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!


Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving OLLPlease join us for our special Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:30am.  We ought to thank God for all His tender mercies and the best way to thank God is to celebrate the Eucharist.

We encourage you to bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for our Parish Outreach.  During the Mass, everyone will be invited to come forward and place their donation in baskets/boxes in the sanctuary area.

Adult Faith Formation

Presenter: Fr. Bob
Tuesdays:  November 25 and December 2
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Parish Center
Please join Fr. Bob for a presentation on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  You will experience a first-hand explanation of the Camino with pictures and stories.

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


Click here for Part 1 in a 3-Part Series on the Camino de Santiago

Click here for Part 2 in a 3-Part Series on the Camino de Santiago

Click here for Part 3 in a 3-Part Series on the Camino de Santiago


OLL School Annual Christmas Sale

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WREATHS: Beautiful, Fresh Evergreen Boughs in a 24” Ring.  Handcrafted Bows! Generous Beautiful Embellishments & Festive Accents.  Each Unique!
CEMETERY BLANKETS & PILLOWS: Honor your Loved Ones with a Lovely Piece
POINSETTIAS:  Gorgeous Christmas Favorites (Red or Cream) in (3) Sizes

Thank you for your support & wishing you a very merry & spirit-filled Christmas!





Eligible purchases at will earn our school 0.5% of the purchase price! CLICK HERE for a link to the web site to sign up.

Thank you for your support of our Parish School!


Coming soon … the newly revised St. Francis Tells the Christmas Story!

DSCF2358Be Sure to Save the Date – Friday, December 19
Two Shows: 5:30pm and 8:00pm

… more to come …




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 in the School Cafeteria from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, check out our website and stop by a meeting!




Bishop Murphy’s Pastoral Letter, “The Harvest is Plenty”

Pastoral Letter Please click on icon to view.







Health Care and Catholic Conscience

A new interpretation of HHS is threatening the ability of the Catholic church to provide health care and benefits in accord with Catholic teaching. It would require agencies such as Catholic hospitals, Catholic charities, parishes and schools to provide health care benefits such as contraception and abortifacient agents to employees of the Church as part of our health insurance benefits. To read more about this, go to these links:

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