St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                        Mass Intentions.

Sat 3rd March (7:30pm)           Peggy & Louis Galligan. Anniversary Mass.

Mon 5th March (7:15pm)                                     

Wed 7th March (8:00pm)                   Johnny, Norbert and Charlie Smith.                 

Sat 10th March (7:30pm)         John Pat Smith. M.M.M.           



Confirmation will be administered on Friday 16th March at 6pm. For the last number of years a collection has been taken up at all Confirmation ceremonies throughout the diocese. This collection is taken up to help finance the Diocesan Youth Minister.

St. Patrick's Day:

The mass of the vigil of St. Patrick will be at 8pm to enable me to get there on time.

World Meeting of Families:

Thanks to all those who brought in the collection envelope for the World Meeting of Families. Perhaps those who forgot can find the envelope in their packet. The estimate for the cost of the visit is €20,000,000 but Norah Casey has taken on the task of raising €15,000,000. Beat that!

Down Syndrome:

If you were to travel the length and breadth of England you would see very few Down Syndrome Teenagers, the reason for this is that 90% of babies with Down Syndrome are aborted before they get a chance to live. A dreadful statistic, imagine being killed like this.

St. Joseph Young Priest Society:

Meeting on Monday evening after the rosary.

Lenten Retreat Day: led by Des Corrigan S.M.A. 10-5pm on March 10th in  Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry.

Pro-Life: A major Pro-Life rally has been arranged to take place in Dublin on March 10th. a Bus will leave Cavan Bus office at 10am Saturday morning March 10th. Please book in time by phone 087-2549960 to facilitate in accommodating all who are interested in travelling.

Camogie: Fundraising quiz and medal presentation on Saturday March 10th  at 9pm in Crosskeys Inn. Table of 4: €20. Your support would be appreciated.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place on 26th Feb, 2018. The winning numbers were; 8, 12, 24 & 25. The weekly winners of €25 were; Sharon McCaul, Pullafree, Dylan Maguire, Loonogs, Kathleen Maguire Loonogs, Tom Smith Togher, Linda & Ella McSherry. Next draw will be on Monday 5th March in the Tank. Jackpot €5,550

Church Collections:

Crosskeys:    Sun 25th Feb: €610           Crosskeys Building Fund Feb: €1,300

Drumavaddy:  Sat 24th Feb: €900          Candles: €93

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                  St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                                  Mass Intentions.

Sun 4th March (11.00am)        People of the Parish.

Tue 6th March (9:30am)        

Thur 8th March (9:30am)                                     

Fri 9th March (7.30pm)           Joe & Ann Brady Tullytrain. Anniversary Mass.

Sun 11th March(11:00am)        Paddy Brady, Banahoe. Anniversary Mass


Getting married in 2018.  If you are getting married in 2018 you will need to book a pre-marriage course. Bookings can be made at Pastoral Centre, Cavan; 049-4375004. You will also need to notify the Registrar of Marriages in order to have your marriage registered civilly. The number to contact here is 049-4371709. Three months notification is required by Law.

Cuan Cavan Cancer Support Centre: The Cuan Cavan Cancer Support Centre is now open; Mon, Wed & Fri, 10-1pm and 2-4pm at Keadue, Cavan (near the Cathedral) This service is available to all Cancer patients and their family members, where they can avail of our free confidential service (by appointment) and free complementary therapies (also by appointment). For further information please see our Facebook page Cuam Cancer Social Support Group or phone 086-4556632.

Entrance Hymn:

                             Amazing Grace.

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

that saved   now I’m found,                      How precious did that grace appear

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



                             Father we adore you.

Father, we adore you.                  Jesus, we adore you.       Spirit, we adore you.

Lay our lives before you.                Lay our lives before you.            Lay our lives before you.

How we love you.                         How we love you.              How we love you.


                              Be Still and Know.

Be still and know that I am God.               In thee, O Lord, I put my trust, 

Be still and know that I am God,               In thee, O Lord, I put my trust, 

Be still and know that I am God.               In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.             


I am the Lord that healeth thee, (x3)



                              Bind us Together.

Bind us together, Lord bind us together.   There is only one God.

With cords that cannot be broken            .           There is only one King.

Bind us together, Lord bind us together.   There is only one body.

 Lord, bind us together with love.             That is why we can sing.