St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions..

Sat 8th Sept (7:30pm)        Shane Cahill & Eabha Cahill. Anniversary Mass.

Mon 10th Sept (7:15pm)

Wed 12th Sept (8:00pm)

Sat 15th Sept (7:30pm)       Madge McCabe 1st Anniversary Mass. 


During the five years I've been in Denn we had 71 funerals which would be more than I ever had in a similar times span. I wish to thanks all those who cooperated in creating a situation where they vacated their weekend family anniversary and moved to a week day and by doing so enabled those bereaved families to have their months memory mass at the weekend where they had a full congregation to help them through the grieving process.


St. Vincent De-Paul: Any family facing difficulty at this time of year with College fees, accommodation etc or Secondary or Primary School books or other expenses or anyone who needs any other assistance please contact your local St Vincent De Paul in Ballyjamesduff and we will endeavor to help you.  You can contact us on Freefone 1800 677 7777 or call in to our shop in Granard St.

Diocesan Youth Day: 12- 18 Year Olds, Sunday 23rd of September

ELATION MINISTRIES WILL FACILITATE THE AFTERNOON: Prayer and Praise through Music and Song, !: 1.30 to 8 –Fun Faith Filled Afternoon (frequent breaks) Mass will take place in The Pastoral Centre at 6 o’clock. Fr. Robert Mc Cabe will speak at the Mass. At 7 o’clock: We will have a Pizza Party!! FREE EVENT, Booking Essential, Contact049-4375004 (ext 108 Pastoral Services),

"Learn to Jive with Mairéad Gaffney & Craig Lovett.  Five week course

commencing Tuesday 18th September at 8.30pm in St Joseph's Hall, BJD.  Contact 086 1928568 for further details".  

Age & Opportunity Day: Tour to Donegal September 20th leaving Crosskeys at 9am cost €50 phone Margaret 086-0563202 or Evelyn 049-4371326

Denn G.F.C. Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place on Mon 3rd Sept 2018.  The winning numbers were; 2,18,24,26 The weekly winners of €25 were; Ambrose Galligan, Barry Colwell, John & Bernie Smith, Bernard Keogh, Killananum & Edel Tierney, Ranrenagh. Next draw: Mon the 10th Sept in The Denn.  Jackpot: €2,000.

Church Collections:Drumavaddy:1st Sept €672. Crosskeys: 2nd Sept €910

Email:    Website:

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102



       St. Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sun 9th Sept(11:00am)       Hugh Lynch, Anniversary Mass.

Tue 11th Sept(9:30am)

Thur 13th Sept (9:30am)

Fri 14th Sept (7:30pm)        Margaret & Mattie McBreen Anniversary Mass.

Sun 16th Sept(11:00am)      People of the Parish.


Finance Meeting: There will be a meeting of the joint area finance committee on Tuesday next the 11th September at 9pm in Drumavaddy Sacristy.

Collection: Every year at the beginning of September we have a collection for Palestinian Christians. We will have the collection after the Holy Communion this weekend.


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

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

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

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

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


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..


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

As I Knee before you.         Chorus -

As I kneel before you,                 Ave Maria.                          All I have I give you,

As I bow my head in prayer,        Gratia plena,                     Every dream and wish are yours,

Take this day, make it yours                       Dominus tecum.                 Mother of Christ, Mother of mine,

and fill me with your love.           Benedicta tu.                      Present them to my Lord.

Amazing Grace:

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound          T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,

that saved a wretch like me.                      and grace my fears relieved.

I once was lost but now I’m found,                          How precious did that grace appear

was blind, but now I see.                            the hour I first believed