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!

Lent 2019

Click here for a listing of the wonderful opportunities being offered here at OLL during Lent.

The Rice Bowl Project

During the season of Lent, we are encouraged to pray, fast and give alms. The Rice Bowl project gives assistance to the poor and hungry throughout the world. The Rice Bowls are at the exits of church today. Please take one and put your loose change in or perhaps the money you might have after abstaining from a treat or giving up something during Lent. The Rice Bowls will be collected at the end of Lent.

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.

Rosary for the Preservation of Traditional Marriage

Please join the Rosary Christian Mothers in saying the Rosary for the preservation of Traditional Marriage on Saturday, March 23 at Noon on Hunter Avenue in front of the Church.

Help Nicholas Monaco, Troop 1, with his Eagle Scout Service Project

The Project: Collect 1,500 pounds of non perishable food and other helpful incidentals for Our Lady of Lourdes Outreach Center. Some suggestions include tissues, toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, cups, tooth paste, soap, shaving cream, razors, pasta, soup cans, peanut butter, sauce, etc.

The collection will take place on Sunday, March 24 and Sunday, March 31 from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the All Purpose Room/Gymnasium. Your support is greatly appreciated. Contact information: e-mail:

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:

March 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  |  Margaret Dixon at:  |  Susan Hahn at: 631-877-8736 (cell) or 631-667-0736 (home)

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Orchestra Dates 2019

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 March 11, 2019:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  92%
Amount Pledged:      $335,836
Total Paid to Date:    $312,407
Number of Pledges:  727

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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