St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sun 6th Aug (11.00am)             Faithfully departed (Blessing of the Graves)  

Mon 7th Aug  (11.00am)           Annie Smith. Anniversary Mass.                     

Wed 9th Aug (8:00pm)            

Sat 12th Aug (7:30pm)             People of the Parish.              


The Rosary:

Early Christians wanted to recite the 150 psalms for the Hebrew Bible on a daily and weekly basis. Finding this task impossible they came up with this solution. The created the Rosary a string of 150 beads to help them remember and they included the Our Father. In the middle ages, Christians added the Hail Mary. As time went by the Apostles Creed was added as well as the Glory Be and Hail Holy Queen. These became known as the trimmings.

Recent death:

Prayers are requested for Margaret Riding (nee Corcoran) late of Newtown and Nottingham who died recently in England. May she rest in peace.

Novena Programme 2017

Join us for nine days of reflection and prayer for the National novena to Our Lady of Knock from the 14th-22nd Aug. Ceremonies will take place daily at 3pm and 8:30pm with daily guest speakers and workshops at 12 noon and from 6pm in the Rest & Care Centre on Monday 21st August, we will celebrate the launch of the World Meeting of Families

2018 Programme. Full details and schedule of speakers at

Annual Youth Day in Lough Derg:

Spend the day with other young people from the Diocese, connect and explore your faith together, in a day of community and pilgrimage at Lough Derg on Thursday the  17th August. To book your place please call Kathleen on 049-8544586 or Carina on 049-4375004 Ext 103.

Festival of The Hills:

Continues on this Monday 7th of  August,  with family fun day in Morgan's field  and U12 football match  Denn V Crosserlough commencing at 2pm. Your support would be much appreciated.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 31st July. The winning numbers were; 4, 14, 24 & 25. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; S & P Clarke, Ballinagh, Carmel Conaty, Carn, Eamon Smith, Peter Smith, Killatain & Michael Bernard Hyland. Next draw will be on Mon, 7th Aug in The Den.  Jackpot: €4,050.

Church Collection:

                         Drumavaddy 29th July: €420        Building Fund July:  €642                                     Crosskeys    30th July: €484         Building Fund July:  €980

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102


                            Web site    

                             St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sat 5th Aug (7:30pm)      Jim McDonagh. Anniversary Mass.         

Tue 8th Aug (9:30am)

Thur 10th Aug (9:30am)

Fri 11th Aug (7:30pm)       Ellie & Patrick Smith, Lackenduff & dec family members.

Sat 12th Aug (11.00am)   Bridie Brady. M.M.M.  

Sun 13th Aug (11:00am)   Sean Maguire Anniversary Mass.


Thanks to those who contributed to the collection last weekend total of €500.

Altar Society for August: Maura and Kay Smith.

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

Christ be our Light.

Longing for light, we wait in darkness           Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for truth, we turn to you,                Longing for hope, many despair. 

Make us your own, your holy people,             Your word alone has power to save us.    

Light for the world to see,                        Make us your living voice.

                                      Christ, be our light!

                                    Shine in our hearts.

                                    Shine through the darkness.

                                     Christ, be our light. Shine in

                                        your church gathered today.

Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

Lay your hands.

Lady of Knock:

There were people of all ages gathered         Through your message was unspoken,

around the gable wall poor and humble men      still the truth in silence lies as we  

and women, little children that you called         gaze upon your vision, and the truth I

we are gathered here before you, and our        try to find, here I stand with John the

hearts are just the same filled with joy at       teacher, and with Joseph at your side

such a vision, as we praise your name.               and I see the Lamb of God, on the altar

Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares     glorified. Golden Rose Queen of Ireland

 and troubles cease as we kneel with love        all my cares and trouble cease as we

before you, Lady of Knock, my Queen of           kneel with love before you Lady of   

Peace.                                                          Knock, my Queen of Peace

                      And the lamb will conquer and the woman

                      clothed in the sun will shine her light on everyone (x2)