News & Updates

News & Updates

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

(be sure to click on volume icon)

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.


Important Updates:

The 6:00pm Mass will resume Sunday, September 27.  In addition, the distribution of Communion has returned to its original time during the celebration of Mass.

Please remember to continue to follow safety guidelines. Every person over the age of two (2) must wear a mask (unless the individual has breathing issues).  Any homemade mask is fine, just as long as the mask or scarf covers the nose and mouth. Also, please keep six-feet of social distance  between you and others.


PEP 1 Registration

Pep 1 program (the first year of Religious Education) will begin registration at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, September 29 … 10:30-11:30am … Parish Center … Families whose last name begins A–L
Tuesday, September 29 … 7:30–8:30pm … Parish Center … Families whose last name begins A–L

Wednesday, September 30 … 10:30-11:30am … Parish Center … Families whose last name begins M-Z
Wednesday, September 30 … 7:30 –8:30pm … Parish Center … Families whose last name begins M–Z

To allow for social distancing, please come to your “assigned meeting.”  You may attend the alternate meeting if absolutely necessary.  You must wear a mask to the meeting.

Please note the following:

1. Please bring your child’s Baptism certificate (or a copy) in order for your child to be placed in a class.
2. There is a Family Fee of $210 (if this is your oldest child in the program) which may be paid at the time of registration.
3. Specific information as well as schedules will be given at this meeting.
4. Please bring a picture of your child – since they will be wearing masks!

RELIGIOUS ED WEBSITE


Daily Raffle Drawings begin on Wednesday, September 30

The drawings for our Daily Raffle winners begin on Wednesday, September 30 and continue through Sunday, October 4.

If you have not yet completed and returned your chance books to the Parish Office, please do so by this Tuesday (September 29).

Remember, “You got to be in it, to win it!!”


Blessing of the Animals

All animals, GREAT AND SMALL and their owners are invited to the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 4 at 3:00pm. This is a parish tradition for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The blessing will be on the Great Lawn (by Hunter Avenue). Please bring your own chair, if you feel that you need one.

Everyone (over the age of two) MUST wear a mask throughout the service and Social Distancing will be observed. There is no rain date. Join us in this special blessing as we remember all of God’s creation.


URGENT NEED – BLOOD DRIVE

Wednesday, October 7 – 3:15pm to 9:15pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center

To schedule an appointment call Doreen at 516-478-5031 or visit: https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/273022


The Fall Spectacular Super Raffle

Super Raffle tickets are now on sale after all weekend Masses and are available in the Parish Office during the week. The cost is $100 per ticket.

First Prize –      $7,000
Second Prize – $2,000
Third Prize    – $1,000

Drawing for the raffle will be on October 11. Winner need not be present. Only 220 tickets will be sold. As Father Brian always says, “You got to be in it, to win it.”


2020 TACHS Entrance Exam Prep Course

Click here for information/registration for prep course being offered by St. Dominic High School.


Vestibule Renovation

On Monday, July 27, 2020, we began work on the 3 vestibules entering the church. The main vestibule is now open. We have ordered new candles but, in the meantime, we will have the old candles available again.

Our renovations are a work in progress and should be completed soon! Please note: the CASA house is now in the north vestibule by the Father Joe Garden.

Thank you for your understanding while we complete these renovations to update and beautify Our Lady of Lourdes Church.



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