News & Updates

News & Updates

Pastor’s Letter

Click here bmcnamarato read the most recent letter from our Pastor, Msgr. Brian McNamara.

Remember: Together, we can do something beautiful for God!

Meeting for All Ushers especially Christmas Season Ushers

There will be a meeting in the Church on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00pm for ALL Ushers, and especially for all who are interested in volunteering as Christmas Season Ushers.

The Giving Tree

In anticipation of the great event Christmas!

The Giving Tree has been decorated with tags so that you may help those in need this Christmas. Please return your gift by Sunday, December 15 so that there is time to sort and distribute the gifts.

We ask that the gifts are brought in unwrapped but we will gladly accept wrapping paper, bows and tags so that the families can wrap the gifts for their loved ones.

Thank you for all the support you give to Outreach.

Religious Education Kindergarten Program

This program is designed to assist Kindergarten students “unlock” the doors to learning about Jesus …

December 13
January 24
February 28
March 27
April 24
May 15

We meet in the school building … Room 17 at 4:30pm on Friday … and the program lasts about 35-40 minutes. Come and see what wonderful opportunities we have for your kindergarten children to learn about their faith!

E-mail to register:

Volunteers Needed!

Looking for volunteers to join the Altar Society. Pick up church linens, wash, iron and return them to the sacristy.

We currently have nine members, which means you would be responsible once every nine weeks. The more members we have, the longer in between obligations.

If interested, please call the rectory and leave your name and number or call me direct – Joyce Petersen 631-539-2917.

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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