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410-461-5066 • 3301 S. Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Turn between the blue mailbox and guardrail and follow our lane to lovely oasis of peace!
www.ourladyscenter.net • email@ourladyscenter.net
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First Saturday Mass & Devotions
Saturday, May 4th: 10:30 am Mass
followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a First Saturday Holy Hour during which Confessions are heard, and closing with Benediction. The Bookstore is open 10-10:30 am and 12-2:00 pm.

DVD Showing: "An American Apparition: Our Lady of Good Help"
Following First Saturday Mass and Devotions, the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium will be showing and discussing a film about the only Vatican-approved apparition in the U.S. near Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1859. Come learn about the Blessed Mother's message and its relevance for our time. Refreshments provided.
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May Procession & Crowning of Mary
Monday, May 13th after Noon Mass
Come on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima to honor Our Blessed Mother! Following Mass, all are invited to process outside with Msgr. Lizor to our lovely grotto to crown the statue of Our Lady. We shall sing beautiful hymns to her and lay flowers before her. Any children who have recently celebrated their First Holy Communion are encouraged to come in their dresses and suits to help lead the procession. Let us honor our lovely mother with this beautiful tradition! Confessions will follow. There will be cake too!
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Coast to Coast Consecration 
to Jesus through Mary

Friday, May 31st
In order to increase the effectiveness of our prayers and apostolic endeavors, many of us are uniting spiritually in preparation of consecrating ourselves and our apostolates to Jesus through Mary on one special day at the same time. The 33 Day Preparation began individually on Sunday, April 28, the feast of St. Louis de Montfort & Divine Mercy Sunday in order to consecrate on Friday, May 31, the Feast of The Visitation, the Lady of All Nations, and Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces. This is a reminder to all who are preparing that the Consecration will be live streamed from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA on May 31.
If you did not begin this time, please know that your preparation for consecration can begin anytime throughout the year, with the general practice of aiming to complete the 33 day preparation on a Marian feast day and then consecrating oneself individually. Books can be purchased in the bookstore.
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REGULAR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
 
Children's Storytime & Craft
Two Wednesdays a month at 10:30 am in the Conference Room
MAY DATES: 5/8 & 5/22
Bring the children to hear Mrs. Ginny read entertaining and wonderfully virtuous Catholic children's books, do a fun craft, and enjoy a snack. RSVP so we know how many snacks and crafts to have on hand, but last minute drop-ins are always welcome! 
 
Holy Hour of Reparation before the Blessed Sacrament
Every 2nd Friday following 12:00 Noon Mass
MAY DATE: 5/10

In light of the affronts against God and his creation which are being perpetrated and increasingly promoted in our world, we have decided to again make this powerful devotion a regular activity at OLC. Come join in these vocal prayers of thanksgiving and reparation to the Blessed Trinity and especially our Savior, prayers through our dear Blessed Mother, and all the saints for unity in the Church, for sinners of all types, for a just and lasting peace in the world and more! Booklets are provided and are also for sale in the bookstore.
 
Linus Project Blanket Making Workshops
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday after 12:00 Noon Mass
MAY DATES: 5/14 & 5/28

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. When we accumulate enough completed blankets, we have them blessed in the chapel after Mass! Already over 300 blankets have been donated and thank you letters are rolling in. Please consider helping us buy more materials with a cash donation.
 
Flame of Love Prayer Cenacles
Every Tuesday 10 am, Thursday 10 am & Thursday 3 pm (Choose One)
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.
 
Holy Rosary daily Monday-Friday at 11:30 am
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena Thursdays after 12:00 Noon Mass.
Adoration Fridays between the 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm Masses
Legion of Mary, Our Lady, Undoer of Knots Praesidium Fridays 5:30 pm

IN THE NEWS...
 
MANY THANKS!
OLC's Annual Spring Clean Up Day a Great Success
Our dedicated patrons came to our rescue once again, hauling tons of dead wood, mulching, polishing and cleaning our grounds and chapel. It was a day full of fun, laughter, cleaning, and food! Thank you to all who helped, for giving back to Our Lady for all that she has done for us! A special thank you to Carolyn Niebauer & Elsa Kane for heading up our chapel sprucing and Lou Myers for overseeing the outdoor clean-up. We also have an Eagle Scout project in the works to shore up the erosion behind our grotto. More to come in another newsletter!
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May Events at a Glance:

5/05, First Saturday: 10:30 am Mass followed by Devotions. 

5/08, Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.

5/10, Friday: 2nd Friday Holy Hour of Reparation after 12:00 Noon Mass.

5/13 Monday: May Procession & Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary after 12:00 Noon Mass.

5/14 Tuesday: Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm.


5/22 Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.

5/27, Monday: 
OLC CLOSED for Memorial Day

5/31, Friday: Coast to Coast Consecration to Jesus through Mary
 
 
May Special Feasts
  1 - St. Joseph the Worker
  2 - St. Athanasius
  3 - Sts. Philip & James the Lesser
  7 - St. Stanislaus of Krakow
  8 - Apparition of St. Michael
  9 - St. Damien of Molokai
13 - Our Lady of Fatima
14 - St Matthias
15 - St. Isadore the Farmer
22 - St. Rita of Cascia
24 - Our Lady, Help of Christians
26 - St. Philip Neri
30- Ascension of Our Lord
31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

 
Mother's Day is May 12th...
Give the Gift of a
Mary Garden!
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Photo copyright 2016 Charisse Tierney. All rights reserved.

What more beautiful gift could you give the beloved mothers in your life...your earthly mother, your heavenly mother, your spiritual mother (you get the idea!) Check out this lovely article by Charisse Tierney for a list of Marian flowering plants for inspiration, then come to Our Lady's Center. We're all stocked up with outdoor Mary statues, ready for you to choose the perfect one. Pick it up around Mass time, and you can have it blessed by the priest! You'll be all ready to choose your flowers and get planting! And share your photos! We can't wait to see all the beautiful Mary Gardens!
 
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Rose & Lavender Scented Soaps & Lotions
Made with Lourdes Water

Immaculate Waters is a small family business that created these products as a way for those without access to the Grotto of Lourdes to follow the words of Our Lady to St. Bernadette: "Go to the spring, drink of it and wash yourself there." A loving and soothing gift for mothers, especially those who are unable to travel to Lourdes. We are excited to carry them here at Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine.
 
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Trappistine Chocolates & Candy
Trappistine Candy is always a hit! We have all the favorites in stock, as well as a limited supply of Assortment Boxes containing a scrumptious selection of Butter Nut Munch, hand-decorated Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Walnut Fudge and Maple Walnut Penuche.
 
Premium UltraSoft Gift Edition Manuals
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Along with flowers and candy, give the mothers in your life one of these attractively bound, fantastically practical manuals published by Tan: The Manual for Women (NEW), the Manual for Marian Devotion & the Manual for Spiritual Warfare. Yes, mothers are called to be generals in spiritual warfare and the great battle for souls. Our brave, fearless Blessed Mother shows us the way. These beautiful Premium UltraSoft gift editions feature ribbon markers and silver edges.

MAY NO-CLIP COUPON:
15% OFF
One OUTDOOR STATUE in Stock
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. One time use per person, please! 
Expires 05/31/2019
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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 S. Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

http://www.ourladyscenter.net
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
Rosary
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am

Confessions
Following all Masses

Adoration
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.
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