News & Updates

News & Updates

Pastor’s Letter

Click here bmcnamarato read the most recent letter from our Pastor, Msgr. Brian McNamara, which includes updates, special events, etc.

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

Please click here for a list of all the wonderful Lenten Opportunities we are offering here at OLL.

Parish Mission

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – March 5, 6, 7

We welcome the return of SISTER PAT DUFFY, OP as our mission leader. Sister Pat was with us for our Parish Mission several years ago – and we are happy to have her joining us in prayer once again. All are welcome. Come and bring a friend!

Please click here for details.

Parish Mass Celebrating the Graces of the Mission

Thursday, March 8

El Salvador Mission Trip

There are still opportunities to join us for our Mission Trip this summer. The trip will be from June 30 through July 6.

For more information, please attend our Mission Trip Meeting on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. Our next meeting will be March 15.

Any questions, please contact Deacon Rich at:

Annual Victorian Tea

Grandmothers ~ Mothers ~ Daughters ~ Friends

Victorian Tea
Sunday, March 18
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Our Lady of Lourdes All Purpose Room

Chinese Auction – great local restaurant gift cards! Prizes for the Best Hat and Best Decorated Table. Please bring your Favorite Teacup!

Tickets $25 per person – may be purchased in the Outreach Office. First 75 tickets sold will receive ten free raffle tickets.

Share the Light of Christ

Jesus was born so far away, so the story’s told.
We remember Christmas day when the winter days grow cold.
The Christmas star shines once a year, then fades away.
Keep the spirit in your heart and It’s Christmas Everyday.

In the loving spirit of Christmas, we will be having opportunities to share our time, talent and treasure throughout the year. We are starting, during the Lenten Season, by each family receiving a Rice Bowl from Catholic Relief Services. CRS supports programs throughout the world, as well as our own Diocese.

Drop your spare change, or perhaps the money you save from having a meatless meal, or the cost of the coffee or candy bar you gave up, into the Rice Bowl. The money will be collected the weekend of March 17-18. Please take a Rice Bowl for your family today.

Grab a Bat, have a Ball … Adult OLL Wiffle Ball is back!

Come join us after the 6:00pm Mass on the following Sundays …

2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 and 4/29 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the All Purpose Room

Great way to meet other parishioners! Teams will be decided each week. No equipment needed. You do not need to attend every week. Limited to 30 parishioners, so sign up quickly!

To sign up, e-mail: with your name, address, phone number, and if you have played OLL Wiffle Ball before.  Put “OLL Wiffle Ball” as the subject.

For questions contact:

Terri Hunter at: 631-838-3572 (cell) or | Margaret Dixon at: | Susan Hahn at: 631-877-8736 (cell)

In Loving Memory

We are offering the opportunity to memorialize your deceased loved ones while supporting the Parish.  Please click on the links below.  Forms can be filled out electronically and mailed (or dropped off) along with your payment to the Parish Office (Rectory), 455 Hunter Avenue, West Islip, NY 11795.  Forms are also available at the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please call (631) 661-3224, Ext. 121.

Fr. Joe Memorial Garden Form
Missalette Memorial Form

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group  –  OLLY

Calling all High School Students  –  Grades 9-12!

Mark your calendar and join us on the following dates from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Parish Center:

Fridays, March 2 and 16
Fridays, April 6 and 20
Fridays, May 11 and 25
Fridays, June 8 and 22

Food, Fellowship and FUN! Bring a Friend!!!

If you have any questions, please call or text – Stephanie Hahn:  631-617-8212, Emily Brierly:  631-813-9457, Fr. Greg: 631-661-3224 ext.121

2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal Videos

All Volunteers – VIRTUS Training

Are you aware that the Diocese of Rockville Centre requires all volunteers that are 18 years or older must attend a Virtus training class?  CYO Coaches, Religious Education Catechists, Cantors, Ushers, Parish Volunteers (feast workers, mailing team, etc.) are required to attend a Virtus training course, if they have not yet done so.

You MUST register online in advance by visiting, then click the link for first time registrants.  You can view the list of sessions to find a course and then complete the registration online.

PLEASE NOTE: After completion of VIRTUS training, you will receive a certificate of completion.  Please retain your certificate and training completion date for future use.