St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sat 6th Jan (7:30pm)                Eileen Loughlin. Anniversary Mass.

Mon 8th Jan (7:15pm)

Wed 10th Jan (8:00pm)           

Sat 13th Jan (7:30pm)               Teresa Reilly. Anniversary Mass.       



Lighting Candles.

The habit of lighting candles in the church is a long tradition as these lights symbolise Christ burning his life out for us. There is also a long tradition of people paying for these candles. In 2013 a donation was fixed for each candle, unfortunately a lot of candles are being burned without been paid for in our churches in the parish here. Traditionally the profit on the candles would have been adequate to recompense the sacristan but alas this is no longer




We have a limited supply of readers which means they are on duty quite often. At a recent P.P.C. meeting there was a recommendation that for recent anniversaries on Sundays the family could organise the readers for the occasion. If a family member is prepared to read perhaps they could contact the reader rostered.


Drumavaddy/Crosskeys 2018 Envelopes;

Please collect your parish envelopes from the front seats in both churches.


Learn to Jive: with Mairead Gaffney & Craig Lovett.  Five week course commencing Tue 9th Jan at 8.30pm in The Shantully Inn, Crossdoney.  No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044 / 086 1928568 for further details.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 2nd Jan 2018.  The winning numbers were; 3, 6, 12 & 16. The weekly winners of €25 were;  Mickey Maguire, Olivia Owens, Pullakeel, Donal & Garry O'Reilly, Derrin, Kilnaleck, Paddy Ferguson & Cathriona McSherry. Next draw on Mon 8th January 2018 in The Tank.  Jackpot: €5,100.


Church Collections:

Crosskeys:   Sun  31st Dec: €705             Building Fund Dec:     €1,740

Drumavaddy: Sat 30th  Dec: €622             Building Fund Dec:     €1,343        

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                              St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 7th Jan (11.00am)             Elizabeth Smith. 4th Anniversary.

Tue 9th Jan (9:30am)                        

Thur 11th Jan (9:30am)                             

Fri 12th Jan  (7.30pm)             Jackie Smith. Anniversary Mass.

Sun 14th Jan (11:00am)  Luke Brady. 4th Anniversary.      


Thanks to all who helped out over the Christmas period; those who read prayers of the faithful, the regular readings, those who sang, those who carried up the crib figures, the Eucharistic ministers and those who decorated the churches so beautifully. Thanks to Kathleen Reilly and Evelyn Callaghan.



O Come Emmanuel:

O Come, O come, Emmanuel, to free                      O royal branch of Jess's tree,

your captive Israel that mourns in                        Redeem us all from tyranny;

lonely exile here, Until the Son of God                  From pain of hell your people free,

appear. Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel . To                   and over death win victory.

you shall come Emmanuel.


Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!                                         Silent night, holy night.
All is calm, all is bright.                                         Shepherds quake at the sight.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.                        Glories stream from heaven afar
Holy infant so tender and mild,                              Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Sleep in heavenly peace,                                       Christ the Savior is born
Sleep in heavenly peace.                                       Christ the Savior is born




Once in royal David's city                              He came down to earth from heaven.
Stood a lowly cattle shed,                              Who is God and Lord of all,
Where a mother laid her Baby                       And His shelter was a stable,
In a manger for His bed:                                 And His cradle was a stall;
Mary was that mother mild,                            With the poor oppressed, and lowly ,  Jesus Christ her little Child.                           Lived on earth our Savior holy.



O Holy Night:

O holy night the stars are brightly shining.     The thrill of hope they weary world rejoices.                         
It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.      For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.         Fall on your knees O hear the angels' voices.

Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.   O night divine, O night when Christ was born

                                                                                     O night divine O night, O night divine.