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!

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.

* * *  The next VIRTUS Training Class at OLL will be on Monday, September 10.  * * *  

If you have already taken the VIRTUS course, you need not repeat it.

El Salvador Mission Awareness Trip 2018

Our “Missionaries” to El Salvador, led by Deacon Rich Maher, have returned home.

Be sure to visit their Facebook page where they shared their experiences in El Salvador:  OLLElSalvador2018

FORMED … is a Catholic online site that allows us to access and view a wide variety of Catholic downloadable e-books, movies, talks, documentaries and many other programs, in your home. They also have a special children’s section … and ALL this is available 24/7.

FORMED … is for you. Are you looking to be inspired, deepen your faith, learn more about your faith, and be better able to share with others?

FORMED … is FREE because OLL applied and received a scholarship, and we paid the balance of $600 FOR ONE YEAR.

FORMED … is for all OLL parishioners, along with other parishes in the Diocese of Rockville Centre … a great resource for DRAMATIC MISSIONARY GROWTH.

FORMED  it’s EASY and FREE to Register! Click on this link: Click “Register” and enter your name, email address and “your” desired password. You’re all ready to access the inspiring and engaging content on FORMED!

We recommend you start with: Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist.

Restore Our Convent

As members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, we are faced with a challenge that we can only overcome together. Please click here for information about this extremely important project regarding the urgent maintenance needs of our Convent.

As of June 25, 2018:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  61%
Amount Pledged:       $272,896
Total Paid to Date:     $172,035
Number of Pledges:   649

Effortless Fundraising for Our Lady of Lourdes School

Please click here for several ways to support our Parish School by simply doing your everyday shopping!

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

2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal Videos