St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sat 4th Feb (7:30pm)             Aidan Ward. 1st Anniversary.   

Mon 6th Feb (7:15pm)                   

Wed 8th Feb (8:00pm)            

Sat 11th Feb (7:30pm)        Tommy Galligan. Anniversary Mass.


The Role of the Family:

The International Conference on the Role of the Family in the Life of the People of the world is taking place in Dublin 2018. There are prayer cards at the back of the church for us to pray for the goals of the conference. Perhaps you take up one of these on the way out and keep it in your book of regular prayers that you say.

Knock Pilgrimage to New York

A special pilgrimage to New York from Knock will take place from 8th -14th May. Flying directly from Ireland West Airport to JFK, the pilgrimage offers the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip.

Itinerary includes a Requiem Mass on Sat 13th at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock witnesses which will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Dolan.

If you would like to find out more or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operator Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410800 or

Drumavaddy Social & Development Group are seeking new people to join our Group with new ideas and enthusiasm. New members will not be requested to fill any officer

positions and as Our Loan will be paid off this year, we as a Group will not be focusing on fundraising as much but rather keeping the group alive to maintain The Community Centre and keep the Community active  with Community Activities. If you would like to find out more, you are invited to attend Our A.G.M. on Mon Feb 13th at 8.30 pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre

St Joseph's Young Priest Society: Meeting after rosary on Monday evening.

Indoor Camogie: continues on Mon evenings in Drumavaddy from 6-7pm for 1st -3rd class and 7-8pm for 4th -6th class. New members always welcome. Congrats to Martha Reilly & Aoife O'Reilly and the Loreto College Team who were crowned Ulster Senior Camogie Champions on Thursday last beating St. Patricks's Academy Dungannon .

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 30th January.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;9,19,28,29. €25 winners were: Paul Crosby c/o The Den, Jack, Oran & Oisin Smith, Rosaleen Galligan, Gerry Soroghan & Mary Kiernan. Next draw on Monday 6th February, 2017, in Crosskeys Inn.  Jackpot €2,750.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy:  28th Jan:  €500        Building Fund for Jan:  €1,265

                             Crosskeys:      29th Jan: €1,013       Building Fund for Jan:  €1,250

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:



                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sun 5th Feb (11:00am)            Brenda, Teresa & Peter Sorahan. Anniversary Mass.

Tue 7th Feb (9:30am)                   

Thur 9th Feb (9:30am)          

Fri 10th Feb (7:30pm)            Patsy & Dot Fay and deceased family members.      

Sun 12th  Feb (11:00am)         Andy Maguire Anniversary Mass.  


Confirmation & First Communion Class preparation is on Saturday18th February   

at the 7:30pm Mass in Drumavaddy.

Kilmore Diocese Pioneers Association:

Calling all Pioneers from Kinlough to Kilmainhamwood and everywhere in between. Meeting on Tue February 7th at 8:30pm in The Seven Horse Shoes Belturbet. Your attendance and input would be very much appreciated.

Recent death. Please remember in your prayers Tony O'Brien Dublin (brother in law of Eilis O'Brien, Carrickatubber, whose funeral took place in Dublin last week. May he rest in peace.


Entrance Hymn.                                       

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


I watch the sunrise lighting the                        I watch the sunlight shine through the clouds

sky casting its shadows near,                            warming the earth below.       

And on this morning bright though                    and at the mid-day life seems to say

it be. I feel those shadows near me.                 I feel your brightness near me

For  you are always close to me                          For you are always close to me

following all my ways, May I be                         following all my ways, May I be always

always close to you, following all your                close to you, following all your ways, Lord.

ways, Lord.

Communion: Be Not Afraid:

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

but you shall not die of thirst, you shall             lands, and all will understand. You shall see

wander far in safety, though you do not            the face of God and live.

know the way,


                          Be not afraid, I go before you always

                                      Come follow me, and I will give you rest



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.