Fr. Criostóir MacDonald Co-PPFr. Criostóir MacDonald Co-PP

The Diocesan Office has announced that Fr. Criostóir MacDonald has died suddenly this morning

Fr. Criostóir, Co-PP in the Mayfield Family of Parishes, was travelling with a pilgrimage group in Rome at the time.

Bishop Fintan extends prayerful support to his sister Ann and her family at this difficult time.

A native of Skibbereen Fr. Criostóir was ordained to the priesthood on 8th June 1985.  He began his priestly ministry as Curate in the Lough Parish (1985 – 1990).  He then served as Curate in Crosshaven Parish (1990 – 1998), Bantry Parish (1998 – 1999) and The Cathedral Parish (1999 – 2001).

Following a period of study in Rome, he then served as Curate in Dunmanway Parish (2002 – 2006), Curraheen Road Parish (2006 – 2010), Parish Priest in Glounthaune Parish (2010 – 2011), Administrator of The Cathedral Parish (2011 – 2013), Parish Priest of Curraheen Road Parish (2013 – 2021) and then Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Mayfield since 2021.

As well as praying for Fr. Criostóir, we also pray for his family, friends, parishioners and the pilgrimage group with which he was travelling when he died.