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Very Reverend Fr Criostóir MacDonald

Fr. Criostóir, passed away on the 18th of October, while he was travelling with a pilgrimage group in Rome, the city he loved so much.

His last mass was offered in St. Peter's Basilica. It was a special and beautiful moment which will be always remembered by the pilgrims who were with him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Criostóir's sister Ann and her family, his friends, parishoners and all who cared for him 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. Click here

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Thank you God for the little things,
that often come my way.
The things I take for granted,
but I don't mention when I pray.
The unexpected courtesies,
the thoughtful kindly deeds.
The hand reached out to help us,
in times of sudden need.
Oh make us more aware dear God,
of little daily graces.
That come to us with sweet surprise,
from never dreamed of places.

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Saturday:Vigil Mass
at 6.00pm

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Mon,Tues:11.00am to 5:00pm

Prayer to St. Joseph

Pope Francis offers this prayer every morning before Holy Mass.

Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty.
Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome.
My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen.