News & Updates

News & Updates

Pastor’s Letter

Click herebmcnamara to 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!

PEP 1 Religious Education Program

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:
Monday, September 24, 2018 – 10:30am or 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – 10:30am or 7:30pm

The meeting will take approximately 45 minutes. It 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.

Religious Education Website

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

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group – “OLLY”

Calling all High School Students – Grades 9-12 :: Join us for Food, Fellowship and FUN! Bring a Friend!!!

Kick-off Night – PIZZA PARTY – Friday, September 21 from 7:00-9:00pm in the All Purpose Room.

Any questions, please call or text: Stephanie Hahn: 631-617-8212, Emily Brierly: 631-813-9457, Fr. Greg: 631-661-3224 ext.121.

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

Interested in joining us? Please contact

FORMED is a Catholic online site that allows us to access and view a wide variety of Catholic downloadable e-books, movies, talks, documentaries and many other programs, in your home. They also have a special children’s section and ALL this is available 24/7.

It’s EASY and FREE to register for FORMED! Click on this link: Click “Register” and enter your name, email address and your desired password. You’re all ready to access the inspiring and engaging content on FORMED!

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 September 19, 2018:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  70%
Amount Pledged:      $295,771
Total Paid to Date:    $203,974
Number of Pledges:  699

Share the Light of Jesus 

Miracle Feet … “Kids Walk For Kids Who Can’t”

Miracle Feet sponsors teams of doctors who help cure children who were born with Club Feet. Club Foot is a treatable birth defect affecting over one million children. This condition can cause a life of pain, shame and poverty to children around the world unless they are helped.

These doctors and just $250.00 can cure this condition and open up a whole new world for these children.

Please sign up after Mass on September 8 and 9 to walk as a family or an individual. Have family and friends sponsor you. (Please make any checks payable to: MIRACLE FEET. )

Your walking can help a child walk, play and have a brighter future. 

Family Walk-A-Thon
Saturday, September 22 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Church Parking Lot

Blood Drive

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

A blood donor is a special kind of volunteer. One donation of blood can help save up to three patients’ lives. Long Island Blood Services provides blood services to hospitals throughout Long Island. We are fortunate to live in a region where sophisticated medical facilities and transplant programs are available. These programs require many blood donations.

When there is not enough blood, patients wait for hours for the blood they need, delaying their recovery. Patients who are weak from low iron wait for red cells; patients whose bodies have been assaulted by chemotherapy wait for platelets that will allow their blood to clot again. Patients who have been on an organ transplant list for months or years and finally get an opportunity for an organ will lose that opportunity if there is no blood.

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.

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