St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                          Mass Intentions.

Sat 4th March (7:30pm)            Louis & Peggy Galligan.

Mon 6th March (7:15pm)                      

Wed 8th March (8:00pm)

Sat 11th March (7:30pm)            Tommy Reilly 3rd Anniversary


Trocaire, Torocaire, Trocaire: Can you please bring home the Trocaire pouch and assemble it in a spot in the kitchen where it will be easy to remember it.

Jesus temptation in the desert:

The fact that there is a description of Jesus temptation in the desert and there was nobody else present indicates that Jesus thought it was important that the apostles knew of this experience. Nobody would go out into the desert on their own for fear of not been able to find their way back. He wants us to follow him into the desert where there are no signposts.

St. Joseph's Young Priest Society: Rosary after Mass on Monday evening.

The Movement to remove the 8th Amendment from our Constitution has serious implications for Ireland: Calling all people who care about protecting life. Sadly Our Country has possibly one last opportunity to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Your help is urgently requested to attend a Prolife information session in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan on 22nd March at 7:30pm. For more information contact 087-3627533

Age & Opportunity: Wish to thank the family of the late Charles Reilly, Pullakeel for their generous donation to them.

Drumavaddy Social & Development Group: held a very successful AGM  recently. They welcome their new members and wish the following officers a successful year in 2017. Chairperson: Anne Marie Gaffney, Vice Chairperson: Michael Galligan, Secretary  Andrew Galligan, Assistant Secretary: Geraldine Mc Sherry, Treasurer : Sean Mc Cabe, Assistant Treasurer : Charles Mc Sherry.

Denn GFC Club Membership 2017 Club Membership is now due. In order to be entitled
to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club. Rates are the same as in 2016. Adult membership is €40 and Student / Under 18 is €20. Anyone that uses the club's facilities, even if it is only walking around the pitch must be fully paid up members to be insured. Social membership is also available for both individuals and families. Individual social membership costs €15 and Family social membership costs €30. Contact any committee member.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 27th February.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 3,4,22,25. €25 winners were: Sean & Carina Kiernan, Gerry Soraghan, Collette, Emer & Fiona Smith, Crosskeys N.S. & Gareth Rothwell. Next draw on Monday 6th March, 2017 in Crosskeys Inn.  Jackpot €2,950.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy:  25th Feb  585.        Building Fund: Feb: €1,085.

                           Crosskeys:     26th Feb   €789        Building Fund Feb: €856.

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:


                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 5th March(11:00am)         Patrick Brady, Banahoe.  5th Anniversary Mass.

Tue 7th  March (9:30am)

Thur 9th March (9:30am)         

Fri 10th March (7:30pm)         Joe & Ann Brady Tullytane. Anniversary Mass.           

Sun 12th March (11:00am)         Tommy Brady. Anniversary Mass.                    


Crosskeys Church Finance Committee;

Meeting this  Monday 6th March in the Sacristy at 8pm all members are asked to please attend.

Lourdes : every 2nd year we have a special collection for the support of the invalids passage to Lourdes so we will have a second collection  after holy communion this weekend in both churches.

Kilmore Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes: from the 27th May to 1st June for more information please contact Fr. Kevin Fay Lavey on 049-4330018 or 087-8579968

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.