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!


Grab a Bat, Have a Ball … Adult OLL Wiffle Ball is Back!

Come join us after the 6:00pm Mass on the following Sundays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the All Purpose Room:

February 24
March 3, 10, 24 and 31
April 7

Great way to meet other parishioners! Teams will be decided each week. No equipment needed. You do not need to attend every week.

For questions contact:  Terri Hunter at: 631-838-3572 (cell) or tthunter@optonline.net  |  Margaret Dixon at: margaretcd@aol.com  |  Susan Hahn at: 631-877-8736 (cell) or 631-667-0736 (home)


Camps ‘R’ Us Open House

Sunday, February 24
10:00am to 12 Noon
OLL School Building Lobby

Camps ‘R’ Us open houses include a detailed campus tour led by one of our Directors, during which parents and campers can preview the facilities that are in use during the summer. Following the tour, all are invited to share in a Q&A with the tour guide. Printed materials are also available, including our Parent Guide, Calendar and Enrollment Forms.

Additional upcoming Open House dates: March 24, April 13, and May 5.


Annual Victorian Tea

Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:00pm – 5:00pm
All Purpose Room

Chinese Auction – great local restaurant gift cards! Prizes for the Best Hat and Best Decorated Table ~ Please bring your Favorite Teacup!

Tickets $25 per person

Tickets may be purchased in the Outreach Office beginning on Tuesday, February 26. First 75 tickets sold will receive ten free raffle tickets. All subsequent tickets sold will receive five free tickets.


Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Orchestra Dates 2019

Sunday, March 3 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
Sunday, April 7 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
Sunday, May 19 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 9 – 6:00pm Mass, rehearsal starting at 5:00pm

For more information or to join our Youth Orchestra, contact: AnnMarie Buonaspina at 631-707-3366


Getting Married? Congratulations!

Our Pre Cana weekend will be Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019. Please call Deacon Rich at 631-661-5478 for more information.


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 February 19, 2019:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  92%
Amount Pledged:      $335,586
Total Paid to Date:    $310,926
Number of Pledges:  726


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


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:  ollchurch.formed.org. 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!