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!




Mass for Mercy

On Saturday, April 30 at the 5:00pm Mass, Bishop Murphy will celebrate a special Mass for Mercy to commemorate the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Please plan to attend this special Mass with Bishop Murphy. All are welcome!





Bulb Planting Party

BULBOn SUNDAY, MAY 1 at 1:30pm, I need people to help plant bulbs/flowers around the parish grounds.  It should only take about an hour, hour and a half, and it will greatly beautify the    parish grounds.  Please stop by and help.  Bring some shovels, trowels, etc.




Adult Faith Formation

Presenter: Father Andrew Garnett
Tuesday, May 3
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Parish Center


Episode Ten:  “World Without End:  The Last Things”
Explore the Church’s conviction that life here and now is preparation for an extraordinary world that is yet to come – a supernatural destiny.   Father Barron presents the Catholic vision of death, judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory as he journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome.

The vision of the Church sees beyond this world and invites us to consider a world without end.  Father Barron shows how this vision is supported by the mystery and truth of the Resurrection of Jesus.


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


Our Lady of Lourdes School

Please click on the links below for two upcoming events hosted by our Parish School:

Annual Plant and Mother’s Day Sale

Ladies Night Out

Our Lady of Lourdes School thanks you for your continued support!


Jubilee Year of Mercy

Our Parish Corporal Work of Mercy for the month of April is Comfort the Sick – Body, Mind and Soul.

Join us in writing notes to Parishioners in need of our thoughts and prayers on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 after all Masses.



Psalm 130: With the Lord

Refrain:  With the Lord there is mercy and the fullness of redemption, call to Him in your trials, He will answer whenever you call.

Out of the depths I cry to you,
I cry to you, O Lord.
Lord, open your ears and hear my voice,
attend to the sound of my plea.

If you O Lord, should mark our guilt,
then, Lord, who could hope to survive?
But with you is found forgiveness of sin,
and mercy that we might revere you.

Trust in the Lord, count on his word,
wait for the Lord, my soul.
I will wait for the Lord all the days of my life
as sentinels wait for the dawn.

More than the sentinels wait for the dawn,
let Israel wait for the Lord,
For kindness is His, redemption for all,
forgiveness of sins for His people.


Boy Scout Troop 179

fleur_de_lis_clip_art_14433For 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.




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