Pastor’s Letter

frbrianClick here to read the most recent letter from our Pastor, Msgr. Brian McNamara, which includes updates, what’s going on, etc.

Remember: Together, we can do something beautiful for God!




Welcome Fr. Andrew Garnett

Bishop William Murphy ordained Fr. Andrew to the priesthood at Saint Agnes Cathedral on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Fr. Andrew is now our Associate Pastor here at Our Lady of Lourdes. How great is that!

Please join the Parish Family of Our Lady of Lourdes in prayer and joyful celebration as Fr. Andrew begins his priestly ministry.

This weekend, Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, please join us to celebrate this wonderful event and meet Fr. Andrew after all the Masses this weekend. Each Mass will be followed by fellowship in the All Purpose Room and the opportunity to receive Fr. Andrew’s first blessing as a priest. All are welcome to join in this celebration.


Our Lady of Lourdes School Registration Now Taking Place

rainbowOur parish school is accepting applications for enrollment this September.  At OLL School, religious instruction is an integral part of each school day.  Students begin their day with prayer, and pray before and after their meals.  Grades K-8 attend a weekly parish Mass in addition to monthly school Masses.  Students learn the importance of bringing God’s love to others by participating in service projects.

Early Childhood programs (Someone Special & Me, Nursery and Pre-K) have flexible schedules — there is something for everyone!  We have: AM Classes – 8:30-11am; PM Classes – 12 noon – 2:30pm; FULL day Classes – 8:30am – 2:30pm.

We offer the following “Specials” for all our students, Nursery through 8th grade:  Spanish language class, theatrical arts, gym, art, music, computers.  Our extensive music program is included as part of the tuition.  We offer before and after school care for working parents … as well as after school enrichment clubs and sports programs.  Come and see what makes OLL School such a special place to “Grow in Wisdom and Grace!”

See “Admissions” on the homepage of the school web site ( for more information or call the School Office at 631-587-7200.  Summer hours: 8am – 2pm, Monday-Thursday. Closed Fridays.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word

There will be no Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30am Mass during the months of July and August.

The committee wishes to thank everyone for their enthusiastic support and help this year. We will be using this time to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. We are always anxious for new ideas and new members for the committee. Please contact Cathy Danowski at 631.586.2192 if you are interested.

Have a safe and blessed summer.


2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal


Once we reach our goal in paid pledges, the Parish receives a rebate of 20%  Help the good work of the Diocese and help our Parish at the same time!  Please pledge today.

Click on icon to visit Catholic Ministries Appeal website.


Goal: $107,300.00 | Pledges: $90,141.00 | # of Donors: 426 | Payments (as of 6/30/15): $69,679.00


Boy Scout Troop 179

fleur_de_lis_clip_art_14433For more than 41 years, Our Lady of Lourdes has been sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 179 of West Islip.  We meet every Thursday during the School Year in the School Cafeteria from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, check out our website!




Cub Scout Pack 279

For 43 years, Cub Scout Pack 279 of West Islip has been serving boys, grades one through five, through scouting.  See what adventures await you!

For more information, contact Kelly Wood at 631-983-8026.




Bishop Murphy’s Pastoral Letter, “The Harvest is Plenty”

Pastoral Letter Please click on icon to view.







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