News & Updates

News & Updates

Visit our website to watch the Daily Mass live-streamed below Monday-Saturday at 8:30am.

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The Sunday Masses will be live-streamed on Saturday at 5:00pm (vigil); Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.

Please note that we will NOT live stream the 6:00pm Sunday Mass.


“Drive By” First Communion Candidates Blessing

On SUNDAY, MAY 31, from 10:30am – 11:30am, Fr. Brian will be outside the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Church for a “Drive-By” First Communion Candidates Blessing with the Blessed Sacrament.

In compliance with the Directives from Bishop Barres, please DO NOT exit your vehicle as you receive your blessing. As you approach the main entrance of the Church, simply stop and Fr. Brian will bless our Pep 2 students and their families with the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. Please enter by the Hunter Avenue entrance; this way everyone will be going in the same direction!

As you know we cannot receive the Eucharist as of yet, but to be blessed by the Eucharist is a powerful blessing for all of us, especially for our Pep 2 students who are anxiously awaiting the celebration of their First Communion.


Thought of the Day – May 27, 2020

United States Naval Officer, Lieutenant Gerald L. Coffee was shot down over the China Sea on February 3, 1966.  He spent seven years in various North Vietnamese prison camps, often being subjected to torture.

Every Sunday, the senior officer in each cell block would pass a secret signal for “Church Call.”  Every man would stand up in his cell and recite Psalm 23.  Coffee noted: “I realized that despite being incarcerated in this terrible place, it was my ‘cup that runneth over’ because one day, I knew I would return to a beautiful and free country.”

I am sure many of us remember watching on T.V. when our POW’s returned home from Vietnam.  After he returned home, now Commander (he had been promoted twice while imprisoned) Gerald Coffee went to Mass with his family and was warmly welcomed by the Parish priest and the parishioners.

The Pastor asked Commander Coffee to say a few words to the parishioners.  Here is what he said:

Faith was key to my survival all those
years… of course, faith in God – truly
as you know, the foundation for it all…
Our lives are a continuing journey –
and we must learn and grow at
every bend as we make our way,
sometimes stumbling, but always
moving, toward the finest within us. 

Let’s just say “AMEN” to that!

 

[Click here to read past “Thoughts of the Day” by Fr. Brian]


Pastor’s Letter

Click herebmcnamara to read the most recent letter from our Pastor, Msgr. Brian McNamara.

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


“Drive By” Food Drive Sunday, June 7 :: 10:00am – Noon

Members of the AOH in Babylon will meet your car near the Outreach entrance to accept your donations of non-perishable food. Some of the most needed items include:

Mixed Vegetables  |  Beets  | Carrots  |  Canned Fruit  |  Boxed Potatoes  |  Mayonnaise  |  Black Beans  |  Kidney Beans  |  Cannellini Beans  |  Oatmeal  |  Pancake Mix / Syrup  |  Hamburger Helper  |  Shampoo  |  Rice  |  Canned Chili  |  Canned Chicken  |  Juice  |  Ketchup  |  Knorr’s Pasta Sides  |  Toothpaste

Thank you for all you do for Outreach!



During this time of prescribed social distancing, our Outreach Office will only be open Mondays through Fridays from 9:30am until 1:00pm. We ask that you please call before coming down.

Also, at this time, Outreach will not be accepting any articles of clothing as donations.


Our Lady of Lourdes Pre-Cana (Postponed)

Our Parish Pre-Cana Program has been postponed. We will publish the new date as soon as it is re-scheduled. For further information, please leave a message for Deacon Rich Maher at 631-661-3224, press 2.


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.

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