News & Updates

News & Updates

Pastor’s Letter

Click here bmcnamarato 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!

Parish “Clean-up” Party

On Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), we will be having a Parish Grounds “Clean-up” Party from 9:00am to 10:30am. Please bring hand clippers, loppers, hand saws, rakes, etc. We need to do some extra cleaning up.

All are welcome; no experience needed!

Italian Family Feast

Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 15


CLICK HERE to order P.O.P. (Pay One Price) Bracelet

Feast Volunteers Needed

If you missed the Feast Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, August 13, do not worry, there is still time to volunteer. Please call Frank Antonawich at 631-587-7988 or Deacon Rich Maher at 631-661-5478.

The next meeting of the Feast Volunteers will be on Thursday, September 5 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Parish Center.

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 our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 5 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.


Outreach “Back to School” Drive

Donations can be left in the food baskets at the doors of the Church and, as always, our thanks!

Outreach will be collecting school supplies to donate to families in need. School Supplies we could use include:

* Glue Sticks      * 2 & 3 inch Binders
* Marble Notebooks      * Pencil Sharpeners
* Scissors      * Two Pocket Folders
* Crayons      * Soft Pencil Cases
* Post-Notes      * Pink Erasers
* Supply Boxes      * Highlighters
* Paper      * Markers
*One, Three and Five Subject Spiral Notebooks
*Gift Cards to Walmart or Target would also be appreciated.

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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