News & Updates

News & Updates

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

Please note that we will NOT live stream the 6:00pm Sunday Mass.

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Visit our website to watch the Daily Mass live-streamed below Monday-Friday at 8:30am and 12:10pm | Saturday at 8:30am.


Lenten Mission

Click on each link below to watch the Lenten Mission: SPIRITUAL WARFARE” – by Msgr. Charles Fink

Msgr . Charles Fink, a former spiritual director and formator of many priests, preached at the parish church of Notre Dame in New Hyde Park, NY on March 9-11, 2020. Msgr. Fink addresses spiritual topics within the context of our current situation.

The order for viewing:


Thought of the Day – April 4, 2020

 

[Click here to read past “Thoughts of the Day” by Fr. Brian]



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!


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE FROM ST. AGNES CATHEDRAL

All Masses/Events will be available on-demand

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday Mass Celebrated by Bishop Barres
11:00 am and 7:00 pm
Download Palm Sunday 2020 Worship Aid 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Chrism Mass celebrated by Bishop Barres
11:00 am and 8:00 pm

Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020
Morning Prayer Service presided over by Bishop Barres
9:00 am

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Celebrated by Bishop Barres
8:00 pm

Good Friday, April 10, 2020
Morning Prayer Service presided over by Bishop Barres
9:00 am

Service of the Passion of the Lord presided over by Bishop Barres
3:00 pm

Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020
Morning Prayer Service presided over by Bishop Barres
9:00 am

Easter Vigil Celebrated by Bishop Barres
8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Mass Celebrated by Bishop Barres
11:00 am and 7:00 pm

The Catholic Faith Network (CFN) is available throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area on:

Optimum channel 29/137
Verizon FiOS TV channel 296
Spectrum channel 162/471

The Catholic Faith Network (CFN) is also available on selected cable and satellite systems nationwide, along with a vast on-demand library of original programming and a high quality 24/7 live stream at CFNtv.org

You can also watch CFN on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, or by downloading the CFN iOS
mobile app at the app store by searching “Catholic Faith Network” or “CFN”


Important Outreach Information

During this time of prescribed social distancing, our Outreach Office will only be open Mondays through Fridays from 9:30am until 1:00pm. We ask that you please call before coming down.

Also, at this time, Outreach will not be accepting any articles of clothing as donations.


This is a difficult and unprecedented time for all of us.

As Catholics, we are suddenly faced with our parish doors being locked and limited access to the sacraments. This can be very disheartening. Now more than ever, we must hold fast to the great virtue of Hope.

In the words of Pope St. John Paul II “Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ.” We must open the doors of our hearts to Christ and trust in the Lord who will give us everything we need.

In an effort to assist Catholics everywhere, we are opening our doors to make the FORMED platform free to everyone for the next 40 days. Sign up today and get immediate access to the best Catholic movies, faith formation videos, audio talks, and great children’s videos.

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If you are a parent with children home from school, make sure to utilize our faith formation curriculum. If you are already a FORMED subscriber, please consider sharing this opportunity with your friends and loved ones.

Click here to access FORMED and connect with your faith via iOS, Android, desktop, connected TV (TVOS and ROKU) or XBOX. As we are gathered together in our homes, this can be a tremendous opportunity to watch something as a family that will inspire hope and remind us all that the Lord will provide for us even through these difficult times.

Pray for us. We are praying for you.

— The FORMED Team


Important Update from the Diocese of Rockville Centre – March 24, 2020


Please read Fr. Brian’s Letter Regarding Corona Virus:

TO:                 PARENTS/GUARDIANS

FROM:           FR. BRIAN

                         S. Diane, S. Nancy

RE:                  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

As you know, the corona virus has presented some very serious challenges to all of us.  As I am sure you also know, there is a strong recommendation from medical and government officials to limit gatherings of large groups of people.  This impacts the parish as well.  Please read the statement above or visit the Diocesan website at drvc.org

As a further precautionary measure, we will also be suspending Religious Education classes and all other Religious Education activities through Easter.

We want to be clear that we have no known cases of the corona virus in the Parish but we must be prudent.  We also wanted you to know that the areas where our students attend class (cafeteria, solarium, All-Purpose Room, Media Center, etc.) have been disinfected as a precaution as well.

We are in a very “fluid” situation.  We will be in contact with you if there are any further changes.

I would encourage all families to watch the Mass on TV, whether on Catholic Faith Network or other channels.  We need to pray during this time.

Let’s pray for one another and let’s be actively kind to our neighbors, especially the elderly and homebound.  Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.


Our Lady of Lourdes Mission Trip to El Salvador rescheduled to 2021

The Our Lady of Lourdes El Salvador Mission Trip for this year has been cancelled due to concerns over the Coronavirus.

It has been rescheduled for next year, and the dates are June 26 – July 2, 2021.


Our Lady of Lourdes Pre-Cana (Postponed)

Our Parish Pre-Cana Program scheduled for the weekend of April 17 – April 19, 2020 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.


Bishop Barres’ New Pastoral Letter

Bishop John Barres has written a pastoral letter about Holy Week: The Great Week – A Pilgrimage with the Lord in Holy Week. This Lent, Bishop Barres invites you to join him in making a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Lord during the last week of His life by attending all the liturgies that take place in your local parish during Holy Week, the final week of Lent just prior to Easter. This pastoral letter will provide you an overview and explanation of the ‘places’ you will visit, the things you will see and the people you will meet on your spiritual journey.

To read the letter, visit www.thegreatweek.com. The pastoral letter will also be included in the March edition of The Long Island Catholic Magazine. Printed copies will be available later this month. To subscribe to The Long Island Catholic Magazine visit www.licatholic.org/subscribe/


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