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!

March for Life

On Friday, January 24, the annual March for Life is taking place in Washington DC. There will be a bus leaving from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (210 South Wellwood Avenue) in Lindenhurst, NY 11757. The day will begin with Mass at 5:00am at OLPH, with the departure immediately following Mass.

To make a reservation on the bus, please call Charlie and Kathy Feldman at 631-225-9864. There is no charge, Fr. Brian is paying the bus fee for Our Lady of Lourdes Parishioners.

Needed: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Good Samaritan Hospital

Do you have a desire to further Christ’s healing mission by bringing the Eucharist to the sick in the hospital on Sundays? If you are currently an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the parish, or are just thinking about it, the Diocese offers training classes to prepare you for this most important and blessed ministry. Please call Liz Cook at 631-376-4103 in the Pastoral Care Office at Good Samaritan Hospital for more information.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Mission Trip to El Salvador

Our mission trip this year will take place from June 27 to July 3.

There will be an information meeting on Thursday, January 30 at 7:30pm in the Media Center, located in the school.

Catholic Faith Network Telethon

The Catholic Faith Network Telethon is the weekend of Saturday, February 8 from 2:00pm-10:00pm and Sunday, February 9 from 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Please tune in on Cablevision channel 29/137, Time Warner Channel 471 or Verizon FiOS channel 296 to support our Diocesan Television Station. It will be 18 hours filled with many guest “stars” including many of the clergy, religious and dedicated lay people of our Diocese. Additionally, visits from celebrity chefs and musical groups will help fuel the enjoyment.

Join Msgr. Jim Vlaun for the Catholic Faith Network Telethon and consider making a donation by phone or a secure donation over the internet at

OLL Wiffle Ball

Grab a Bat, Have a Ball … Adult OLL Wiffle Ball is Back!

Come join us after the 6:00pm Mass on the following Sundays:

2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 from 7:00-8:30pm in the All Purpose Room.

Great way to meet other parishioners! Teams will be decided each week, depending on how many players we have. No running, no experience and no equipment needed.

You do not need to attend every week. The only requirement is that you come out and have FUN! For questions contact: Terri Hunter at: 631-838-3572 (cell) or, Susan Hahn at: 631-877-8736 (cell) or 631-667-0736 (home), or Margaret Dixon at:

Religious Education Kindergarten Program

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

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:

Annual Victorian Tea

Please save the date for our Annual Victorian Tea …

Sunday, March 22
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, February 18.

Our Lady of Lourdes Pre-Cana

Our Parish Pre-Cana Program will be held this year the weekend of April 17 – April 19.

For further information, please leave a message for Deacon Rich Maher at 631-661-3224, option 2.

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