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October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. We are in the middle of a raging and intensifying battle of spiritual warfare, and evil is all around us. St. Teresa of Calcutta would never be without her rosary, her weapon of choice. Let us all follow her example and pray ardently to gain the protection and strength that comes through this holy devotion. Pray the rosary everyday!

October 2017 • News & Events
On Friday, October 13th,
come pray at a Marian Shrine
dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

We are planning a most special day on October 13th to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, the sign given by Our Lady of Fatima so that all might believe and heed her plea to pray the rosary daily for peace and the conversion of hearts. Come help us honor our Blessed Mother who loves us so dearly, and receive a Plenary Indulgence by coming and fulfilling the necessary requirements.

• 11:30 am: regularly scheduled Rosary
• 12:00 pm: Holy Mass with St. Philomena's Children's Choir followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (until 7:30 pm Mass)
• Holy Hour of Devotions: Scapular Investiture, Patriotic Rosary, Fatima Prayers, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
• Confessions heard after both Masses
• 3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet in Song
• 7:30 pm: Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction. 

Complimentary refreshments will be available.
Special Flash Sales in the Bookstore too!
First Saturday Mass & Devotions 
Ministry Presentation: Neighbor Ride
Saturday, October 7th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Along with First Saturday Mass and devotions, OLC hosts a brief presentation by a local ministry each month. Next up is Colleen Konstanzer, Community Outreach Coordinator for Neighbor Ride, which coordinates volunteers in providing transportation for their elderly neighbors to appointments, shopping trips, and religious services. Come hear how you might assist this gentle ministry which helps so many continue to enjoy their independence. You might make a new friend!
Annual Rosary Rally Crusade
Saturday, October 14th, 10:30 am
We will once again be participating in the  annual America Needs Fatima Public Square Rosary Crusade. These rallies are always held on the Saturday closest to the date of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun. There will be thousands of rosary rallies in cities all across America on October 14th. In 2016, there were more than 16,000 groups of faithful Catholics simultaneously praying for our country and the world! Mass at 10:30 am will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, and Benediction. Please come pray for peace and the conversion of hearts.
Children's Story Time & Craft
Two Wednesdays, October 18th & 25th
10:30 - 11:30 am

Join us in the conference room for a fun and faith-filled time together including a storybook reading and activity. We will provide a snack and water. RSVP to help us anticipate how many snacks and crafts to have on hand! Our reading selections this month: October 18th, "Before I Sleep, I Say Thank You;" October 25th, "Saint Stories" board book.
SAVE THE DATE: November 1st: All Saints Day Parade of Saints! Start planning their little saint costumes now!

Fall Defend Life Speaker:
Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R.

Friday, October 20th, 1:00 pm

The Fall Defend Life Speaker Series continues with a talk from former President and Chancellor of Franciscan University, Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R.  His talk, "Threats to Primary Things in American Life" will be a reflection on the transformation of Franciscan University back to its Catholic roots, facilitated by another former President, Fr. Michael Scanlan, who passed to his eternal reward earlier this year. No one knew Fr. Mike better than Fr. Henry. Please join us in the conference room to hear more about this dynamic visionary leader who turned a struggling regional college into a world-renowned leader in Catholic education. And stay for cake and lively discussion!
Divine Mercy for America Presentation - Joan & Dave Maroney
Thursday, October 26th, 1:00 pm
OLC is excited to welcome the Maroneys, co-founders and co-directors of Mother of Mercy Messengers, an apostolate of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. This dynamic couple will be presenting little known facts and history surrounding the Divine Mercy revelations given to St. Maria Faustina in the 1930's and their supreme importance for the US and the world today. The presentation will take place in the chapel. Join us afterwards in the conference room for cake and refreshments.

October 6th-8th at Mount St. Mary's University in Emittsburg, MD
Our Lady's Center is excited to once again be invited to exhibit at the 7th Annual Maryland Catholic Women's Conference taking place on the weekend of October 7th-9th at Mount St. Mary's University in Emittsburg. This year's theme is “Fire Within.” One who is in communion with her Beloved (Christ) is a beacon to all. Her “Fire Within” is from the Holy Spirit. We are called to ignite that fire of faith through prayer and living the Gospels. This conference will feature Dynamic Speakers, Peaceful Adoration, Mass with Archbishop Lori, Confession, Holy Rosary, Catholic Exhibitors and more! More info HERE. Register now, and we'll see you there with lots of our most exciting merchandise!


Celebrating Our Blessed Mother's Birthday
A mother's birthday should ALWAYS be a big deal, but even more so when it is Our Blessed Mother. On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, October 8th, patrons sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed delicious sandwiches provided by the Legion of Mary, birthday cake, and refreshments in honor of our beloved mother, God's gift to us!
Oh, Baby...Change is Good!
I know several young mothers who will be breathing a sigh of relief at this announcement...Our Lady's Center has a brand new Koala Care changing station! No more running to the car during Mass or Storytime. Our new wall-mounted changing station is located in the women's restroom...not because clean-up duty should always be left to the woman, mind you, but because the men's room serves double duty as a storeroom for supplies. Men, if you need to change your baby's diaper, just please verify the women's restroom is vacant and lock the door until you are done. There will be a dedicated wastebasket for diapers under the station to be emptied daily. Please use it.
September Storytime Fun!
We're starting to have a nice group of regulars for Storytime, with more coming each time. It's wonderful to see new friendships blossoming under Mary's gentle watch. And we are very grateful to "Mrs. Ginny" for sharing her love of children and her excellent catechizing skills with our smallest patrons. We're very blessed to have her. Sign up HERE for emailed reminders.
Terry Takes the Cake!
A Different Set Up Every Day
OLC welcomed the riveting pro-life author and speaker, Terry Beatley, with a wonderful turn out and (of course) a delicious cake. Terry's talk was very well received, and she sold out of all copies of her book, "What If We've Been Wrong?" Thank you, Terry, for coming! Don't miss our next speaker on October 20th.
Our conference room can be set up for presentations and for meetings. We routinely host Defend Life speakers, story time groups, weekly Legion of Mary praesidium meetings, DVD study groups, even overflow seating for special Masses. If you have need of a meeting space, contact us to discuss.

Spread the "Word"!
Tell your friends about OLC. They can sign up for the newsletter HERE
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October Special Dates

Saturday, October 7th:
First Saturday Mass & Devotions, 10:30 am

Friday, October 13th:
Miracle of the Sun at Fatima Centennial Day of Prayer & Devotions
12:00 Noon Mass & Holy Hour
7:30 Mass & Devotions
Adoration all day between Masses

Saturday, October 14th:
America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally
10:30 am Mass

Wednesday, October 18th:
​Children's Storytime and Craft, 10:30 am

Friday, October 20th:
Defend Life Speaker Talk, 1:00

Wednesday, October 25th:
​Children's Storytime and Craft, 10:30 am

Thursday, October 26th:
Divine Mercy Presentation, 1:00 pm


September Special Feasts 

   1 - St. Therese of Lisieux

   2 - Holy Guardian Angels

   4 - St. Francis of Asissi

   5 - St. Faustina Kowalska
         Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos

   7 - Our Lady of the Rosary

   8 - St. Bridget of Sweden

  11 - Pope St. John XXIII

  15 - St. Teresa of Avila

  16 - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

  18 - St. Luke

  22 - Pope St. John Paul II

  28 - Sts. Simon & Jude


*We are TAX-EXEMPT! All sales go towards supporting the Shrine! 

"Jacinta, Flower of Fatima" is a revealing book about our youngest saint yet, canonized in this Centennial Year of Fatima, a highly recommended must read.
New Electric Votive Candles - Our Lady, Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy & St. Jude!
Infinities and Hail Mary Pashminas are back in stock for Fall!
We all need "A Heart Like Mary's." Check out this beautiful new devotional!
Get your Advent Candles! 10" & 12" tapers, votives, and these awesome LED's.

Just mention you saw this offer in the|
October OLC Newsletter!

20% OFF
One Fatima Item
Rosary • Statue • Book • Print

Must mention coupon at time of purchase. Valid on one regularly priced item only. Not valid on previously purchased items and cannot be combined with other coupons. 
Limit one offer per visit.
Expires 10/31/2017

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:
More than a few people have told us how much they love this message on the front door of Our Lady's Center and that there truly is a palpable sense of peace surrounding and filling this very special place. Come, bring your cares and concerns to the Blessed Mother. She will not disappoint!
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 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 events and activities throughout each month.