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!

Nativity Sets from Around the World

Come to the Parish Center through January 20 and visit Bethlehem as seen in Nativity sets from various countries of the world.

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Orchestra Dates 2019

Sunday, January 20 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:30pm
*** No orchestra in February ***
Sunday, March 3 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
Sunday, April 7 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
Sunday, May 19 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 9 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm

For more information or to join our Youth Orchestra, contact: AnnMarie Buonaspina at 631-707-3366

Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle

“Friends of Troop 179” invite you to our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm in the school cafeteria. The snow date is Saturday, February 2.

The price is $5.00 per ticket and children under 5 are free. There will be raffle tickets for purchase that night.

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.

It’s EASY and FREE to register for FORMED! 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!

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 January 9, 2019:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  86%
Amount Pledged:      $331,686
Total Paid to Date:    $285,947
Number of Pledges:  720

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.

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

In Loving Memory

We are offering the opportunity to memorialize your deceased loved ones while supporting the Parish.  Please click on the link 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