Fr Tim O'Sullivan RIPFr Tim O'Sullivan RIP

The Diocesan Office has announced that the most senior priest of the diocese has died.

Fr. Tim O'Sullivan, a native of Carrigadrohid in Kilmurry Parish, was ordained to the priesthood on 8th June 1952.  He began his priestly ministry in Motherwell Diocese, Scotland (1952 – 1957).  Returning to Cork and Ross, he served as curate in the Parishes of St. Patrick’s and Ardfield. 

He then went to Peru in 1962, initially with the Society of St. James and then the Cork and Ross South American Mission until 1972 serving in Cuzco, Chimbote and Trujillo.  

On his return to the Diocese in 1972, he was appointed as Curate in Bandon Parish until 1981 and then as priest-in-charge of Mahon.  Fr. Tim was appointed as Parish Priest in Schull Parish from 1984 – 1991.

In 1991, Fr. Tim was appointed as Chaplain to the Irish Pastoral Centre in Boston, USA, while residing in St. Mark’s Parish, Dorchester in Boston.

In 1997, he was appointed as National Coordinator of the Irish Apostolate in the United States until 2001 in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Fr. Tim then served as Parish Priest in Kilmurry from 2001 – 2005 and aas Assistant Priest there until 2009. On retirement, Fr. Tim moved to Villa Maria in Farnanes and worked closely with Sr. Consilio in Cuan Mhuire providing addiction treatment services.

May he rest in the peace of the Lord.