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Remember: Together, we can do something beautiful for God!
St. Nicholas Day Celebration
Friday, December 4
5:30pm to 6:30pm
All of our families with young children are invited to a St. Nicholas Day Celebration. St. Nicholas will be with us to share his message of love and giving at Christmas rather than just “getting.” Little ones are invited to come in their pajamas. St. Nicholas will have a surprise to share with them before the night is over!
Advent Evening of Reflection – A Visit from the Angels
Thursday, December 10
Join with members of our Parish Family as we reflect upon … A Visit From the Angels through scripture and prayer.
Who are the angels today … in your life?
What are the angels saying to you … in your life?
We invite you to join in our Advent Evening of Reflection and share with all in a spirit of joy, love, peace, and hope … and hospitality with all … sponsored by Evangelization Ministry.
Bethlehem Boulevard – A Christmas Experience for the Whole Family
Sunday, December 13
2:00pm to 5:00pm
All Purpose Room
Visit a street called Bethlehem Boulevard. Walk among the common folk on the day Jesus was born. Meet Roman Soldiers, Census Takers, Potters, Basket Weavers, Angels, Ladies at the Well. Eat in the Marketplace … Eavesdrop on the Shepherds and Angels. Talk with the Inn Keeper and Mary and Joseph!
Presented by the Parish Family Ministry Committee
Book of the Names of the Deceased
Beginning November 2 and continuing throughout the month of November, a special book will be placed in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, inscribed with the names of all who have died in our Parish Family over the past year.
In prayer, let us remember all of these men and women who have gone before us, “marked with the sign of faith.” May our united prayers help us to better understand and appreciate our faith in Christ, our risen Lord, who conquers sin and death and brings new life to all!
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Wednesday, December 9 at 8:30am or 12:00 noon
Come to the Parish Center for coffee and conversation …
Parents of four-year-olds who will be five by December 1, 2016 are invited to a special presentation about our parish school’s FULL DAY Kindergarten program. Presentations will be made by the Principal as well as the Kindergarten teachers. Topics will include:
- Why you should choose OLL’s Kindergarten for your child
- Kindergarten curriculum (enriched program includes Spanish language class, computers and theatrical arts)
- Registration process for 2016-2017
- Details regarding transportation, textbooks and uniforms
- Tips on how to prepare your child for Kindergarten
- Enrichment opportunities
- Tuition Assistance through the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Sunday, December 6
Hot Breakfast, Raffles, 50/50 Raffle and, of course, Santa! Pictures with Santa will be available for a small fee … buy your ticket ASAP as seating is limited. Click here for reservation form.
CHRISTMAS WREATH SALE
Good Tidings and Cheer are Near! The Our Lady of Lourdes Christmas Wreath Sale is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars to purchase fresh holiday wreaths, grave pillows, grave blankets and poinsettias. We will be offering a variety of hand-decorated evergreens before and after Mass on December 6th at the 9:30am and 11:00am Masses.
Thank you for your support!
Our Lady of Lourdes School is selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books which are filled with hundreds of national, regional and local coupons for all ages! The KidStuff Book is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools! Our school earns 50% or more profit for every book we sell!
Use just a few coupons and easily save more than the $25 cost of the book … Remember to keep KidStuff in your car! Most coupons are long-term and valid for 16 months! See all 24 editions at http://www.kidstuffcb.com/kidstuff-coupon-book-editions. KidStuff ships books to our school where you can pick them up from the school office.
To order, please email Mrs. Gregg in the School Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-587-7200 ext. 100.
Fr. Andrew Interviewed
Our own Fr. Andrew Garnett was interviewed when he was a Seminarian in Rome by Chris Cuomo when Pope Benedict announced his resignation. The resignation was first announced on the morning of February 11, 2013 by the Vatican. See video below:
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: $93,071.00 | # of Donors: 451| Payments (as of 11/17): $88,637.00
Boy Scout Troop 179
For more than 42 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 44 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.