News & Updates

News & Updates

The Daily Mass will be live-streamed on Facebook
Monday-Saturday at 8:30am.

The Sunday Masses will be live-streamed on Facebook on Saturdays at 5:00pm; Sundays at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm and 6:00pm.

Masses live-streamed on Facebook are archived and can be watched at a later time.

In Loving Memory : Deacon John DeGuardi

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Deacon John DeGuardi.
Deacon John was ordained a deacon for our diocese in May 2000 and served at OLL up until a few years ago when he retired from ministry and moved to New Jersey with his wife, Anne. One of Deacon John’s passions was his artwork, and many of his beautiful creations decorate our church, rectory and convent. Please keep Anne and Deacon John’s family in your prayers.

The wake and funeral arrangements for Deacon John are as follows:

Friday, February 3, 2023
Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home
1225 Montauk Hwy, West Islip

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
455 Hunter Ave, West Islip

St Charles Cemetery

Click here for additional information.

Deacon John’s Artwork

Deacon John had a generous way of sharing his gifts and talents.  Below are just a few examples of the beautiful creations he made for our parish family.

Pastor’s Letter

Click here bmcnamarato read the most recent letter from our Pastor, Msgr. Brian McNamara.

Remember: Together, we can do something beautiful for God!

Last Year’s Palm Becomes This Year’s Ashes

Each year, prior to the beginning of Lent, parishes burn the previous year’s palm to provide the ashes used on Ash Wednesday.

We invite you to return the blessed palm branches you received at Mass last Palm Sunday so that we can include them in the ashes we will use this year on Ash Wednesday, February 22. Please deposit your palm in the baskets near the doors as you enter the church. Deadline for returning palm is Sunday, February 12.

Prayer Shawl Ministry/Baby Blanket Bunch

Needed – Soft White Yarn
The Baby Blanket Bunch, who create the beautiful white blankets given to our newly baptized babies, needs donations of soft white yarn. Lion Brand “Pounds of Love” (white) would be greatly appreciated. It is available at Michael’s, JoAnn’s, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and on

We are grateful for your generosity in assisting us to welcome our newly baptized babies into our parish and faith community. If you can help with a donation, the yarn can be dropped off at the Prayer Shawl meeting (1st Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11:30am in the Parish Center) or you can bring donations to the Parish Office at any time during business hours.

Special K Program for children in Kindergarten

A wonderful program introducing the children to Jesus is held in the Solarium Room on Fridays from 4:30pm to 5:15pm on the following dates:

February 10, March 24, April 21, May 19

There is no fee for the program. To register, e-mail Sister Diane at It’s a fun way to begin religious education!




Important DRVC Deadline Notice Update

Information regarding a new deadline to file proofs of claim for victims of sexual abuse who were 18 or older when the alleged conduct occurred and the forms to use, can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: