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!

Trash and Treasure Fundraiser

The Rosary Christian Mothers are sponsoring a Trash and Treasure Fundraiser on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Convent Renovation. Please save your treasures. You can bring them to the front lawn on the day of the sale, or call Claire at 631-669-3178.

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group – “OLLY”

Calling all High School Students – Grades 9-12
Welcome Party – Friday, October 19 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Parish Center

Raffle prize. Come join us for some Food, Fellowship and FUN! Bring a Friend!!! Any questions please call or text: Stephanie Hahn: 631-617-8212 or Fr. Greg Breen 631-661-3224 x 121 or go to our Instagram Page: ollyowls_123

Mark your calendars for more Youth Group meeting dates on the following Fridays:  November 2, November 16, December 14, January 4 and January 18

More dates to follow!

The St. Luke’s Ministry

Mission Statement :: “I come to serve, not to be served.”

St. Luke’s Ministry, a Diocesan and Catholic Health Based Ministry will be celebrating:

A White Coat Mass on Sunday, October 21 at the 11:00am Mass

All Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Emergency Medical Personnel, Dentists and all that attend to the sick are cordially invited to attend this very special Mass.

Light refreshments will be served after the Mass. Kindly call the Parish Office at 631.661.3224, ext. 121 to RSVP.

More information, as well as registration in the St. Luke’s Ministry, will be available following the Mass. We look forward to having you join us.

2019 Mass Intention Book

The Mass Intention Book for 2019 will open on MONDAY, October 22, 2018 at 9:00am in the Rectory/Parish Office.

As we have done for the past few years, we will not be accepting individual Mass intentions for Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Those days will be part of a novena of Masses for which you will receive an envelope in the parish mailing.

Attention All Children and Teens

You are invited to be part of the Youth Music Ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes!

The Children’s Youth Choir sings every Sunday during the school year at the 9:30am Mass. Rehearsal is after Mass each week in the Parish Center.

The Teen Youth Choir sings every Sunday during the school year at the 6:00pm Mass. Rehearsals are in the Church weekly at 5:00pm, prior to the 6:00pm Mass.

Come join our Music Ministry, as you praise God with music! For more information, contact Ms. AnnMarie Buonaspina, Director of Youth Music Ministry at

Come and worship with the new Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Orchestra!

The orchestra will be at the 6:00pm Mass on the following dates:

Sunday, October 21
Sunday, November 18
Sunday, December 16
Tuesday, December 25 at the 11:00am Mass

Interested in joining us? Please contact

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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 October 9, 2018:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  71%
Amount Pledged:      $298,171
Total Paid to Date:    $212,409
Number of Pledges:  705

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 links 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
Missalette Memorial Form

2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal Videos