St Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy.

Mass Times.                       Mass Intentions.

Sat 1st Oct (7:30pm)                  John Pat, Nan & Andy Galligan.     

Mon 3rd Oct (7:15pm)              Special intention.

Wed 5th Oct (8:00pm)             Jim & Tess Cobey.

Fri 7th Oct (8:30pm) (1stFri)

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


Francis of Assisi. (1181-1226) (Feast of St. Francis on the 4th October).

During the last years of his relatively short life he was half blind and seriously ill. Two years before his death, he received the stigmata the real and painful wounds of Christ in his hands, feet and side.

                               Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.


Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;          O Divine Master, grant that I may

where there is hatred, let me sow love;               not so much seek to be consoled as

where there is injury, pardon;                             to console; to be understood as to

where there is doubt, faith                                understand; to be loved, as to love;

where there is despair hope;                              for it is in  giving that we receive,       

where there is darkness, light;                            it is in pardoning that we are

and where there is sadness, joy                   pardoned, and it is in dying that we

                                                                       are born to eternal life.


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

Drumavaddy Finiance Committee. Wish to Congratulate Phelim and Marie Donohoe who got married last weekend and to thank them for their generous donation of €400

to Drumavaddy Church Building Fund.

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.

Camogie: Bake Sale changed to weekend of October 8th/9th

Minor B Championship: Good Luck to the Denn Minor team who will play Annalee Gaels

in the final of the Minor B Championship on Sun 2nd Oct in Kingspan, Breffni Pk at 2pm. Best wishes to the team and management in the final. Please support.

Denn GFC Blotto: The Blotto Draw took place 26th Sept.  No Jackpot Winner. The

winning numbers were; 6, 19, 27 & 30.  €25 winners were; Mary Keoghan, Margaret McNamee, Teresa Tracey, Agnes Tierney & Sean Reilly. Next draw on Mon the 3rd Oct in The Tank. Jackpot €1,900.


Church Collection:  Drumavaddy: 24th Sept: €1,035    Building Fund Sept:  €803

                               Crosskeys:    25th Sept: €1,170     Building Fund Sept : €925                             

Fr. Peter McKiernan: 049 4336102

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                                            St Matthew’s Church, Crosskeys.

Mass Times.                      Mass Intentions.

Sun 2nd Oct (11:00am)           Cathal Brady.

Tue 4thOct  (9:30am)     

Thur 6th Oct (9:30am) 

Fri 7th Oct (7:30pm)(1stFri)      Isabel & Patrick Brady.                       

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


First Friday. Fr. Peter will visit the sick and housebound at the usual time.

Crosskeys Church Finance Committee. Meeting tomorrow night Mon 3rd Oct at 8pm.

Recent death.

Please remember in your prayers Margaret McNamee, Killatain whose funeral took place on Friday. May she rest in peace.             

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

The Alzheimer Support Groups: Next meeting takes place in the Bridge St. Centre, Bridge St. Cavan. on Thursday 7th October at 8pm. For further information contact Carole on 087-2240963 or Claire 087-9002603.

Tin Whistle Lessons:

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


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.