ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
The distribution of ashes will take place during the following Masses and Prayer Services:
2:00pm Prayer Service
3:00pm Prayer Service
4:00pm Prayer Service
5:00pm Prayer Service
6:00pm Prayer Service
ADDITIONAL DAILY MASS
During Lent, we will have an additional daily Mass during the week. From Monday to Friday, in addition to the normal 8:30am Mass, we will also have a 12:10pm Mass.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 1:00pm (with the school) and at 7:00pm.
PARISH MISSION – MARCH 7 – 10
Our Parish Mission will be led by Deacon Kevin McCormack, co-host of Religion on the Line on WABC (770AM) every Sunday morning. Bring a friend, especially if he or she has been away from the church for a period of time!
Click 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!
Blessing of the throat of students by Msgr. Brian and Fr. Andrew on the Feast Day of St. Blaise
Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has asked that this year be a special Holy Year dedicated to MERCY. Here at Our Lady of Lourdes, we will focus on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Each month, we will concentrate on one or two works of mercy. We will sing special “psalms of mercy” at Sunday Mass and ask everyone to live out that particular work of mercy (ex.: bring in food for the month dedicated to the corporal works of mercy: feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty).
Our Parish Corporal Work of Mercy for this month is Feed The Hungry / Give Drink To The Thirsty. Please bring donations for our Parish Outreach Pantry during the month of February. They are in particular need of: Peanut Butter, Tuna, Chili, Stew, Canned Pasta, Cereal, Mac & Cheese, Canned Tomatoes
PSALM 103: THE LORD IS KIND AND MERCIFUL
Refrain: The Lord is kind and merciful, the Lord is kind and merciful.
- Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all my being bless God’s name; bless the Lord, and forget not God’s benefits.
- God pardons all your iniquities, and comforts your sorrows, redeems your life from destruction and crowns you with kindness.
- Merciful, merciful, and gracious is our God; slow to anger, abounding in kindness.
“We’re Brothers Now”
Watch this moving video where Father Joe Fitzgerald, our own Father Andrew Garnett, Father Sean Magaldi, Father Dennis Suglia filmed by Father Rob Ketcham share on the Priesthood.
Our Lady of Lourdes School
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.
Father Andrew Interviewed
Our own Father 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:
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.