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Newsletter - September 2018
The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. Our hearts weep for our Holy Mother Church and all those who have been victimized by wolves in sheep's clothing. Make no mistake that we are battling principalities not of this world. This is spiritual warfare and the very gates of Hell are threatening. Let us turn confidently to the Blessed Mother and pray for her intercession as we fight for truth. Grab your rosaries. It is time to battle, to pray and fast for the purification of the Church.

Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for Reparations at OLC
Friday, September 7th, 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Archbishop Lori has declared this Friday, September 7th, as an Archdiocesan Day of Prayer of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the victims of abuse and for forgiveness and healing in the Church. Come to Our Lady's Center for the rosary at 11:30 am, Mass at noon, and all day Eucharistic Adoration until 7:30 pm Mass and devotions. In addition, consider making Friday a special day of fasting. "This kind (of evil spirit) cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.’” Mk 9:28-29. Learn more about the practice and the power of fasting HERE.
Movie Showing at OLC

A story of HOPE and the POWER of PRAYER
Two Showings:
Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 7:00 pm
& Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 10:30 am

“Power in My Hands,” is a brand new documentary by the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate, and it comes at a time when the Church, as well as society in general, is in desperate need of healing. Let us harness the power of the rosary and battle for all we hold dear. And who is better equipped to lead us through Calvary and the Resurrection than the Blessed Virgin Mary! Her rosary has proven itself to be a powerful spiritual weapon throughout the centuries and will be again if we just heed Mary’s Fatima message and pray the rosary!

As we approach the month of October, the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, this movie has the potential of "jump starting" our devotion. These showings are being sponsored by the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cenacles that meet here at OLC (see below for more info). Please RSVP to Ada Vergne HERE, and bring a 
The Fall Defend Life Lecture Tour kicks off with
Ann McElhinney

Author and Producer of the movie, "GOSNELL"
Friday, September 14th, 1:00 pm
Ann's talk is entitled "Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer​."
Kermit Gosnell is the notorious abortionist who killed hundreds of infants born alive during abortions and was convicted of three counts of murder. Ann's courageous work has resulted in the movie being produced through a historic crowdfunding campaign and is scheduled to open in theaters across the country on Friday, October 12th. More information on the movie HERE. Please come hear how it all came together, and join us after the talk for lively discussion and refreshments in the conference room.

Flame of Love Cenacles
3 times: Tues. at 10 am, Thurs. at 10 am or Thurs. at 2 pm
About 30 prayer warriors per week on average are attending the Flame of Love Cenacles and experiencing the power of praying in groups, and more are discovering this devotion every week. Come pray for the Holy Spirit to come into our hearts by means of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a new Pentecost! You are welcome to come to any one of the cenacles to learn more.
Blanket Making Workshops
Tuesday, Sept. 11th & 25th, 1-3 pm
Linus Project Blanket Making Workshops are held at 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in our Conference room. Come learn to make colorful, knotted fleece blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization which provides snuggly handmade blankets to children in need. If you can cut and make knots, you can make a blanket! Material and supplies are provided. Already over 200 blankets have been donated and thank you letters are rolling in!
Children's Storytime & Craft
Wednesday, Sept. 12th & 26th, 10:30 am

Bring the little ones to hear Mrs. Ginny read some of the good Catholic children's books which we carry in the store. A fun craft and snack will be provided. RSVP if possible so we are sure to have enough for all of our littlest patrons (but if your plans open up at the last minute, please feel free to drop in. We always have extra just in case). Also, be sure to get on our Storytime email list for reminders.

The World-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue is Coming Back to OLC!
Monday, October 22nd

Mark your calendars now! The miraculous Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima which visited us last year during the Tour for Peace on the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions is returning to us this October, the month of the Holy Rosary. Visits are so rare that we did not expect another for a very long time, but the Blessed Mother knows we need her now! Let us approach her confidently knowing no one who has implored her help or sought her intercession has been left unaided. 

We are planning a very special day for you all including the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Fatima Prayers, Scapular Investitures and more. More information to come!
The beautiful image of Our Lady of Fatima was designed by famous sculptor José Thedim in 1947. Sister Lucia herself instructed him, and later remarked that she had never seen any image which so resembled the actual apparition of Our Lady. Learn more about the statue and the Blue Army HERE.

"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular,
Our Lady will save the world."

~Saint Dominic
54 Day Novena for Our Nation 
Ongoing now and concluding Sunday, 10/7 (the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary)
Location: wherever you are!

Pray for our freedom and faith in America. The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return to holiness.
Sign up for daily reflections here: www.novenaforournation.com

National Rosary Rally in DC
Sunday, 10/7, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Union Square, Washington DC

For more information visit novenaforournation.com

The Rosary Coast to Coast
Sunday 10/7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, 4 pm EST
Location: Everywhere in the country at once!

Just as the faithful have done in Poland, Ireland and the British Isles, Americans across the country are invited to gather along the US coasts and borders, in front of state capitols, in other public areas, or as families while viewing the live stream of the National Rosary Rally. The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return to holiness.
For more information, visit rosarycoasttocoast.com

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally at OLC
Saturday, 10/13 • 10:30 am
Location: Our Lady's
Center Marian Shrine
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. This year, it falls on the anniversary date itself! There will be thousands of rosary rallies in cities all across America, there were more than 21,000 groups of faithful Catholics simultaneously praying for our country and the world! Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, and Benediction. Please come pray for peace and the conversion of hearts. www.americaneedsfatima.org
“If our age in its pride laughs at and rejects Our Lady’s Rosary, a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it but have also used it at all times as a most powerful weapon to overcome the devil, to preserve the purity of their lives, to acquire virtue more zealously, in a word, to promote peace among men.” -Pope Pius XI
The 8th Annual Maryland Catholic Women's Conference 
One day only this year & new location:
Saturday, October 6th, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sisters of Divine Providence, 701 Gun Road, Baltimore, MD 21227 (Arbutus)
More info HERE. Register now, and we'll see you there with lots of our most exciting merchandise!


A Sweet Send-off for a New Seminarian
How appropriate that James Lancelotta Jr., the grand nephew of Our Lady's Center's founder Frank Lancelotta, would serve his final Mass here (as an altar server that is!) on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. James received permission to wear his seminarian cassock, and Fr. Justin Okoro took a moment after Mass to ask everyone to join him as he prayed a special blessing upon our James. As everyone united in prayer for him, James humbly endured the attention. As he had a meeting immediately following Mass, we had to put off our little celebration for him. The following day, however, all Mass attendees were invited to join us in the conference room to wish James well as he left for the seminary. Friends and family members, including James' proud mother Kathy, enjoyed a delicious cake and a joyful time together. Indeed Our Lord is calling forth good and holy men for the priesthood in this time of purification and renewal. Please keep James and all other seminarians in your prayers as they discern and prepare to labor in the Lord's vineyard.
Lively August Storytimes with Mrs. Ginny
We have a wonderful bunch of regular families who come to storytime, and new ones are finding us every month. The children's joyful enthusiasm for Mrs. Ginny's Storytime and Craft made for a couple lively mornings at OLC, particularly the when they learned about the Mass and made their own "altar bells" which they enjoyed ringing. Be sure to get your info added to the contact sheet to receive a reminder email on the day before each Storytime.
Annual 2000 Hail Mary's Day of Devotions
We are grateful to the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium, for once again sponsoring this incredible day of devotions. A massive amount of Hail Marys were prayed as Our Lady's intercession was sought through 20 petitions. Some stayed all day, ensuring that over 10 hours of uninterrupted prayer was accomplished and demonstratively following Our Lord's call to pray without ceasing. Thanks to all who took time out of their day to be a part of it.
OLC at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Conference in Lancaster
Manager Christine was excited to learn the 2018 CMN Show, the largest Catholic marketing conference in the country, would be held on the East Coast again for the first time since 2015, and as close to us as Lancaster, PA! It was a fantastic opportunity for her to connect with many of our wonderful Catholic merchandise reps, meet popular Catholic authors, and to hunt for exciting new items to feature in our store. Along with running into Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life again and having dinner with him and Janet Morena of Silent No More, Christine had books signed by Fr. Donald Calloway, Fr. Chris Alar, Vinny Flynn and many other authors. (We will be raffling them off to you soon!) Also, scroll down to see what new items we discovered that have been arriving in the store! So what was the best part of the show? Adoration, of course! Slipping into the chapel for moments with Jesus was a beautiful reminder of why we are doing all of this. It is all for Him!

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September Events
  • 9/01: First Saturday Mass & Devotions, 10:30 am
  • 9/03, Monday: Labor Day

  • 9/07, Friday: Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for Reparations, 10:30 am - 9:30pm
  • 9/11, Tuesday, Linus Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm
  • 9/12, Wednesday: Children's Storytime and Craft, 10:30 am
  • 9/14, Friday: Defend Life Speaker Ann McElhinney, 1:00 pm
  • 9/19, Wednesday: Movie Showing of "Power in My Hands," 7:00 pm
  • 9/22, Saturday: Movie Showing of "Power in My Hands," 10:30 am
  • 9/25, Tuesday: Linus Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm
  • 9/26, Wednesday:​ Children's Storytime and Craft, 10:30
September Feasts

  3 - St. Gregory the Great

  5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

  8 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  9 - St. Peter Claver

12 - Most Holy Name of Mary

13 - St. John Chrysostom

14 - Exultation of the Holy Cross

15 - Our Lady of Sorrows

18 - St. Joseph of Cupertino

19 - Our Lady of La Salette

21 - St. Matthew

22 - St. Padre Pio

27 - St. Vincent de Paul

28 - Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
Ongoing at OLC
  • Flame of Love Prayer Cenacles: Choose one day/time per week: Tues. 10:00 am, Thurs. 10:00 am, OR Thurs. 2:00 pm
  • Legion of Mary, Our Lady, Undoer of Knots Praesidium: Fridays 5:30

*We are a non-profit. All sales go towards supporting the Shrine! 

A Call to Arms

These are extremely troubling times. As we pray for the purification of the Church and for God's truth and justice to prevail, we need to actively prepare ourselves in three very specific ways:
1) Seek healing and the ability to forgive
2) Understand how to defend the faith
3) Arm ourselves for spiritual warfare

The battle is real, and the Holy Catholic Church is worth fighting for. Come peruse our arsenal of over 3000 Bibles and books, receive reading recommendations, and give us your input as well.

Choose Your Sacramentals!
Pick up the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows recommended by Our Lady of Kibeho
Pick out a brown scapular, get invested, and stay properly disposed to receive the graces
All Holy Mass crucifixes come with an Apostolic Blessing once blessed by a priest!
Sweet New Plush Baby Blankets!

We are now taking pre-orders! on these super-soft and snuggly plush baby blankets printed with gentle, faith-affirming messages. They make perfect Baptism gifts! They're just $23.95 ea. Come see and feel the samples we just got in. Our first order will go in on Sept 14th, so be sure to let us know what color and wording you would like! Email us HERE. (Note, the actual text is printed in silver like the photo on the left.)

15% OFF
Any Wall Crucifix or Crucifix
Necklace in Stock

in honor of the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross!
No coupon necessary. Just mention you saw the no-clip coupon in the newsletter. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts. In stock items only. 
Expires 10/1/2018

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.