St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 6th May (7:30pm)             Clare Gaffney 1st Anniversary.     

Mon 8th May (7:15pm)   

Wed 10th May (8:00pm)           Paddy, Margaret, Tommie, Ned & Ellie McCormack.                                             Brigid & Fred Kelly.

Sat 13th May (7:30pm)            John Pat Cahill M.M.M    


A Prayer for Vacation

Jesus, send labourers into your fields,

which are awaiting holy apostles, saintly

priests, heroic missionaries and dedicated

sisters and brothers.

Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the

spark of a vocation.

Grant that Christian families may desire to

give your Church, helpers in the work of

tomorrow.   Amen.

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima to mark Centenary of the Apparations:

Pilgrimage departing Thursday 14th Sept and return Thursday 21st Sept. Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mannion, CC Glencar. for further information on booking contact Kilmore Pastrol Centre in Cavan on 049-4375004. Cost €759 per person sharing.

Looking for a small intimate venue for your Catholic Wedding ?

The chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan is now available for weddings. Please contact the Centre on 049-4375004 for more information or to obtain a copy of brochure.               

Trocaire: Please bring in your Trocaire money so that those who are to benefit from your generosity may receive it as soon as possible. Also if could please turn your coins into paper money and put into an envelope it would be much appreciated.

Lourdes Fund Cake Sale: Cake sale taking place Sat the 13th May & Sun 14th  May after Masses at both churches. Your support would be much appreciated to help to support two young local lads who are travelling over as helpers.

Age & Opportunity: Tour to Gorey, Co Wexford on July 9th to 12th cost €260. Deposit of €50 to be paid  to secure a place. Contacts: Margaret on 8544582 Evelyn 4371326.

Camogie: Congrats to Denn's U-14 team who have qualified for Feile Cup comp in June 16th-18th in Carlow.  Primary School training Monday 6-7pm

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 1st May. The winning numbers were;

6,14,19,28. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; K Smith, Crosskeys, Kevin Keoghan, Angela Stuard, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Ballinagh, & J Donohoe. The next draw will be on Monday the  8th May in The Carraig Springs. Jackpot: €3,400.

Church Collection: Drumavaddy: 29th April. €524.         Building Fund April: €675

                               Crosskeys:   30th  April €730.          Building Fund April: €1,060.                

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                               St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 7th May (11:00am)              Con Galligan 1st Anniversary.

Tue 9th May  (9:30am)           

Thur 11th May (9:30am)

Fri 12th May   (7:30pm)            Paddy Gaffney. 11th  Anniversary . 

Sun 14th May (11:00am)         James & Rose Smith.



Colours of day dawn into the mind                  So light up the fire and let the flame                        The sun has come up, the night is                           burn.  Open the door, let Jesus return

behind.                                                           Take seed of His Spirit      , let the fruit

Go down in the city, into the street,            grow. Tell the people of Jesus, let his

And let’s give the message to the                             love show.

people we meet.


Hymn:   Alleluia, Alleluia:


I am the bread of Life.                                Chorus

I am the bread of life. He who                      And I will raise you up, and I will

comes to me shall not hunger.                         raise you up, and I will raise      

He who believes in me shall not                                 you up on the last day.

thirst. No one can come to me, unless

The father beckons.

Here I am Lord:

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                           I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                            I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                        Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                          Whom shall I send?            


                               Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord.

                               I have heard you calling in the night.

                               I will go Lord, if you lead me.

                               I will hold your people in my heart.


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.