St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 5th Nov (7:30pm)              Altar List of the Dead..

Mon 7th Nov (7:15pm)             Altar List of the Dead.                    

Wed 9th Nov (8:00pm)             Frank & Mary Finnegan & Joe Smith                     

Sat 12th Oct (7:30pm)                Hugh & Bassie McSherry            


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 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.

Altar List:

You will find a leaflet in your box if you wish to write down your list of names to be included in the Altar List of the dead for the month of November.

Pastoral Council:

We will have a meeting of the Pastoral Council on Mon 14th November in Drumavaddy sacristy, at 8:30pm. As the next step in the process we need to put in place a new Chairperson and Secretary as we will have to nominate people to represent us on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. We need to be able to send the names of the officers of the Parish Pastoral Council for 2016-2020 to the Pastoral Centre, Cavan. by 23rd  Nov.

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

Annual Mass. Mass for deceased priests and bishops of the diocese, which takes place after the November Conference at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 16th November in the chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan.

November Series of Talks on Bereavement and Loss in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan - Wed 9th Nov  at 7:30pm Guest speaker Bairbre Cahill, columnist with The Irish Catholic. and author of the acclaimed book "Living with Grief-Walking the Spiral". €5 subscription would be appreciated. refreshments served afterwards. All welcome.

Indoor Camogie: will begin on Mon evening next 7th Nov 6-7pm for 1st-3rd class,

 7-8pm for 4th -6th class. Registration form will be given out through school on Mon.

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 31st Oct.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

3, 14, 23 & 29 . €25 winners were: Tommie Donohoe, Lavey, Louise & Brian c/o The Tank, Pat Loftus, Ballinagh, Brady Family, Corglass & Paddy McInerney Ballyjamesduff.

Next draw on Mon the 7th Nov  in The Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot €2,150.

Church Collection: Crosskeys:  30th Oct: €1,095.  Crosskeys Building Fund Oct: €1,475.

                              Drumavaddy: 29th Oct: €403.  Drumavaddy Building Fund Oct: €615.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                           St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 6th Nov (11:00am)               Seamus Keoghan, Killatain.

Tue 8th Nov  (9:30am)         

Thur 10th Nov (9:30am)

Fri 11th Nov  (7:30pm)                 Michael Coleman.                         

Sun 13th Nov (11:00am)              Altar list of the dead.


Confirmation & First Communion:

The Confirmation Class begin their preparation for the sacrament on Sat 19th Nov.

The First Communion Class begin their preparation for the sacrament on Sat 26th Nov.          

Tree of Remembrance:

A Tree of Remembrance will be erected in both churches so that you can hang the names of your love ones on it for the month of November.

Age and Opportunity: Meeting in Crosskeys Resource Centre on Thurs 10th November, at 9pm, for all the helpers to make preparation for the Age & Opportunity Christmas Party.

Entrance Hymn.

I watch the sunrise:                                       

                                               In Bread we bring you, Lord

In bread we bring you Lord, our bodies labour.                   And now in answer Lord our      

In wine, we offer you our spirits grief. We do                    gifts we bring, Our selfish    

not ask you, Lord who is my neighbour? But                      hearts make true our failing            

stand united now, in one belief Oh we have                       faith renew, our lives belong               

gladly heard your word, your holy word,                            to you Our Lord and King.


                                  (Communion) "The Cloud's Veil"

Even though the rain hides the stars                                   Bright the stars at night      

even though the mist swirls the hills,                                   that mirror heaven's way to you.        

even when the dark clouds veil the sky                                               Bright the stars in light where dwell                   

You are by my side                                                                                the saints in love and truth


 Even when the sun shall fall in                                            Blest are they who sing the           

 sleep, even when at dawn the sky                                       fellowship of saints in light.                

 shall weep, even in the night when storms shall rise.        Blest in heaven's King

 You is by my side, You are by my side.                                              All saints  adore the Lord, most high.

                                      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)