From Our Associate Pastor
Click here to read a note from our Associate Pastor, Fr. Greg Breen.
Remember: Together, we can do something beautiful for God!
PEP 1 Religious Education Program
If you have a child entering first grade in public school, your child should be registered for our “PEP 1” Religious Education Program. This first year program is required for participation in First Eucharist. It introduces the children to a basic understanding of the loving presence of God, the person of Jesus, conscience formation and the importance of community worship.
INFORMATION MEETING AND REGISTRATION
Monday, September 24, 2018 – 10:30am or 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – 10:30am or 7:30pm
The meeting will take approximately 45 minutes. It will be held in the Parish Center (meeting room opposite the playground).
Please bring your child’s **Baptismal Certificate (a copy is acceptable), and the registration fee (if this is your oldest child) is $210 (** Baptismal Certificate or copy is needed even if child was baptized at OLL).
No child will be assigned a room number unless we have a copy of the Baptismal Certificate.
Italian Family Feast Volunteers Needed
Mark Your Calendars: Our Lady of Lourdes Feast is just around the corner. It will be held this year from Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 16.
We will need many volunteers to help make this another successful feast. Our meeting for Feast Volunteers will be held on Thursday, August 16 in the Parish Center from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Those who have volunteered in the past will tell you there is a great deal of camaraderie, and a lot of fun to be had.
For further information, please contact Frank Antonawich at 631-587-7988 or Deacon Rich at 631-661-5478. Hope to hear from you soon.
Outreach “Back to School” Drive
Outreach will be collecting school supplies to donate to families in need. School Supplies we could use include:
*Glue Sticks *2 & 3 inch Binders *Marble Notebooks *Pencil Sharpeners *Scissors *Two Pocket Folders *Crayons *Soft Pencil Cases *Post-It-Notes *Pink Erasers *Supply Boxes *Highlighters *Paper *Markers *One, Three and Five Subject Spiral Notebooks *Gift Cards to Payless or Target would also be appreciated.
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.
* * * The next VIRTUS Training Class at OLL will be on Monday, September 10. * * *
If you have already taken the VIRTUS course, you need not repeat it.
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.
FORMED … is for you. Are you looking to be inspired, deepen your faith, learn more about your faith, and be better able to share with others?
FORMED … is FREE because OLL applied and received a scholarship, and we paid the balance of $600 FOR ONE YEAR.
FORMED … is for all OLL parishioners, along with other parishes in the Diocese of Rockville Centre … a great resource for DRAMATIC MISSIONARY GROWTH.
FORMED … it’s EASY and FREE to Register! Click on this link: ollchurch.formed.org. 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!
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 July 31, 2018:
Parish Goal: $442,840
Percentage attained: 65%
Amount Pledged: $290,011
Total Paid to Date: $191,102
Number of Pledges: 680
A Pastoral Letter from Bishop John O. Barres
The Supreme Gift: The Gift of Life
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Pope Blessed Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter: Humanae Vitae
Diocese of Rockville Centre Young Adult Ministry
Please CLICK HERE for details on the upcoming Catholic Young Adult Speaker Series.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY — DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE
516-678-5800 x 277 | YOUNGADULTMINISTRY@DRVC.ORG
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.