St Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

 Sat 8th Oct (7:30pm)             Benny Comiskey M.M.M.

Mon 10th Oct (7:15pm)           

Wed 12th Oct (8:00pm)           Elizabeth, Thomas & Patrick Cahill.                  

Sat 15th Oct (7:30pm)                Pat Donohoe.     





The Sunday Mass.

In 2016 a number of changes were introduced to the text of the Sunday mass and weekday mass, one of these was where the reader came to the end of the reading, "this is" was dropped. This conclusion to the reading was replaced by "the word of the Lord".



Purgatory is a temporary place where souls that are not completely pure through work and suffering and have refused to let God purify them go. Belief in Purgatory is evident in the early years of the church. Purgatory is the only way to make sense out of prayers for the dead. Our prayers help them in their suffering to become pure enough for heaven. And so the church has always prayed for the dead during November, the death of nature is a message for us all.


Tin Whistle Lessons:

Private Lesson available for children aged 5 or over. If interested call or text Chloe on 086-0387241.

Our Community Calendar for 2017: Would like to devote a page to 'Our Young Debutantes' of 2016. So if you had a debutante in your family this year we would love to honour them  by including them in 'The Debs Page' of the calendar. Please forward all pictures to or give to any member of group. All pictures  will be returned safe.

Community Calendar 2017: All occasion pictures are welcome. Weddings, Christenings, Special Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. Please forward to Drumavaddy Social & Development Group members or email to

Denn GFC Blotto:

The Blotto Draw took place 3rd Oct.  No Jackpot Winner. The winning numbers were;

 5, 6, 12 & 20 . €25 winners were: Peggy Cahill, Clare Brady, Lishenry, Kay Smith, Crosskeys, Jim Kiernan, Ryefort & Philip Galligan.  Next draw on Mon the 10th Oct in The Crosskeys Inn. Jackpot €1,950.

Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 1st Oct: €638           Crosskeys:    2th Oct: €925                                         

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

     Email:       Website:

                                            St Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 9th Oct (11:00am)      Oliver Sheils 3rd Anniversary. 

Tue 11th Oct  (9:30am)     

Thur 13th Oct (9:30am)

Fri 14th Oct (7:30pm)          For the family, friends and neighbours of the Late

                                 Tommy & Molly McDermott Carn.        

Sun 16th Oct (11:00am)     Gus Smith 1st Anniversary.


Mission Sunday:

Fall on Sunday the 23rd of October.

25 Card Game: Wednesday night in Crosskeys Resource Centre at 9pm.


Every Friday night in the Resource Centre, Crosskeys at 8:30pm new members welcome.



Entrance Hymn, O Lord My God.             (Chorus).

O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder            Then sings my soul, my saviour

consider all the works thy hands hath made           God to thee. How great thou art

I see the stars. I hear the rolling thunder,                       How great thou art! Then sing

thy power throughout the universe displayed.        my soul my saviour God to thee:

                                                                        How great thou art! How great

                                                                        thou art!



I, the Lord of Sea and Sky                                      I who made the stars of night

I have heard my people cry                                  I will make the darkness bright

All who dwell in dark and sin                                 Who will bear my light to them?

My hand will save.                                               Whom shall I send?                   


                               Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?

                               I have heard you calling in the night.

                               I will go Lord, if you lead me.

                               I will hold your people in my heart.



When creation was begun                                 When creation was restored

God had chosen you to be                                 you were there beside the Lord.

Mother of his blessed son                                Who you cherished and adored.

Holy Mary full of grace.                                      Holy Mary full of grace.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Marie.                                       Ave, Ave, Ave, Marie.