News & Updates

News & Updates

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!

Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce the formation of a new council here at Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, NY.  Please speak to a representative after Mass and find out how you can help your church, your community and your neighbors!

For more information, please contact: Roger Sirangelo at 631-703-5420

Music Ministry at OLL

Come let us sing joyfully to the Lord!

We need you! Do you like to sing? Do you play an instrument? Do you like to have fun and meet new people? Come be part of OLL’s 11:00am Choir – Minister to the Parish Family of Our Lady of Lourdes!

We rehearse on Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Church. Just come to a rehearsal or contact Robin at the rectory if you need more information.

All are welcome!!

PEP 1 Religious Education Program – Registration Information

If you have a child entering first grade in public school, your child should be registered for our “PEP 1” Religious Education Program. This first year program is required for participation in First Eucharist. It introduces the children to a basic understanding of the loving presence of God, the person of Jesus, conscience formation and the importance of community worship.

Choose one:
Tuesday, September 24 at 10:30am or 7:30pm or
Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30am or 7:30pm

The meeting will take approximately 45 minutes and will be held in the Parish Center (meeting room opposite the playground).

Please bring your child’s ** Baptismal certificate (a copy is acceptable), and the registration fee (if this is your oldest child) is $210.

(** Baptismal Certificate or copy is needed even if child was baptized at OLL).

No child will be assigned a room number unless we have a copy of the Baptismal Certificate.

Also … Returning families who have an incoming first grader MUST attend the registration meeting.


Our Lady of Lourdes Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 2
3:15pm – 9:15pm
Parish Center

New York Blood Center is still experiencing a blood emergency and blood supplies are still below required minimums. One donation of blood can help save up to three patients’ lives. Please donate.

Trash & Treasure Sale

The Rosary Christians Mothers are looking for donations of household items, children’s games (with all the pieces), sporting equipment, etc. (NO CLOTHES) for our Trash & Treasure Sale to be held in the All Purpose Room on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, October 27 from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

For donations and any questions, please call Claire at 631-669-3178.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Golden Wedding Anniversary Liturgy

This Fall, couples who have been married fifty years will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford. Mass will begin at 2:00pm with Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski presiding. Space is limited, registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the Parish Office. The forms can also be found on the diocesan website: If you have any questions, you may call 516-678-5800, extension 223.

Volunteers Needed!

Looking for volunteers to join the Altar Society. Pick up church linens, wash, iron and return them to the sacristy.

We currently have nine members, which means you would be responsible once every nine weeks. The more members we have, the longer in between obligations.

If interested, please call the rectory and leave your name and number or call me direct – Joyce Petersen 631-539-2917.

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

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