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.

Fr. Charles’ Father

Please keep Fr. Charles and his family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Pastor’s Letter

Click herebmcnamara to read the most recent letter from our Pastor, Msgr. Brian McNamara.

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

Parish “Clean-up” Day

On Monday, July 4, we will be having a Parish Grounds “Clean-up” Day from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please bring hand clippers, loppers, hand saws, rakes, etc. We need to do some extra cleaning up. All are welcome; no experience needed!

Please note: If rain is predicted for July 4, the rain date will be (as strange as it sounds!) the day before: Sunday, July 3 from 2:00-3:00pm.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to watch our Masses live-streamed as well as receive the latest news on upcoming parish events and more. Visit The Parish Family of Our Lady of Lourdes and “Like” our page!

Secular Franciscan Order

The Secular Franciscan Order was established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the Gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for ways to embrace the Gospel in our lives and try to help others to do likewise. Secular Franciscans are men and women, married and single, living in secular life. We have jobs, homes, cars, hobbies and families. Francis founded our third order with the intention of having men and women who can evangelize in everyday life.

Would you like to become closer to Jesus through St. Francis of Assisi? Come to one of our monthly meetings and discover how you can bring the Gospel to life every day!

The Secular Franciscans meet here at OLL on the Second Sunday of each month from 1:30pm–4:30pm in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact Dan at: 631.432.0453

Altar Society Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to join the Altar Society. Duties include: pick up church linens, wash, iron and return them to the sacristy. We currently have eleven members, which means you would be responsible once every eleven weeks. The more members we have, the longer in between obligations.

If interested, please call the Parish Office at 631.661.3224 option 2 and leave your name and number for Joyce Petersen.

New Ministry – “Baby Blanket Bunch”

The Baptism Program and the Prayer Shawl Ministry are happy to introduce the Baby Blanket Bunch! We are hoping to give a blessed, white baby blanket to each child baptized in the parish. This gift to the family will be a sign of this special day on which we welcomed our newest members into our parish family.

We need people to knit or crochet the white baby blankets. The blankets can be brought to the Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting at 9:30am on the first Wednesday of each month in the Parish Center or dropped off at the Rectory. We also need donations of white wool for the blankets which can be dropped off at the rectory or the meeting as well. Please share your special creative talent and love with the youngest of our parish.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

We celebrate Nocturnal Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Saturday of the month, following the 5:00pm Mass. The Blessed Sacrament is also exposed every Tuesday from 12:30pm to 8:00pm in the Church.

All are welcome to come and adore the Lord in the Holy Eucharist.

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

Deadline Notice

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese’s chapter 11 case 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:  CLICK HERE

PreCana Registration Information

At this time, we no longer offer PreCana here at Our Lady of Lourdes. For further information and to register online, please go to the Diocesan website by clicking the link below.


If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at:  631-661-3224 and press 2.

Important Background Screening Update

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