St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                         Mass Intentions.

Sat 8th July (7:30pm)              People of the Parish.

Mon 10th July (7:15pm)                              

Wed 12th July(8:00pm)

Fri 14th July (8:30pm)             Pauric Kiernan. 4th Anniversary.

Sat 15th July (7:30pm)            Molly Carling M.M.M.  


Gates of Paradise: When our time comes to die the Christian community will gather to see us off on our journey home to God. Jesus will be there to open the Gates of Paradise to us as he will see God's mark of ownership on us. We like to wear brand names such as Nike and Armani etc. But deepest down most precious is our Christian name, which symbolizes that God has formally named us as his own and recognises us as such. So where from here?- To Eden, and so on our Graves and Headstones flowers were sculpted not just because they were beautiful but to symbolise the Garden of Eden for which the departed are destined.

Blessing of the Graves: Crosskeys on Sun 23rd July after 11am Mass.  Drumavaddy on Sun 6th August. Please remember to bring with you Holy Water to bless your own graves.

Kilmore Diocesan Pioneers (PTAA). Matt Talbot Sunday at Knock: Sunday 16th July. Bus travelling from The Diocese. Anyone wishing to travel contact Hugh Farrell 083-4841714 or Rosaleen Smith 087-2450692. Fare including meal on way home: €25.     The World Meeting of Families Competition will be held next summer in Dublin attended by Pope Francis. The national launch of this event takes place at Knock Shrine on Monday 21 August 2017. Each diocese will select a family to represent it at the national launch in Knock. The diocese of Kilmore is inviting families to apply in 300 words or less indicating what family means to you. The winning submission will be invited by Bishop Leo O’Reilly to officially represent Kilmore diocese at the national launch in Knock.  The national launch of the World Meeting of Families in Knock will celebrate all aspects of the diverse nature of family life today; the hopes and challenges, the joys and struggles. If you would like your family to be part of this please send your submission to Rev. Ultan McGoohan, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan or email on or before Friday 28 July 2017. This competition is open to all age groups. All are welcome to attend the National Launch in Knock on 21 August.

Denn GFC Blotto:The Blotto Draw took place on 3rd July. The winning numbers were; 3, 6, 13, 28. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners of €25 were; Paddy Ferguson, Zillah Curran, Carriga, Anna May Lee, Lishenry, Shannon & Brianna Crowe & Tierney Ferguson. Next draw will be on Monday, 10th July in The Den. Jackpot: €3,850.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 1st July €545              Crosskeys: 2nd July €580

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                  St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                           Mass Intentions.

Sun 9th July (11:00am)           Sean Keoghan. 2nd Anniversary.

Tue 11th July (9:30am)

Thur 13th July (9:30am)         

Fri 14th July (7:30pm)            Beatrice Cooke.                                            

Sun 16th July (11:00am)         Breda & Molly Coleman & deceased Flynn Family.


Crosskeys Finance Committee: wish to thank the newly married couple for their generous donation of €100 to the church last week end. We wish them the best of luck for the future.

“Peace is Flowing.

Peace is flowing like a river;                     His Love is flowing like a river,

Flowing out through you and me,                Flowing out through you and me,

Flowing out into the desert,                     Flowing out into the desert,        

Setting all the captives free.                   Setting all the captives free


Be still for the presence of the Lord.       Be still for the glory of the Lord

The Holy One is here.                             Is shining all around.

Come bow before Him now                        He burns with holy fire.

With reverence and fear.                                    With splendor he is crowned.

In him no sin is found.                              How awesome is the sight.

We stand on holy ground.                         Our radiant King of light.

Be still for the presence of the Lord       Be still the glory of the Lord

The Holy one is here                               Is shining all around..


This is the day, this is the day.                This is the day that the Lord has made.

That the Lord has made,                         I will rejoice and be glad in it.

That the Lord has made.                             This is the day, this is the day.

I will rejoice, I will rejoice,                        That the Lord has made.

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.



I will never forget you my people.               Does a mother forget her baby.

I have carved you on the palm of my hand.  Or a woman the child within her womb.

I will never forget you.                             Yet even if these forget.

I will not leave you orphaned.                    Yes even if these forget.

I will never forget my own.                       I will never forget my own.


Lay your hands:

Lay your hands gently upon us,                    You were sent to free the broken hearted.

Let their touch render your peace,           You were sent to give sight to the blind.  

Let them bring your forgiveness and         You desire to heal all our illness.              

healing,  Lay your hands gently                  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

                                              Lay your hands. (x2)