Welcome to

Shrine Church of
Our Lady of the Americas

Join us for Mass on Sundays at 9:30 AM (English) and 12:00 PM (Español).

Mass Times

English Mass – Sunday at 9:30 am
Misa en Español – Domingo a 12:00 pm


Church Location

273 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206


Contact Us

Office: (518) 465-3685

Who we are

W e are a multicultural, Catholic community in the heart of the City of Albany. Our community is committed to exercising our bold faith through pragmatic actions. We follow both a Jesus that lives and transforms the lives of others with unconditional love and unstoppable hope and a loving Father that calls us to do more for each other. Our church welcomes families from diverse cultures, languages, and ethnic backgrounds. We have been blessed with the opportunity to bring the word of God to English, Spanish and Filipino speakers. We are grateful that we are able to celebrate God’s love for us through many different cultures. One God, one Love, many expressions of the same love. We invite you to participate in this enlightening experience.

Upcoming Events

Special Events

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Prayer for the Easter Season

Halleluia!  Lord, Jesus, You have risen from the dead and are gloriously triumphant!  

Lord, I offer You profound thanksgiving that I may join in the celebration of Your Resurrection!  I thank You for loving me so much that I have been invited to participate in the new life won by You.

Dear Lord, the path to the Resurrection was one of exceptional pain and suffering.  It required of You the total sacrifice of Your life.  You held nothing back but poured out Your life to the last drop of blood.  

Risen Lord, the joyful message is that suffering and death were not the end.  You rose triumphantly in a new and glorified body, opening the door for all who believe in You to do the same.  Draw me in, dear Lord, to Your suffering and death so that I may also be drawn into the glory of Your Resurrection.  Give me the courage You had as You endured so much.  Help me to face the crosses in my life with Your strength.  As I do, fill me with hope as I anticipate the new life You will bring from all sufferings united to You.

Halleluia!  Lord, Jesus, You have risen from the dead and are gloriously triumphant!  

Halleluia!  All glory and praise to You, dear Lord, for Your Resurrection!

Halleluia!  May the glory of Your Resurrection be loved, embraced and proclaimed until the end of time and forever more!

Strategic Planning Meeting

Strategic planning is a process that will help us focus on aligning the unique gifts of our community and the resources that God has given us, and to take advantage of the different opportunities we have as a multicultural community at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas. Scripture says, “Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity” (Ephesians 5:15–16). As we do the planning, let God do the directing.

As a Catholics, this is not simple exercise of planning but the realization that through prayer and obedience we can be a catalyst to help bring a future that is in alignment with God’s will. Through prayer, the framework for a plan can be established. We do the planning, but God does the directing.

During the following weeks over 30 leaders of our Shrine community will received a personal invitation to participate in this process. Father O'Connor and Sister Grace Diaz, did an amazing job identifying different individuals within our community to help us in this process. If you received an invitation, we encourage you to participate with us. If you do not received an invitation, you have a greater task, pray for the process of planning asking for God direction.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
Where: Blessed Sacrament

Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas

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Contact Us

273 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206

274 Sherman Street
Albany, New York 12206


(518) 465-3685 Ext. 12



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