St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                             Mass Intentions.

Sat 4th Nov (7:30pm)              Bassie & Hugh McSherry.

Mon 6th Nov (7:15pm)             Altar list of the dead.

Wed 8th Nov (8:00pm)             Jim & Tess Cobey.                 

Sat 11th Nov (7:30pm)            Margaret Cahill, 1st Anniversary.

November All Souls.

 1. From 12 noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have

 confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our 

 Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary

 indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and when there reciting one Our Father 

 and the  Apostle’s Creed.

This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be

 made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November.

 Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1st to 8th November.

 2. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary 

 indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 

 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Mrs. May McConnell, Glencurran whose funeral took place in Drumavaddy last weekend. May she rest in peace.

Kilmore Diocesan Pioneer Association (PTAA). Annual social evening is on Sun 19th Nov. Mass at 3:30 in Belturbet Chapel followed by Dinner in The Seven Horseshoes.  Tickets: €25. Tickets available from Rosaleen 087-2450692, Hugh 083-4841714. 

Science of The Circus: will take place in Drumavaddy Community Centre on Sunday Nov 12th at 2pm. Admission Free. Explore the science behind the thrills and spills of the circus. A fun filled  laugh out loud science show suitable for all the Family.

Science of Mindfulness: Mon 13th Nov at 7pm in Drumavaddy Community Centre. Free admission. Mindfulness helps; balance mood, improves sleep, digestion, the immune system & our capacity to deal with stress. Come along to hear about the research.

Equine Kinesiology:  In Drumavaddy Community Centre on Thur 16th Nov at 7pm. Kinesiology is an energetic and holistic treatment, which looks at the horse as a whole.

Camogie: Congrats to our minors who had a very convincing win over Laragh last Mon. Final is on Sat 18th Nov at 4:30 on 3G Pitch. 

Cash for Clobber-(unwanted clothing all ages) can be left at Drumavaddy C.C or Crosskeys Pitch before Nov 28th  (087-9420001)

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 30th Oct. The winning numbers were; 3, 10, 12 & 22. The weekly winners of €25 were; Olivia Kiernan, Michael McEnaney, Virginia, Slowey's Hardware, BJD, John Brady, Blackbull, Martin Donohoe, Glencurran. No jackpot winner: Draw Mon 6th Nov in The Tank.  Jackpot: €4,700.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 28th Oct €645     Building Fund Oct: €640

                     Crosskeys:   29th Oct €875      Building Fund Oct: €1,135

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                 St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                             Mass Intentions.

Sun 5th Nov (11:00am)           Altar list of the dead.

Tue 7th Nov (9:30am)            Altar list of the dead.

Thur 9th Nov (9:30am)            Altar list of the dead.     

Fri 10th Nov (7:30pm)            Margaret & Matty McBreen.                                   

Sun 12th Nov (11.00am)          Francis Brady. Anniversary Mass.  


Tree of remembrance in both churches for the month of November. 

First Communion: Preparation on Sunday 19th November.

Confirmation: Preparation on Sunday 26th November.

Crosskeys Finance Committee: Meeting Monday the 13th Nov at 8pm in the Sacristy.

Recent death: Please remember in your prayers Michael Fay (late of Kilnacor) whose funeral took place in New Jersey, U.S.A. on Monday last. May he rest in peace.

Age & Opportunity:

AGM on Monday 6th November at 8:30pm in Crosskeys to organise Christmas Party.

St. Benan’s Pastoral Area: consisting of the parishes of Killann, Knockbride, Kilmainhamwood and Moybologue in the Diocese of Kilmore, wish to employ a Pastoral Assistant on a fixed term contract to organise pre-sacramental preparation programme and Adult Formation. Requirements include a Degree in Theology some relevant experience, current driving licence and use of a car. Application in writing along with Curriculum Vitae and references to Fr. Michael Router P.P. V.F Virginia Rd, Bailieborough Cavan. Closing date Fri 17th November.


Going home, going home,                              Mother’s there expecting me.                

I’m going home.                                          Father’s waiting too.  

Quiet-like, some still day,                                                    Lots of folk gathered there.

I’m just going home.                                               All the friends I knew.  

It’s not far just close by                                All the friends I knew.                                    

through an open door.

 Work all done, care laid by, 

 going to fear no more.

In Bread we bring you, Lord.

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But stand

united now, in one belief. Oh we have gladly heard

your word, your holy word, and now in answer Lord

our gifts we bring. Our selfish hearts make true,

our failing faith renew, our lives belong to you, our Lord and King.

There is a Place.

There's a time for remembering, a time to recall.

The trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls.

There's a time to be grateful for moments so blest,

The jewels of our memory where love is our guest.