Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy | June 8, 2024


Fr. Dennis’ Installation Mass & Reception – Sunday, February 11, 2024

Last Sunday, February 11, at the 12:30pm Mass, our Parish Family celebrated the formal installation of Fr. Dennis as the 8th pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes.  It was wonderful to see so many come out to join in the festivities. Fr. Gerard Gordon, pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Amityville, (dean of our area’s deanery) presided over the installation rites and Fr. Dennis then took over as principal celebrant of the Mass.  During the ceremony, Fr. Dennis consecrated our Parish Family to the protection of the Blessed Mother with a beautiful prayer.  What made it even more special was that we also were celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes!  Following Mass, all were welcomed to a fun parish reception with delicious food and lots of fellowship.
God bless Fr. Dennis and may our Blessed Mother watch over our parish, always!  Thank you to all who helped make this day so special for Fr. Dennis and our Parish Family!  Below are some pictures from the Mass & Reception.

New Altar Servers Installed!

Congratulations to our newly installed Altar Servers:  Daniel Boykin, Caitlin Srubar, Tyler Schwarz, Tyler Burnett, Julia Gliberry, Patrick O’Regan, and John Maxwell.  May God continue to bless and guide you as you begin your ministry of service at God’s holy altar. Be assured of our prayers, support, and admiration for your commitment to serving the Lord and our Parish Family!

NYS Eucharistic Congress Pilgrimage
October 21, 2023

On Saturday, October 21, Fr Dennis, Fr Charles & Deacon Rich (our parish’s Eucharistic Congress Coordinator) led a busload of OLL Pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs in Auriesville, NY.   St. Isaac Jogues, St. Rene Goupil and St. John Lalande were all martyred here in the 1600s and the place where St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born.  A wonderful day of prayer, procession and fellowship was experienced by our group and the thousands of other pilgrims from all over New York State.  Thanks to Deacon Rich for organizing our parish’s participation in this very special and blessed event.  Below are a few photos from the trip.  (photo credit:  Estrellita DeLeon)



Annual Blessing of the Animals | Sunday, October 1

After a rainy week, this past Sunday, October 1, brought with it some beautiful sunshine just in time for us to greet all of your pets – large and small – on the Great Lawn at OLL where they received a blessing from Fr. Dennis, along with a sprinkling of holy water!  (photos courtesy of Mike Folks)

Pilgrimage to Fatima, Spain & Lourdes, France | August 2023

From August 13-21, a group of OLL parishioners traveled on pilgrimage with Fr Charles Mangano & Fr Tony Stanganelli to Fatima, Spain & Lourdes, France.  Below are a few photos from their amazing trip!  Check out OLL’s Facebook page to look at all of the photos and read about some of the things our pilgrims experienced while touring these blessed sites.  Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!  (photo credit:  Christopher DeLeon, pilgrim)

Bishop Barres visits OLL!

On Sunday, August 20, we were blessed with a visit from our diocesan bishop, Bishop John Barres, who stopped by OLL and celebrated the 9:30am Mass with Fr. Dennis & Deacon Nilo.

Eucharistic Procession – Saturday, June 10, 2023

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ | Corpus Christi

(photo credits: Michael Folks)


Fr. Brian’s Farewell Mass & Celebration – Sunday, May 21, 2023

(photos:  Michael Folks)

Deacon John DeGuardi’s Artwork

Deacon John DeGuardi was ordained a deacon for our diocese in May 2000 and served at OLL up until November 2020 when he retired from ministry and moved to New Jersey with his wife, Anne. One of Deacon John’s passions was his artwork, and many of his beautiful creations decorate our church, rectory and convent.Deacon John had a generous way of sharing his gifts and talents.  Below are just a few examples of the beautiful creations he made for our parish family.

Installation of Altar Servers – December 10, 2022

Bethlehem Boulevard – December 4, 2022

Ministry of Consolation :: Mass of Remembrance – November 12, 2022

Blessing of the Animals – October 9, 2022

Knights of Columbus Installation of Council Officers – September 2022

Seated From Left To Right: Joseph Ranazizi – Supreme Insurance agent, Thomas Humel – Suffolk Conference Chairman, Joseph Nolan – Deputy Grand Knight, Paul J. DiOrio – Chairman of the Board of District Deputies, Erik Pauze – Grand Knight, Charles Shami – District Deputy, Peter Lehr – Suffolk Conference Warden

Standing From Left To Right: Edward Rodemeyer – Financial Secretary, Joseph Lehmann – Warden, William Hasper – Chancellor, Thomas Conwell – Inside Guard, Brian Haggerty – Recorder, The Great Deacon,  Rich Maher, James Anderson – Treasurer, Daniel White – Three Year Trustee,  Thomas Gallagher – Lecturer, Thomas Perri – Two Year Trustee, Phil Ambrosino – One Year Trustee, Bartolo Viruso – Outside Guard

Officers Not Pictured: Monsignor Brian McNamara – Chaplain, Carmine Soldano – Advocate

Italian Family Feast 2022

Bishop Barres visited OLL – September 11, 2022

Visit our Facebook page to view the September 11 – 9:30am Mass celebrated by Bishop Barres

Family Hunt to Find the Christ Child in Bethlehem – December 12, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Mass – November 25, 2021

At our 65th Anniversary/Thanksgiving Day Mass, Fr. Brian used the chalice that Fr. Toomey’s parents gave to him for his ordination in 1929. Sixty-five years ago, on November 22, 1956, Fr. Toomey and our founding parishioners celebrated Mass for the first time as a parish family.


Below are pictures of church buildings and former pastors of OLL.

Blessing of the Animals – October 3, 2021

Italian Family Feast 2021

Knights of Columbus Installation of  Council Officers – September 2021

Our Lady of Lourdes Council No. 17379

Standing left to right: Thomas Gallagher-Lecturer, Bartolo Viruso-Outside Guard, James E. Anderson-Treasurer, Brian Haggerty-Recording Secretary, Joseph A. Lehmann-Warden, Thomas Conwell-Inside Guard, Thomas A. Perri-2 Yr. Trustee, Daniel F. White-3 Yr. Trustee

Seated left to right: Edward Rodemeyer-Financial Secretary, Joseph M. Nolan-Deputy Grand Knight, Erik J. Pauze-Grand Knight, Carmine E. Soldano-Advocate, Msgr. Brian J. McNamara-Chaplain, Deacon Richard P. Maher

Bishop Barres Visited OLL – June 27, 2021

Deacon Nilo DeLeon Mass of Thanksgiving – June 13, 2021

Deacon Nilo DeLeon Ordination – May 22, 2021

Blessing of the COVID-19 Memorial Garden – April 3, 2021

Blessing of the Animals – October 4, 2020

Celebrating Sister Nancy’s 50th Anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph – November 18, 2018