Very Reverend Fr Criostóir Mac Donald

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Very Reverend Fr Criostóir Mac Donald

Mayfield, Cork

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Deepest sympathy to Ann and family as well as extended relatives and friends on the untimely death of Fr Criostóir. Fond memories of our time in the Abbey School. A kind unassuming gentleman. May he rest in peace.
— Breda Fitzgerald Skibbereen
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Cristóir. We were so lucky to have him in our parish Crosshaven. He was just such a kind humble decent person and an excellent priest to our community. I was part of the parish Folk group, he loved hearing what we had planned for masses especially Easter. He did us the great honour of marrying us, in the North Cathedral on the anniversary of his ordination and had us in gales of laughter in the Sacristy as we signed the register, he loved a good giggle. He also christened our Son, whom he always kindly remembered. We offer our sincere condolences to Cristóir's sister Ann and family, extended family and friends and his faith family. We will pray for you Cristóir may you pray for us. May he Rest in eternal peace 🌷
— Deirdre and Noel Condon Crosshaven
Dear Anne, I'm so sorry to hear about Criostóir's passing. I'm thinking of you and of Robert, Ciarán, Kalin and all your family. Jackie
— Jackie O'Callaghan Skibbereen
O’Donovan Rossa G.A.A.Club members extends their sincere sympathies to Anne, Robert, Ciarán, Kalin and the extended Mac Donald and Collins families on the sad untimely passing of your beloved brother brother-in-law and uncle Fr. Criostóir. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your grief and loss.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anan dílis.
— O’Donovan Rossa G.A.A. Club, Skibbereen.
May fr criostoir rest in peace, we really enjoyed his homely in st Joseph's Mayfield. He was a great man.
— The Bernard family
Our deepest sympathies to the Mac Donald family on their sad loss. Fr. Criostóir will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam cineálta.
— Mícheál & Sorcha Ó Laoghaire, Tóchar
Very sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Fr Criostóir. Was in school with Criostóir. A devout and unassuming man. Condolences to his family. May he Rest in Peace.
— John O Driscoll Skibbereen
My sincere condolences to Anne and all the family. While I haven't been in contact with Croistoir for many years, I have lovely memories of our time in Maynooth. Croistoir through his ministry has touched the lives of many people. We are all the better for having known him. We pray in thanksgiving for his life of faithful service. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Croistoir rest in peace. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this month of prayer for all the dead, and for all the bereaved. May the promise of the resurrection give you hope in the days and weeks ahead.
— Fr Tony Mullins Abbeyfeale
My sincere sympathy to Ann and the Mac Donald family on the very sad passing of Fr Criostoir. He is a huge loss to not only to you his family but to the people of Skibbereen who recall him as a child and adult in Mill Road, his gifted talent playing the Church organ in St Patrick's Cathedral, Skibbereen, his ministry to the Church and his devotion to his parents and particularly Sadie. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
— Catherine Griffin, Skibbereen
Condolences to all the family on the sad passing of Fr Criostoir
— Patrick and Sarah McCarthy, Skibbereen
Sincere condolances Ann on the passing of your brother fr criostor.illumina Domine Vultum Tuum Super Nos. God rest his holy soul.
— Lillian o mahony
Sincere Sympathy to the family of Fr Cristoir on his untimely passing May he rest in peace
— John and Mary Keigher Woodbrook Bishopstown
Fr Criostoir was so kind to my late husband during his final illness. May he rest in peace.
— Maura McQuinn Ballinaspig Lawn.
My deepest condolences to Fr. Criostoir’s family and friends may his gentle soul rest in peace.

— Paula Kelleher
So sad to hear of the passing of Fr. Criostóir. His religions teachings will always be remembered. May he rest in peace.

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní &
— Elaine Lombard
Sincerest sympathy to all the family. I had the pleasure of teaching in Criostóir's dad's, Joe's
former school in Tragumna from '65 to '80 and was delighted to attend the beautiful mass today renewing many happy memories of days in west cork. Faoi bhrat Mhuire go raibh sé.
— Seán Ó Ciarba Iar-Roinnchigire
Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Fr. Criostoir. It is an inspiration to learn of all the lives he touched during his faithful and dedicated years of priestly service. Gratitude from one of the class of '85.
— T Brennan
Comhbhrón ó chroí le Anne, Robert, Ciarán agus Kalin ar bhás an Athar Criostòir. We had the privilege of working with Fr. Criostóir at St. Patrick’s Boys’ National School.His enthusiasm and joie de vivre were infectious as he shared God’s good news and the lives of many saints with the boys. He planted seeds of faith and left it in the Lord’s hands.
Go raibh leaba i measc na Naomh aige.
— Tim O’Driscoll
To Anne and Family on the death of your brother Father Criostóir my deepest condolences. I will miss him as he was a very dear friend and a very holy priest .
— Eileen Rea and Family
Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Fr Criostóir. We had the pleasure of working with him during his time in Curraheen. May he now rest in eternal peace.
— Michael, Patricia & Ann Crowley Ballincollig
Our deep condolences to all the family, so sad to hear the news of your untimely passing, lovely memories of you in the Honan chapel in 1988 and remembering your kindness to our grandmother , rest in peace .
— Moore and Groarke family Cork
Deepest Sympathy to Anne and Family on the sad and unexpected passing of Fr Criostoir.
May his gentle rest in peace.
— Tom & Mary Mangan
Heartbroken to hear of Fr cristeoir’’s death in Rome recently. He was an amazing friend to us all here in cloghroe and our condolences go to his sister Anne and family. He will never be forgotten and may he rest in peace.
— Anne duncan richard and Judy blair
With all our thoughts for Criostoir and condolences to his family and friends. We will miss his visits to Mt Martha, his laugh and his total engagement in the things of this world and the next. With all our thoughts Criostoir and thanks for an amazing life. Greg, Paula, Poppy, James and Elsa from Australia
— Greg Hunt
Mile bhuiochas a Athair Christoir faoi do thachaioct, chairdeas agus chreidhimh. Ar dheis De go bhfuil dd anam dilis. Dia leat anois agus a choiche. Pat N.
— Fr Pat Nugent ofs
Sincere condolences to Anne and family on the untimely passing of Fr Criostoir ,, rest in peace my good friend,
— Tim, Marian and Barry Looney West Cork Hotel
The kind words of recollection, praise and condolence offered in these pages show the high esteem in which
Criostóir was held by very many people and the fondness they felt for him. As a first cousin, I remember meeting him as a boy - only a few years younger than me - when visiting “Auntie Sadie and Uncle Joe” in Skibbreen from the UK in the summer months. Later, we sometimes met at family events. We lived very different lives and held quite divergent values, nevertheless he was always kind and welcoming whenever we met. At this time I send my most sincere sympathy to Anne, Robert, Ciarán and Kalin, and the many others saddened by Criostóir’s death.
— John Belcher, Tokyo, Japan
Deepest sympathies to Fr Criostoir’s extended family on his sad passing. He will be sorely missed by all his current and former parishioners.
— Collins family Waterfall
Our deepest sympathy to Anne & family and to the extended family on the sudden passing of Fr Criostoir.Fond memories of our time in the Abbey school.
Deepest condolences to the MacDonald family. Criostoir was a good friend to my late husband Barrie, many the night they spent talking putting the world to right. He remained a good friend to me and my family, always keeping us in his prayers. Our thoughts and prayers with you at this sad time.
— MacCarthy Family Crosshaven
My deepest condolences to Anne, Robert, Ciaran and Kalin on the sudden and untimely passing of Fr. Criostoir. He was a wonderful priest and it was a joy to attend his "Holy Mass" where we always came away with a clear message! I will forever remember and be grateful to him for his spiritual guidance. May Fr Criostoir be rewarded for his great work in this life and rest forever in eternal peace and happiness in Heaven.
— Teresa Buckley, Bishopstown
My deepest sympathy and prayers on the death of Fr. Criostóir, I tender to his Family, his fellow Priests, Bishop Fintan Gavin and Bishop John Buckley.

— Gerald O'Brien, Curragh, Skibbereen.
A Great Priest and a lovely man.May your gentle Soul Rest in Peace. FR Criostoir. Tony and Jill Lucey
— Tony Lucey
Sincere sympathy to Anne, Robert, Ciaran, Kalin and the wider community on the sudden and unexpected passing of Criostoir. We have happy memories of him working with us during his summer holidays many years ago. We trust God will comfort you at this difficult time.
— Jim, Myrtle and Paul Levis
What a great priest. Fr Criostòir motivated me to become a Minister of the Word. His engaging sermons and reverence for the Lord did not go unnoticed. "By their fruits you shall know them." May Fr Criostòir's soul enjoy eternal bliss and may his family and all who hold him dear receive much consolation at this time.
— John Weldon
My Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy to Ann & Her Family,
I was shocked to hear of Criostoir’s unexpected passing!
Both my late husband Ron & I always enjoyed his company so much, when he was in MI, hearing about his travels & adventures & his cats!!
I’m so glad I had the pleasure of his company in August when he visited Maureen & Brian (my son) Jones in Brighton, MI! We’ve had some stimulating conversations on a variety of subjects over the years! I will miss him, but remember him as a thoughtful, cheerful, kind, gentle, giving, soul with a twinkle in his eyes, a warm smile & a friend! He will be with us always! Gail P. Jones
— Gail P Jones
On behalf of the parishioners and worshiping community at Our Lady Crowned Church we express our sadness and sympathy to you Anne, to Robert, Ciaran, Kalin and all who knew Fr Criostóir, he is a great loss to our Family of Parishes Team here in the Mayfield area. May he rest in peace and may the Good Shepherd now reward Fr Criostóir for all his ministry here in the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Fr Charlie Kiely, Fr Pontiianus Jafla, and all at Our Lady Crowned Church.
— Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield, Cork
It is with sadness that we read of the death of Fr. Criostóir. While in Crosshaven, he was a regular visitor to the Boys’ School and developed excellent rapport with all the pupils and staff. Solas na bhflaithis agus leaba i measc na Naoimh aige.
— Aidan and Rosarie Fahy
Sincere condolences. So sorry to learn of Fr Criistoir’s untimely passing. May he rest in peace.
— Paul and Brenda Moriarty
I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Fr. Criostóir. He was a source of guidance and inspiration to many, and his presence will be deeply missed. He was a great support to our pupils during their preparations for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and parish during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
— Eimear Conran, St. Patrick’s G.N.S.
So sorry to hear of Criostoir’s sudden passing. I have lovely memories of visiting Skibberreen and spending summers visiting Sadie and Joe Mac Donald and playing out in the Mill Road park with Anne and Criostoir as well as my brother Denis and sister Ann . More recently visited Sadie (my mother Joan Collins sister) and Criostoir with my own children Ciara and Joe . Condolences to all Criostoir’s family and friends . May he rest in peace
Bernadette, Denis, Ciara and Joe .
— Bernadette Belcher
Deepest sympathy to Fr.Criostoir’s family on his sudden passing.
May he rest in peace
— The Cahill family,Bishopstown
Sincere condolences to the Macdonald family on the passing of Fr Criostóir.
— John and all the staff at Keohane's, Knights Hill,Mayfield.
My SINCERE sympathy to the Mac Donald family and relatives. May Fr Criostoir rest in peace.
— Margaret Furlong st josephs Lawn
We lived on the same road. He referred to me as "Neighbour", I called him "Boss" as we had regular chats outside No. 5 as Criostóir was either on his way to, or returning from, our local butcher.
Rest in Peace my friend
— Rory
Our sincere sympathy to you Anne, to Robert,Ciaran,Kalin,to Bishop Fintan and Bishop John, to his fellow Priests and Parishoners in the many Parishes in which he served so faithfully . He will forever be fondly remembered in Curraheen Parish and we especially recall his kindness and support to us following a Family Bereavement
— The Whelan Family Bishopstown
Sincere condolences to all who mourne the sad and untimely passing of Fr. Criostoir. May he rest in peace.
— Connie and Anne Curran, Drinagh
Sincere condolences to the McDonald family on Fr Criostoirs recent passing. He was a lovely man and a devout priest. We missed him very much when he went to Mayfield. It was our loss. Kieran /Ann Kelly Melbourn Bishopstown.
— Kieran and Ann Kelly
We will remember Very Reverend Father Criostóir for his goodness, kindness and commitment to the parishioners of Saint Joseph’s Church and for his absolute trust in God and positivity during his illness. May he rest in peace.
— O’Riordan family, Saint Anne’s Drive Montenotte Park
Very sad & shocked to hear of the untimely death of Fr. Críostoir, sincere condolences to his family, he was a very devout & lovely man, he will be forever greatly missed by us all, may his gentle soul RIP.
— A parishioner
Our sincere condolences to Ann and family on the sudden passing of Fr Críostoir. Rest in peace.
— Donal and Catherine Cahalane, Drinagh
Our deepest sympathy to Ann & Family & to the Collins Families on the sad & untimely passing of Fr Criostóir .May He Rest In Peace.
— Flor & Lily O Driscoll & Family, Castletownshend
Sincere sympathy to Fr Criostóir’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.
— O’Neill family, Cathedral Parish
Such a shock ,to learn of the sudden death of Fr.Criostóir .
Our deepest sympathies to Anne , Robert , Ciarán ,Kalin , and his fellow clergy ..
A great friend to all in the
parish of the Real Presence
has passed on .
May he rest in peace .

Tá do rás rite,
Tá ceann scríbe sroichte agat
Fé chúram Dé thú anois .
— Déirdre and Neil White
Sincere condolences to the MacDonald Family on the sad passing of Fr. Criostoir. We were so lucky to have him as our Priest for our wedding, he was so kind and supportive, may he rest in peace!
— Paul & Audrey McCarthy
Sincere condolences to the MacDonald family. We are very grateful to Father Criostóir for his wonderful service to Curraheen parish and its parishioners and have very fond memories of his time here
— John and Noelle O'Donovan
Our sincere condolences to Fr Criostoir s Family at this sad time , May Fr Criostoir rest in peace .
— Michael & Pat Murtagh & Family. Crosshaven
Sincere condolences to Fr Criostoir’s family and friends. He was a lovely man and was missed greatly from Curraheen parish. May his kind and holy soul rest in peace
— Gillian O Shea & Steve O Driscoll Crookstown
Deepest Sympathy To Ann & Family & Collins Family On The Untimely Sad Passing Of Fr Criostoir.
May He Rest In Peace .
— John & Jane Ann O Brien .Castlehaven.
We will always be grateful for Fr. Criostoir's enthusiastic support and encouragement when East Cork Choral Society sang Messiah in his various churches. He will be sadly missed.
Sincere sympathy to all his family.
May he rest in peace.
— Colin and Angela Nicholls
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