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!


Car Wash Fundraiser

Saturday, June 22
9:00am – 3:00pm
Parking Lot in front of Rectory/Parish Office
Cost: $5.00

Eagle Scout Candidate Matthew Chau, of Boy Scout Troop 179, is building 3 wooden picnic tables and 2 benches for the Woods Road Elementary School Courtyard. The garden area will be refreshed and also receive fresh plantings.


Bake Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 After All Masses

John Cannarella from Troop 179 will be having a Bake Sale after all Masses on June 22 and June 23. The Bake Sale is to raise money for John’s Eagle Scout Project. John has installed a wheelchair accessible checkerboard table at West Islip Beach.

Select a few tasty treats to bring home while also supporting John’s endeavor.


Blood Drive

Monday, June 24
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center
3:15pm to 9:15pm

New York Blood Center has officially declared a blood emergency because supplies have dropped below required minimums, even for the seasonally low summer months. While they seek to always maintain a 7-9 day supply, the local blood supply has reached a critically low level. They are encouraging people of all blood types to donate and there is an especially critical need for O negative and B negative blood types. One donation of blood can help save up to three patient’s lives.

Please donate.


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 June 11, 2019:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  83%
Amount Pledged:      $369,417
Total Paid to Date:    $366,604
Number of Pledges:  935


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


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