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May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our newsletter is called "Thy Word" in honor of Mary's fiat, her yes to God. Let us pray for the grace to say yes! More HERE.
"Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are 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."

Thy Word Newsletter
May 2017


Fatima Feast Day

Saturday, May 13th
10:00-3:00 pm

Flame of Love Presentation
Thursday, May 18th
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Traditional Latin
Mass & Pot Luck

Tuesday, May 30th
6:30 pm

The Our Lady of Fatima NOVENA  begins May 4th 
and ends on her Feast Day, May 13th. Sign up to receive the Novena prayers daily HERE

Mass & devotions begin at 10:30 am. More on the devotion HERE.
The Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima 
Centennial Celebration


Saturday, May 13th  •  10:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Our Lady's Center is planning a very special day
in honor of Our Blessed Mother!

Schedule of the Day’s Events
10:00 am    100 Year Anniversary Rosary Crusade (Mysteries led by Children)
10:30 am    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
11:00 am    Paschal Mystery Concert by the St. Philomena’s Apostolate Choir
11:30 am    May Procession & Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                    Any recent First Communicants are invited to lead the
                    May Crowning procession in their sacramental attire!

11:45 am    Confessions; Light Refreshments; Bookstore open until 3pm
12:30 pm    Special Screening of the full length movie “The 13th Day” (85 min.)
  3:00 pm    Divine Mercy Chaplet

Make a Pilgrimage! You will be able to receive a
plenary indulgence. See below for more details!

2017 is the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. This is the year of Fatima. Our Lady's Center will be a site where pilgrims may come and pray before our own beautiful Pilgrim Virgin Statue permanently enshrined in our chapel and fulfill the other necessary requirements to receive a plenary indulgence. The special days to gain an indulgence will be the 13th of each month between May and October, the days on which Our Lady appeared to the three children in Fatima Portugal 100 years ago. Read more HERE and HERE. Our Lady of Fatima is the Center's patroness and protector, and we are dedicated to her and receive her constant protection. We always offer the First Saturday Masses and devotions as she requested.
Flame of Love Presentation by Anthony Mullen
Thursday, May 18th, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
OLC will be hosting a presentation on the Flame of Love Movement entitled "The Role of the Mother of God, the Flame of Love Grace, and the New Pentecost." Anthony Mullen, who was appointed by Archbishop Chaput as National Coordinator for the movement, will be the guest speaker. Learn more about the Flame of Love HERE and about Mullen HERE. At Fatima, God requested devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Now, God is offering a special grace of protection to those willing to accept, embrace and spread His Mother’s role and the power given to the Immaculate Heart and the Flame of Love that issues from Her Heart.
Traditional Latin Mass 
& Pot Luck

Tuesday, May 30th, 6:30 pm
A meditative low Mass will be offered by Fr. Canisius Tah of the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City. Missals are provided with Latin on one side and English on the other, so it is not difficult to follow along. After Mass, we will enjoy light fare and lively conversation in the conference room. Please bring something to share if you can. Find out why Traditional Latin Mass is so awesome HERE. And HERE is an interesting perspective on the Low Mass from an eighteen-year-old Australian living in Mongolia and discerning the priesthood.


Photos from Our Annual Spring Clean Up Day 
The weather cooperated, and much tidying was accomplished. Thank you to Board Member Jean Ayoub and his wife Eliana who coordinated the effort and to all the volunteers who came to tidy Our Lady's Center's chapel and grounds. We are so grateful for your help. May you be abundantly blessed for your service!

Dr. Christina Lynch Speaks at OLC
The Spring segment of the Defend Life Speaker series wrapped up with a talk and presention by Dr. Christine Lynch on connecting with millennials. Her insights were well received, and many said they came away with a better understanding of the challenges facing young adults and teenagers and the strategies and resources which are available to help. Dr. Lynch made use of our new flat screen TV for her presentation.

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May Feasts
   5/1 St. Joseph the Worker
   5/2 St. Athanasius
   5/3 St. Philip & James the Lesser
   5/7 Good Shepherd Sunday
 5/13 Our Lady of Fatima
 5/15 St. Isadore the Farmer
 5/22 St. Rita of Cascia
 5/25 Ascension of Our Lord 
 5/26 St. Philip Neri
 5/31 Visitation
May Events
 5/ 6 First Saturday Mass & Devotions

 5/13 Our Lady of Fatima Day of Events

 5/14 Mother's Day

 5/18 Flame of Love Presentation

 5/30 Traditional Latin Mass & Pot Luck


Mother's Day Gifts

For Mother's Day, we have rolled out what has been called "the cart of shameless temptation!" Rest assured, however, that it is guilt free candy. The Trappistine Nuns in Massachusettes use only the best ingredients in their chocolates, fudge, penuche and munch, and they pray as they make them! This candy is truly heavenly!
Wrap your mother in prayer with a beautiful Hail Mary pashmina scarf!
Or perhaps she would prefer to receive a lovely Mother & Child cameo necklace!
Fatima Feast Day Items
This NEW Ignatius Press Coffee Table Book is an excellent resource for the Centennial Year of Fatima, brimming with photos and historical information.
The first-hand account of the Dominican sculptor who followed the direction of Sr. Lucia in creating the Pilgrim Virgin Statue (the very same one that came to OLC last month!)
Father Andrew Apostoli's excellent must-read analysis of the events that took place in Fatima including the careful addressing of any lingering questions and doubts.

Click HERE for a printer-friendly coupon.
15% OFF

One Box of Trappistine
Chocolates, Fudge, Penuche or
Butternut Munch!
Must present coupon at time of purchase. Valid on regularly priced items only.
Coupon not valid on previously purchased items and cannot be
combined with other coupons. Limit one coupon per visit.
Expires 05/31/2017

Can't Get to our Store?
Our homebound and out-of-town patrons have found shopping at our online store convenient and helpful. We carry a variety of medals, crucifixes, and rosaries there for your convenience. You can shop anytime and choose to have your items shipped either to your home address or to anywhere you need them sent. We thank you for supporting OLC and appreciate any and all patronage as the proceeds of all sales go toward supporting our unique apostolate. Click here to visit now:
Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
3301 Rogers Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 461-5066
Store Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*
Friday: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm*
First Saturday: 10:00 am -10:30 am; 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
*Please note that the store is always closed during the noon Mass
Chapel Hours:

Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass

Monday-Friday: 12:00pm
Friday night: 7:30 pm
1st Saturdays: 10:30 am
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am

Following all Masses

Friday: 12:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday Night Devotions

Holy Mass: 7:30 pm
Followed by: Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine is a 501(c)3 non-profit Catholic lay apostolate within the Archdiocese of Baltimore located outside of Baltimore, Maryland in Ellicott City. We offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and confessions upstairs in our chapel each weekday and on first Saturdays. Downstairs in our beautiful store, we carry a large selection of Catholic books and religious articles to meet every need. We have many monthly events and activities.