St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                     Mass Intentions.

Sat 7th Jan (7:30pm)    Eileen Loughlin. 12th Anniversary.

Mon 9th Jan (7:15pm)    Benny Comiskey (at the request of St,                                                            Joseph's Y.P.S, the choir and the prayer group.                       

Wed 11th Jan (9:30am)

Sat 14th Jan (7:30pm)   People of the Parish.         

Max Kolbe:

Max Kolbe was born on January 8th 1894. His father fought for Polands independence from Russia and was hanged as a traitor in 1914. Max after eight years as a student became a Franciscan in 1918. In 1931 he went to Japan and founded a monastery in Nagasaki and then another in India. In 1936 he returned to Poland due to ill health. Two years after the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, he was arrested for helping to house Jewish refugees. He was sent to Auschwitz . Several months later a prisoner escaped from Auschwitz. It was the Nazi practice there to execute 10 men for each escaped prisoner. When the ten were chosen one pleaded for mercy saying that he was a married man with young children. On hearing this Fr Max stepped forward and offered to take his place. He was then imprisoned for 3 weeks of starvation, he was injected intravenously with carbolic acid and died from this . He was canonised in 1982. 

Denn Camogie Club: would like to thank everyone who supported our recent fundraiser and medal presentation night. Special thanks to all the acts who performed and everyone who helped to make the night a great success -Camogie will continue on Monday 16th January - Indoor

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 2nd Jan.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were; 13,14,24,25. €25 winners were: Bertie Fay, Ita Tierney, Mary Keoghan, Paul Gaffney & Jim Hyland. Draw on Mon 9th Jan, 2017, in The Crosskeys Inn  Jackpot €2,550.

Denn GFC: New Year Wishes: would like to wish all our players, managers, coaches, committee members, volunteers, supporters, members and sponsors a peaceful & prosperous New Year. A huge thank you to everyone for all their support throughout 2016 and hopefully 2017 will be a successful year for the club both on and off the field.

Church Collection:

Drumavaddy      31st Dec:  €890     Drumavaddy:    Building Fund Dec:  €1,465

Crosskeys           1st Jan:   €710    Crosskeys:        Building Fund Dec:   €1,616 

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 0494336102

     Email: crosskeyskilmorediocese@gmail.comWebsite:


                          St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                    Mass Intentions.

Sun 8th Jan (11:00am)        Luke Brady 3rd Anniversary.

Tue 10th Jan (9:30am)              

Thur 12th Jan (9:30am)

Fri 13th Jan (7:30pm)        As requested.

Sun 15th Jan (11:00am)      Rose Smith 1st Anniversary.             


Thanks to all those who cleaned and decorated the churches and put the cribs in place.


Drumavaddy/Crosskeys 2017 Envelopes.

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


Denn Development Association: will hold their AGM in the Resource Centre, Crosskeys on Monday 16th January 2017 @ 8.30pm. All members please attend and new members welcome.


Learn to Jive: with Mairéad Gaffney & Craig Lovett.  Five week course commencing at 8.30pm on Monday 16th January in Killinkere Leisure Centre and Tue 17th Jan in the Shantully Inn, Crossdoney.  No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044/0861928568.


Morning has broken

Morning has broken like the first                  Mine is the sunlight, Mine is the morning

morning, blackbird has spoken like                born of the one light Eden saw play.

the first bird. Praise for the singing!             Praise with elation, praise every morning          

Praise for the morning! Praise for them,       God's re-creation of the new day.        

springing fresh from the word.                


My God Loves Me.

My God loves  me, His love will never end.  He comes to me in sharing bread and wine

He rests within my heart for my God        He brings me life that will reach past the

loves me.                                               end of time.      


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.