God's Love

At the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas, we follow Pope Francis definition of God’s love. Pope Francis says “God’s Love is not something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that it is free and unconditional – no matter what” (2017). Come an join us!

Community

At the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas we believed in the importance of the sense of community. As a multicultural community we are interested in that every parishioner fill a sense of belonging and use their spiritual gifts to enhance our congregation.

Integration

As a multicultural community, the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas is thrilled to integrate individuals from different cultures, race, ethnics, and languages. Come and be part of us!

The Sacred Heart or Rose Window

It has a most unusual design with the Sacred Heart at the center and seven angels and one person in the surrounding eight windows.  The window was the gift of the Cornelius Lonergan family in 1890s. The person in the eighth window is Margaret E. Lonergan, daughter of Cornelius and Mary Lonergan.  Margaret died of typhoid fever in 1890 at the age of 20. Following her death, the famly ordered the window with Margaret in the company of the angels. A tin-type photograph taken of oil painting of Margaret was sent to Europe where the window was made.

Narrative taken from Bulletin, June 11, 1989

Saint Patrick’s Window

The window depicts a king sitting on a raised throne, with a crown on his head, and both hands on a sword which stretches from the floor to the area of his chest.  St. Patrick is standing in front of the throne looking up at the king. On his head is a Bishop’s Miter and in his left hand a Crosier. His right hand is raised and holds a brilliant, green, three leafed shamrock.  He appears to be preaching. Around St. Patrick and the king are members of the court and five warriors holding pikes. Through the archway we see part of the castle and a round tower and building in the distance. At the bottom of the window are two separate panels each containing a shield with a crownn above and surrounded by tree branches. The left panel has a hand in the shield (Crest of O’Neil) and the right shows a stag (Crest of O’Connor).  We assume that the scene is the window is taking place at Tara in County Meath. It was donated in memory of Michael and Nora Cahill.

Narrative taken from an old writeup from the 1970s

The Presentation Window

This window shows Anna, Zachary holding Jesus, Mary with a candle, and Joseph with two doves in a cage.  In the background we see the ten commandments and a lamp. “Now dost thou dismiss thy servant … because my eyes have seen Thy salvation.” Luke 2:29. This window is memory of Mr, and Mrs, Keiran McCabe.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

Jesus Teaching in the Temple

​This window shows Jesus and three men, one wearing blue over green with a beard, one wearing red over violet with a red hat, and one wearing blue over green with a beard.  There is also a oil lamp with a book and book and scroll. “And it came to pass that after three days they found him in the Temple sitting in the midst of the teachers.” Luke 2:46.

This window is in memory of Paul J. Simon.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

Jesus with his Disciples

​This window shows an angel at the top, Jesus, John, a man with a red hat, three women, a man with a white head dress, and flowers.  There is city in the distance and two men on camels. “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another.”  John 13:25

This window is in memory of Mary Collins and Patrick Collins.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Baptism of Jesus

​This window shows a lamb with banner and book with seals at the top, Jesus with blue feet, and John the Baptist wearing red.  “And behold a voice from the heavens said: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows.

The Holy Family

​This window shows a chalice at the top, Jesus with wood in the form of a cross, Mary spinning wool, and Joseph with an ax. “Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was subject to them. But His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.”  Luke 2:51

This window is memory of Reverend John W. Nolan.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Disciples on the
Road to Emmaus

This balcony window shows a heart at the top, Jesus holding bread, a young man, an older man, two chalices, and two plates. “Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was subject to them. But His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.”  Luke 2:51

This window is memory of Reverend John W. Nolan.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

Dominican Window

This balcony window shows an angel with a liar at the top, Dominic with a white habit and black cape, an apparition of Mary holding Jesus who holds a rosary, a dog with a torch in his mouth, flowers, and a book.  The dog with a torch is a Dominican symbol … Dominic’s mother, Blessed Joan of Aza, when she was pregnant with Dominic had a dream involving a dog with a torch … symbolic of Dominic igniting the world with the love of God … spreading the faith.

This window was a gift of the Rosary Society.

​Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

Sacred Heart Window in the Balcony

​This balcony window shows an angel with a harp at the top, Jesus, the Sacred Heart, Saint Margaret Mary, a lamp, and a book.

This window was a gift from the League of the Sacred Heart.

​​Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Crucifixion Window

​This balcony window shows IHS in the top, Mary, John, Jesus on the cross, a red moon, a woman, and the city in the background.

​Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

Commissioning of Peter

​This window shows an angel at the top, John, two other disciples, Peter, Jesus with the Keys in His hand and a sheep at his feet, and Saint Peter’s Basilica in the distance.  “I will give thee the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 16:19

This window was in memory of the Edward Carroll Family.

​Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

Jesus with the Children

This window shows Jesus with His hand on the head of a child, a disciple that may be Peter, six children, four women, and two men.  “Suffer the little children for such is the Kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14

This window is in memory of Denis Maher by his wife Catherine.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Nativity Window

This window shows an angel with the banner “Gloria in excelsis Deo,” three shepherds, a donkey, Joseph, Mary holding Jesus, a basket of fruit, and a white rabbit.

This window is in loving memory of Mary A. Rush.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

 

The Annunciation Window

This window shows the symbol of Mary on the top, Gabriel with a banner “Ave Maria,” a dove, Mary kneeling, a book, and a lily.  “Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.” Luke 1:28

This window is loving memory of William Sweeney and Mother.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Agony in the Garden Window

This vestibule window shows Jesus kneeling, an angel holding a chalice, and the backdrop of a garden.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Four Gospel Writers

These sacristy windows represent the four Gospel writers: Saint Matthew, Saint Mark, Saint Luke, and Saint John.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

The Saint Bridget Window

This sanctuary windows show Saint Bridget holding a crozier.

This window is in memory of Edward Whitty and wife.

Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

 

The Holy Family Window

This window over the choir shows the Baby Jesus in center surrounded by the Star, Mary, Joseph, angels, and sheep.

The Holy Eucharist Window

This window shows wheat “I am the Bread of Life” and the Cross and grapes.

​Narrative taken from an old document about the windows

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