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!

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Parish Office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00am.

Ascension Thursday

The Ascension of the Lord, Thursday, May 30, is a holy day of obligation.

Mass will be celebrated:

Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00pm (Vigil Mass)
Thursday, May 30 at 8:30am, 12:10pm and 7:30pm

We, though many, are ONE ~ We Are Family

On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit gave the disciples the ability to speak to many people in different languages. The disciples could share the language of God’s love with people of different lands and backgrounds. All were joined in the One Church.

We are looking for members of our church family who speak a language other than English. We hope to all join together as one at the beginning of each Mass on Pentecost Sunday (June 9). Please be part of our celebration by sharing a short sentence of greeting and welcome in your second language.

Contact Robin at the rectory at 631-661-5440, Option #2. Give us your name, a contact number, the language you speak and which Mass you usually attend. Please contact us by June 2.

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Orchestra

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.

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 May 20, 2019:

Parish Goal:                  $442,840
Percentage attained:  82%
Amount Pledged:      $364,867
Total Paid to Date:    $358,781
Number of Pledges:  925

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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