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!



2016 Mass Intentions

mass-intentionsThe Mass Intention Book for 2016 will be opened on MONDAY, October 19 at 9:00am in the Rectory/Parish Office.

As we did last year, we will not be accepting individual Mass intentions for Easter, Christmas, Mothers’ Day or Fathers’ Day.  Those days will be part of a novena of Masses for which you will receive an envelope in the parish mailing.



Parish “Clean-up” Party

yard_12628cOn Sunday, October 11, we will be having a Parish “Clean-up” Party from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  Please bring hand clippers, loppers, hand saws, rakes, etc.  We need to do some extra cleaning up.

All are welcome; no experience needed!

(Rain Date:  Monday, October 12 from 9:00am to 11:00am)


Adult Faith Formation

What’s Your “TYPE?”
Presenter: Suzanne Richards / Pastoral Associate / Christ the King
Tuesdays: October 13 and 20
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Spiritual Life Center (Located in the Convent)

Are YOU energized by other people?
… do YOU have to “come away” to be energized?
Do YOU “see” everything around you?
… do YOU say “I never noticed that?”

Discover the “way” YOU deal with others and situations by getting to know WHO YOU ARE!

Come join us and be a part of interesting and informative presentations and lively discussions. Take advantage of this opportunity; you’ll be glad you did!

There is a $5 fee for each session. No fee is required for those who have paid the Religious Education Family Fee or Our Lady of Lourdes School tuition. Registration is necessary and helpful. This will enable us to have enough reading material and refreshments for all those attending. To register, please call the Religious Education Office at 661.5440, option 3 or email to


Basic Religious Studies Course-Old Testament Workshop

ot picThis course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies Certificate. Recommended for new Catechists, RCIA Team Leaders, Adult Faith Formation Team Leaders and Parish Ministers, or any individual wanting to learn more about their faith.


Topics Will Include:

  • Understanding the Catholic Approach
    to the Bible
  • God’s Revelation Through Scripture
  • Our Ancestors In Faith

Instructor: Kathy Logan, M.A. M.S.
Associate Director of Adult Formation

View or download flyer

Attendance to all six sessions is required to gain a Basic Religious Studies Certificate.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10

Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 455 Hunter Avenue, West Islip

Room: Spiritual Life Center
(located in the Convent building, just north of the School.)

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Cost: $40.00 per person/per session

Click here for online registration and overview of future courses.


Our Lady of Lourdes School

KidStuffOur 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 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 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: $91,681.00 | # of Donors: 443| Payments (as of 9/29): $83,752.50


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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