pm. Come and enjoy an enjoyable night at the races.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 29th May. The winning numbers were; 17, 22, 28, 30. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Dylan Maguire, Carmel Galligan, Catriona & Michael Keoghan, Catriona Brady & Thomas Smith. The next draw will be on Mon, the 5th June in The Carraig Springs. Jackpot: €3600.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 27th May  310.    Building Fund May:  €560.

                           Crosskeys:     28th May  700.    Building Fund May:  €1,150          

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 4th June (11:00am)             Paul Courtney, 1st Anniversary.

Tue 6th June  (9:30am)           

Thur 8th June (9:30am)

Fri 9th June (7:30pm)             Sean, Danny Fay & deceased family members.         

Sun 11th June (11:00am)         People of the Parish.      


Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting on 12th June at 9pm


Love is His word

Love is His word, Love is His way,             Love is His way, love is His mark,

Feasting with all, fasting alone,                 Sharing His last Passover feast.

Living and dying, rising again                      Christ at the table, host to the twelve Love,

Love only love is His way.                         only love, is His mark.

(Chorus)                                                 (Chorus)



Richer than gold is the love of my Lord.

Better than splendour and wealth.


God’s Spirit is in my Heart

God’s Spirit is in my heart He has called me and set me apart.

This is what I have to do, what I have to do


He sent me to give the Good News to the poor

Tell prisoners that they are prisoners no more

Tell blind people that they can see

And set the down trodden free

And go tell everyone the news that the

Kingdom of God has come


And go tell everyone

The news That God’s Kingdom has come.


Just as the Father sent me So I’m sending you

out to be,

My witnesses throughout the world, the whole of

the world


Recessional Hymn

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh one me,

Spirit of the living God, fall a fresh on me,

Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me