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

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


All Souls’ Day

The feast of All Souls’ Day is on Monday, November 2.

On All Souls’ Day, we will celebrate Masses at 8:30am,  12:10pm and 7:30pm to pray for our deceased loved ones. Please join us as we remember those who have gone before us.


Deacon John and Anne DeGuardi

Deacon John and Anne DeGuardi have been loving members of our parish family for many years. John was one of our first Deacons and has touched multitudes of our parishioners in his quiet, loving ministry. His art work has graced our church, rectory and convent as well. Anne has been at his side in all he has done as well as being active in the Ministry of Consolation, the Evangelization Committee and prayer groups. They both have touched all that they meet. Deacon John and Anne will be moving in November to be closer to their family.

Due to the pandemic, we will be having an outdoor farewell “drive bye” in the church parking lot on Sunday, November 1 after the 9:30am Mass. Please join us to say thank you and Godspeed to this special couple.


All Souls Mass of Remembrance

We Remember – We Celebrate – We Believe

During the past year at Our Lady of Lourdes, more than 100 Funeral Masses were celebrated for members of our Parish Family who have died. Their families will be invited to participate in a special Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, November 1 at 3:00pm. Let us remember in prayer this day all who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, and for their families who mourn their passing – may they know of Christ’s healing love.


Confirmation 2020

On Wednesday, November 4, Friday, November 6 and Friday, November 13, the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in our Parish. These Confirmation Candidates are the chosen members of this community who have studied, served and prepared for this Sacrament.

During the past few weeks, they have continued their journey towards Confirmation and even greater involvement in the life of our church. The Confirmation Candidates of our Parish have participated in “Spirit Nights” with their parents. These times together were an opportunity for them to experience how important it is to be active, faith-filled members of the church community.

Please pray for our Confirmation Candidates as they embrace this very important commitment in their faith journey and that they will continue to be strengthened, loved and supported by YOU … their Parish family.



Our Lady of Lourdes Pre-Cana

Our Parish Pre-Cana Program has been postponed. We will publish the new date as soon as it is re-scheduled. For further information, please leave a message for Deacon Rich Maher at 631-661-3224, press 2.


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 www.Virtus.org, 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