News & Updates

News & Updates

Pastor’s Letter

Click herebmcnamara to 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!

All Souls Mass of Remembrance

We Remember – We Celebrate – We Believe

During the past year at Our Lady of Lourdes, more than 100 Funeral Masses were celebrated for members of our Parish family who have died. Their families will be invited to participate in a special Mass of Remembrance, followed by hospitality, on Saturday, November 2 at 11:30am.

Let us remember in prayer this day all who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and for their families who mourn their passing – may they know of Christ’s healing love.

White Coat Mass

St. Luke’s Ministry, a Diocesan and Catholic Health Based Ministry, will be celebrating a White Coat Mass on Sunday, October 20 at the 11:00am Mass.

All Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Emergency Medical Personnel, Dentists and all that attend to the sick are cordially invited to attend this very special Mass.

Light refreshments will be served after the Mass. Kindly call the Parish Office at 631.661.3224, ext. 121 to RSVP.

Religious Education Kindergarten Program

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

October 25
November 22
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:

Trash & Treasure Sale

The Rosary Christians Mothers are looking for donations of household items, children’s games (with all the pieces), sporting equipment, etc. (NO CLOTHES) for our Trash & Treasure Sale to be held in the All Purpose Room on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, October 27 from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

For donations and any questions, please call Claire at 631-669-3178.

Calling New Altar Servers

WHO ? … Any Student Grade 4 and up
WHY ?… Because you would like to become an Altar Server at Mass
WHEN ?… COME on Monday, October 28 at 5:15pm in the Church

(PEP 4 students may come with parent after class)

Come to an information meeting with Fr. Greg … find out details about training and scheduling. Training will take place in the Church on Mondays at 5:15pm and Saturdays at 11:30am.

Please call the Parish Office at 631-661-3224 x 121 to RSVP or e-mail:

Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus

The new Knights of Columbus Council # 17379 will be having their Organizational Meeting on Wednesday October 30 at 8:00pm in the Parish Center. Those men who have joined, or those interested in joining, should attend this meeting.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Golden Wedding Anniversary Liturgy

This Fall, couples who have been married fifty years will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford. Mass will begin at 2:00pm with Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski presiding. Space is limited, registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the Parish Office. The forms can also be found on the diocesan website: If you have any questions, you may call 516-678-5800, extension 223.

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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