News & Updates

News & Updates

Bishop’s Letter

Please click here to read the 2020 Lenten letter from our Bishop, John Barres.

Ash Wednesday, February 26 Schedule

The distribution of Ashes will take place at the following Masses and Prayer Services:

8:30am – Mass
12:10pm – Mass
2:00pm – Prayer Service
3:00pm – Prayer Service
4:00pm – Prayer Service
5:00pm – Prayer Service
6:00pm – Prayer Service
7:30pm – Mass

 Lectio: Eucharist, Discovering the Mass in the Bible

Join Adult Faith Formation to watch a new Bible study called “Lectio: Eucharist, Discovering the Mass in the Bible.” Experience Dr. Brant Pitre leading us to a greater and deeper understanding of the Scripture and discover God’s wondrous plan for our salvation.

This is a wonderful way to journey through Lent in preparation for the Triduum. We’ll celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening with renewed faith and thanksgiving. Hope to see you there!

Mondays 9:00am-10:30am :: Parish Center
February – March – April
February 24
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 9 (Holy Thursday)

Vita Scorcia – 631-669-4717
Carol Paprocky – 631-666-4312

Annual Victorian Tea

Grandmothers ~ Mothers ~ Daughters ~ Friends
Sunday, March 22
2:00pm to 5:00pm – All Purpose Room

Chinese Auction – great local restaurant gift cards! Prizes for the Best Hat and Best Decorated Table – please bring your Favorite Teacup! Tickets $25 per person and may be purchased in the Outreach Office beginning February 18.

First 75 tickets sold will receive ten free raffle tickets.

 Our Lady of Lourdes Mission Trip to El Salvador

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

For further information, contact Deacon Rich at 631-661-3224 and leave a message.

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:

2/23, 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 …

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:

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.

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.

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