St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                            Mass Intentions.

Sat 7th April (7:30pm)             Martin Donohoe, 5th Anniversary. 

Mon 9th April (7:15pm)            Benny Shierdan & Phil & Rose Reilly.                

Wed 11th April (8:00pm)          Seamus Gormley, M.M.M.          

Sat 14th April (7:30pm)           Patsy Donohoe, M.M.M.   


Finance Committees:

We will soon be in a position to amalgamate the fundraising Finance committees. We can have 3 from each side and we will have 3 women and 3 men. Each end will hold on to their own finances. Members can stay on for a second term but Chairpersons and Secretaries don't retain their executive posts.

Previous Good Friday Ceremonies Times:

2014      Crosskeys 3:00pm           Drumavaddy:      5:00pm

2015      Crosskeys 5:00pm           Drumavaddy:      3:00pm

2016      Crosskeys 3:00pm           Drumavaddy:      5:00pm

2017      Crosskeys 5:00pm           Drumavaddy:      3:00pm

2018      Crosskeys 3:00pm           Drumavaddy:      5:00pm


A Thank you to The Drumavaddy Church Helpers:

Readers:  Linda McSherry, Ann Marie Smith, Mary Smith ,Mary Reilly, Andrew Galligan, Carmel Galligan, Katlyn Galligan & Evelyn Callaghan.

Altar Society: (Dressed the Alter) Mary Kiernan, Bridget Brady, Connie Pickens,

Kathleen Hewitt, Teresa Kinsella and Evelyn Callaghan.

Easter Saturday Vigil Mass: (12 Men who carried the water). Sean Gaffney,  Michael Galligan, Tommy Kiernan, Michael Cahill, Seamus Galligan, Jimmy Cahill, Frank McPartland, Martin Reilly, Michael Gaffney, John Sheanon, Bartley Hyland and Ned Brady.

Feet wash: Mary Kiernan, Margaret Donohoe, Ned Brady and Eamon Gaffney.

The Eucharistic Ministers.

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

Denn Juveniles are hosting a BIG Breakfast before the big derby game between Denn and Lavey on Sun 15th April. We will be serving breakfast from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Carraig Springs. Come and join us for the Full Irish and a chat and a laugh.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on 2nd April, 2018. The winning numbers were; 11, 21, 26 &29. No jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Maura Smith, Carrickatobair, Ronan Kiernan, Ryefort, Gary Harton, Finea, Seamus Lynch, Tullytrain and Paul Cullivan.  Next draw: The Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot €5,750.

Church Collections:

Drumavaddy:     31st March: €670              Meeting of Families:  €345

Crosskeys:          1st April:   €830             Crosskeys: Candle:     €262         

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

Email:    Website:



   St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                                  Mass Intentions.

Sun 8th April (11:00am)         Philip & Kathleen Callaghan. Pullafree.

Tue 10th April (9:30am)

Thur 12th April (9:30am)                   

Fri 13th April (7:30pm)        Tommy Brady, Carrickatobair.                            

Sun 15th April (11.00am)     Barry McGinnell 2nd Anniv, Kathleen McGinnell 3rd Anniv                                         & Packy McGinnell. 


Communion-Certificate of Baptism:

 In order to receive Holy Communion, the Candidate needs to have been Baptised, if not the Candidate would have to be Baptised beforehand . 


Children should be baptised in the Parish they live in as it is on the strength of the Faith of the Local Worshipping Community that the faith life of a child will survive.

Vulnerable Adults: There are two people who have undergone training by the Diocesan Team to bring Holy Communion to the housebound.

Crosskeys N.S.  Parents' of children in the parish who wish to enroll in junior infants for September, 2018 are asked to please collect an application form from the school and then to return it immediately.

Age & Opportunity: Day tour to Dublin April 19th leaving Crosskeys at 9am return about 8:30pm cost €45 names to Margaret 086-1226829 or Evelyn 087-697084 before the 10th April.

Trocaire: If you still have to bring your Trocaire money could you please bring  in as soon as possible.

Word meeting of Families Petition Box Itinerary:

As part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families, a special petition box will visit every parish in the diocese. It will be available in each parish from the assigned Saturday evening until the following Friday. During that time each parish can decide whether to leave the box in the parish church or move it round all the churches in the parish. Pen and paper will be available so that people can write their petition and there is no money to be included. Each parish would take the responsibility for passing on the box as per the itinerary. The petition will be taken to a religious community who will pray for the intentions and then the intensions will be taken and included in masses celebrated during the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018 including the final mass celebrated by Pope Francis.

World Meeting of Families Petition Box Itinerary:

Sat 7th April - Friday 13th April - Lavey.

Sat 14th April - Friday 20th April- Denn.

Sat 21st April - Friday 27th April - Castlerahan.


Offertory: I am the bread of Life.                             

Communion: Alleluia Alleluia

Christ be our Light.

Lay your hands: