News & Updates

News & Updates

Pastor’s Letter

Click herebmcnamara to 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!

Mass of Thanksgiving

Sister Nancy is celebrating her 50th Anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph!

Please join us for a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 18 at 12:30pm. Reception to follow in the Cafeteria.

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thursday, November 22 at 9:30am 

Come together to celebrate the goodness of the Lord at our Mass on Thanksgiving Day!

This is an opportunity to take time out to reflect on the many good things that have happened in our lives during the last year, but we must also remember those who are in need. We ask that you remember to bring a non-perishable food item to the Thanksgiving Mass to be a blessing to those in need. These items will be kept in your pew until the offertory procession, at which time ushers will help direct you.

A basket will also be available if you prefer to give a monetary contribution.

We will give thanks as God’s holy and blessed people!

The Parish Office will close on Wednesday, November 21 at 3:00pm in observance of Thanksgiving.  The Office will re-open on Friday, November 24 at 9:00am.

Book of the Names of the Deceased

Beginning November 2, and continuing throughout the month of November, a special book will be placed in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, inscribed with the names of all who have died in our Parish Family over the past year.

In prayer, let us remember all of these men and women who have gone before us, “marked with the sign of faith.” May our united prayers help us to better understand and appreciate our faith in Christ, our risen Lord, who conquers sin and death and brings new life to all!

Thanksgiving at OLL

It’s November and Thanksgiving is fast approaching.

Once again, we ask our generous parish family and friends to help those less fortunate by making a donation to Outreach. We would like to suggest that when you are shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner, you buy a duplicate item for one of our families in need and bring it to Parish Outreach for distribution.

Any donations of Thanksgiving food, including turkeys or hams, would be gratefully accepted. If your budget has room to donate a complete dinner, we are working with families of 2-8 members.

We’ll be in the Parish Center on Sunday, November 18 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm,to accept donations. We ask that all donations be brought to Outreach by Monday, November 19.

Thank you for your help.

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group – “OLLY”

Calling all High School Students – Grades 9-12

November 16 and December 14 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Parish Center

Come join us for some Food, Fellowship and FUN! Bring a Friend!!!

Any questions please call or text: Stephanie Hahn: 631-617-8212 or Fr. Greg Breen 631-661-3224 x 121 or go to our Instagram Page: ollyowls_123

Come and worship with the new Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Orchestra!

The orchestra will be at the 6:00pm Mass on the following dates:

Sunday, November 18
Sunday, December 16
Tuesday, December 25 at the 11:00am Mass

Interested in joining us? Please contact

A Christmas Experience For The Whole Family

Visit a street called


Walk among the common folk on the day JESUS was born.
Meet Roman Soldiers, Census Takers, Potters, Weavers, Ladies at the Well
Eat in the Marketplace … Eavesdrop on the Shepherds and Angels
Talk with the Inn Keeper and Mary and Joseph

presented by

The Parish Ministry Committee

All Purpose Room from 
2:00pm to 5:00pm
(come at any time, stay as long as you want)

This is a FREE EVENT.

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

Sunday, December 9 at 10:30am in OLL Cafeteria

What’s On The Menu? Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Coffee, Tea.

Crafts and Activities for Children and a visit with St. Nicholas. Be sure to bring your camera for photos with St. Nicholas!

Cost:  $2.00 Per Person   /   $10.00 Maximum For A Family

Tickets will be on sale after 9:30am Mass each week,  and at the Outreach Office.

Tickets must be purchased by December 1.

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 November 13, 2018:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  79%
Amount Pledged:      $327,361
Total Paid to Date:    $258,057
Number of Pledges:  711

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: 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!

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 links 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
Missalette Memorial Form

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