News & Updates

News & Updates

Visit our website to watch the Daily Mass live-streamed Monday-Saturday at 8:30am.

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The Sunday Masses are live-streamed on Saturday at 5:00pm (vigil); Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm and 6:00pm.

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!

The Feast of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas will be visiting with us at each Mass on December 4-5 as we remember the real history of St. Nicholas.

You can visit with St. Nicholas in the Solarium after the 5:00pm Mass on December 4, and in the Parish Center after the 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30 Masses on Sunday, December 5. Bring your camera along for a great photo opportunity.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception


Wednesday, December 8 – Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Schedule:
Tuesday, December 7 :: Vigil Mass at 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 8 :: Mass at 8:30am, 12:10pm and 7:30pm

National Night of Prayer for Life

December 8 – 8:30pm – 10:30pm
It was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on December 9) that Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego. The National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and to pray for the sanctity of all human life.

The National Night of Prayer for Life is a pro-life prayer service consisting of exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 20 decades of the Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, silent prayer and hymns.

Please join us in the Church as we join with other parishes throughout the nation for the Night of Prayer.

There’s a New Kid in Town

Join us For a Family Hunt to Find the New Born King

Join us on Sunday, December 12 from 3:00pm-5:00pm (enter by the Fr. Joe Garden) for a Family Hunt to find the Christ Child in Bethlehem. Along the way you will see a live nativity story with clues for the next place for you to visit. Follow the clues to a humble stable in Bethlehem and you find the New Born King.

Come for as long as you want! Share refreshments! Meet other Families!


Our Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Poinsettias on the weekends of December 4-5 and December 11-12.

Needed: Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers for Christmas Masses

Additional Eucharistic Ministers will be needed to serve at the Christmas Masses. If you are a Eucharistic Minister and would like to help, please add your name, contact information and the Mass you can assist with to the Christmas Eucharistic Minister sheet posted in the Sign-in Room.

Anyone who would like to assist as an Usher at a Christmas Mass is requested to add their name, contact information and the Mass they will help with to the Volunteer Usher list, also in the Sign-in Room.

Christmas at Outreach

Once again, we will be requesting gift cards for Christmas this year. We are asking that you take a tag from the Giving Tree with a specific gift card request for one of the families we will be assisting. The families will be able to use the gift cards for Christmas.

In order to have time to use them before Christmas, they will need them earlier, so we are requesting that any donation of gift cards be brought in by December 12. We are requesting cards from Target, Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Old Navy.

Thank you for all the support you have given to Outreach throughout the year. Your generosity is such a blessing to the families who come to us. Hopefully, their celebration of Christmas will be a bright spot in their lives that are so often filled with difficulty.

Our Parish Advent Wreath

A family from the parish will be lighting a candle on our Parish Advent Wreath at the beginning of each Mass for each week of Advent. This is a meaningful way to be part of our preparation for Christmas during this Advent. If you wish to be one of the families to light a candle, please speak to Robin or one of the ushers at Mass.

Extended Hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Currently, we celebrate Nocturnal Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Saturday of the month, following the 5:00pm Mass.

Beginning on December 14, the Blessed Sacrament will also be exposed every Tuesday from 12:30pm to 8:00pm in the Church except for the following Tuesdays where there is a conflict and adoration will be ending earlier:

Tuesday, Jan 11:    adoration ending at 3:30pm
Tuesday, Jan 18:    adoration ending at 3:30pm
Tuesday, Mar   1:    adoration ending at 6:30pm
Tuesday, Mar 22:   adoration ending at 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 29:   adoration ending at 7:00pm

All are welcome to come and adore the Lord in the Holy Eucharist. We want to make sure that we have at least 2 people always adoring the Lord in the Church so that He is never left alone. Feel free to stop by anytime on Tuesdays (12:30pm-8:00pm) to pray. If you have a specific time or hour you want to do adoration each week, please call Josephine at 631-214-9736 and inform her so that she can schedule you. This will ensure that we will definitely have someone covering that hour. Most people usually come at about the same time each week so, if that is the case, please call Josephine.

Attention: Parents of Children in Kindergarten

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

December 17
January 21
February 11
March 18
April 29
May 20

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

Religious Education Website

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

OLL on Facebook

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El Salvador Trip Update

Our next tentative date for the Mission Trip will be June 25–July 1, 2022. Students eighth grade and above are welcomed on the trip. Adults are welcomed as well. Save the dates, and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Deacon Rich at

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

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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