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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

June 2019 Newsletter
We dedicate this month to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
 
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REMINDER! THIS FRIDAY:
Coast to Coast Consecration 
to Jesus through Mary

Friday, May 31st, following 12:00 Noon Mass
In order to increase the effectiveness of our prayers and apostolic endeavors, many of us have been uniting spiritually in preparation of consecrating (or reconsecrating) ourselves and our apostolates to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary on one special day at the same time. The 33 Day Preparation began individually on Sunday, April 28th, the feast of St. Louis de Montfort & Divine Mercy Sunday in order to consecrate on Friday, May 31st, the Feast of The Visitation, and (regionally) the Lady of All Nations and Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces. The Consecration will be live streamed from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA on May 31. Those who wish to consecrate (or re-consecrate) themselves together with us may do so after Noon Mass at Our Lady's Center before the Blessed Sacrament. Full color certificates of consecration will be provided.
Note: 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. Books can be purchased in the bookstore. Also, if you have not undergone the preparation, you are still encouraged to take part in the consecration if you are willing to trust everything in your possession to the Blessed Mother including all graces you receive, that she may disperse them as she pleases, knowing she is united to Our Lord and His most perfect will.
 
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First Saturday Mass & Devotions
Saturday, June 1st, 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: "The Woman"
Saturday, June 1st, 12:30 pm
Following First Saturday Mass and Devotions, the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium, will host a showing and discussion. Come join us and learn about Mary!
In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as “Woman,” a title mentioned in both Genesis and Revelation. But who is this “Woman”, and why is she so central in the history of Salvation? This powerful film presents the beautiful Catholic teaching about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her important role in the Church and in the lives of Christians today. Combining many gorgeous images from classic sacred art with a lovely soundtrack, the dogmas of the Mother of God, Immaculate Conception, Perpetual Virginity, and Assumption are explained, along with other traditional beliefs and devotions to Mary.
 
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Blessing of the Blankets
Tuesday, June 11th, after 12:00 Noon Mass

It's time again for another round of freshly-knotted bevy of blankets to be blessed at 12:00 Noon Mass and distributed to area children in need through Project Linus. Those who made the blankets also receive a special blessing. Already over 350 blankets have been donated and thank you letters are rolling in. Please consider helping us buy more materials with a cash donation. Look for the fleece-covered collection basket in the chapel after Mass. 

NOTE: NO BLANKET MAKING WORKSHOPS IN JUNE
Usually, Blanket Making Workshops are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 1pm, but this month our fearless leader, Kam Comastro, is away. Join us next month to 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. 
 
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Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament
Two dates this month: 
Friday 6/14 & 6/28, following 12:00 Noon Mass

In addition to our normally scheduled Holy Hour of Reparation, which is always held on the second Friday of the months, we are adding a special Holy Hour of Reparation on the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus which falls on Friday, 6/28. 

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.
 
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INDEPENDENCE DAY:
We will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th. 

Please attend Mass at your local parish, and keep our beloved nation and our elected leaders in your prayers. God bless America!

We will be OPEN normal hours on Friday, July 5th
& Saturday, July 6th (First Saturday)

REGULAR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
 
Children's Storytime & Craft
Two Wednesdays a month at 10:30 am in the Conference Room
JUNE DATES: 6/12 & 6/26
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! 
 
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...
 
A Joyful May Crowning in the Chapel
Rain couldn't stop us from honoring our beloved Mother. On the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, our patroness, we again took part in the beautiful tradition of honoring the Blessed Mother with a procession and a crown of flowers. Two recent First Communicants came to lead the procession with Msgr. Joseph Lizor, then other children and most all the adults in attendance followed behind, carrying flowers to offer Our Lady. As the weather kept us inside, we joyfully processed all around the chapel, singing Marian hymns. After the Blessed Mother was crowned, all were invited down to the conference room to celebrate the happy occasion with cake. Thank you to our first communicants for such an excellent job leading us and to their families for making the day so extra special.
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Serving Up a Hearty Thank You
to William Plesser

We'd like to take this opportunity to note the five years of faithful service we have received from our youngest server. Will has been faithfully serving our Friday evening Masses for five years, including while attending Mount St. Joseph's High School and being the sacristan of St. Paul's, and currently a college student at UMBC. He also is serving five Latin Masses per week at St. Alphonsus in Baltimore, rising at 5 am to do so. We are so grateful for Will's dedication and the not so small sacrifice of so many weekend nights in faithful service to the Lord. We would have happily included a photo of Will, but we know that he eschews attention and even this much recognition is taxing to his humble nature. Please keep WIll in your prayers as he discerns God's will for his future.

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June Events at a Glance:

6/01, First Saturday: 10:30 am Mass followed by Devotions.
         Showing of the movie "The Woman" at 12:30 pm.

6/11, Tuesday: Blanket Blessing, after 12:00 Noon Mass

6/12, Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.

6/14, Friday: 2nd Friday Holy Hour of Reparation after 12:00 Noon Mass.

6/26 Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.

6/28, Friday: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Hour of Reparation after 12:00 Noon Mass.
 
June Special Feasts
02 - Ascension of Our Lord
09 - Pentecost
10 - Mary, Mother of the Church
11 - St. Barnabus
13 - St. Anthony of Padua
14 - St. Basil the Great
16 - Trinity Sunday
22 - St. Thomas More
23 - Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
       (Corpus Christi)
24 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist
26 - St. Josemaria Escriva
28 - Sacred Heart of Jesus
29 - Sts. Peter & Paul

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

 
Chapel Veils & Mantillas!
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Are you being called to veil in the presence of the Lord? We have beautiful handmade chapel veils and mantillas back in stock! All sizes, as well as mantillas and infinities in assorted colors. Hurry in for the best selection. We also have a limited supply of free booklets with the purchase of a veil. 
 

Father's Day is June 16th!
We have a large selection of excellent gifts for the Catholic dads in your life.
And be sure to remember your spiritual father!
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Hard to go wrong with anything St. Joseph. He's the patron saint of the Universal Church and the domestic church. Fathers can look to him for a wealth of inspiration and assured intercession.
Good Books To Inspire Great Men 
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A solid and practical guide to virtuous manhood drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to answer the important questions men are currently asking. Excellent gift for the young father in your life (and future fathers!)
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The role of Christian manhood, as ordained by God and confirmed by Catholic teaching, is symbolized by three staffs: the Scepter of authority and self -discipline, the Crosier of spiritual stewardship, and the Cross of redemptive suffering. Here is the encouraging wisdom men need as they fulfill their role as leader and head of their families.
Premium UltraSoft Gift Edition Manuals
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Give the fathers in your life one (or all) of these attractively bound, fantastically practical manuals published by Tan: The Manual for Men, the Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin & the Manual for Spiritual Warfare. These beautiful Premium UltraSoft gift editions feature ribbon markers and silver edges and are a portable 4.5x6" size.
A Manly Mug for Your Favorite Lug
(Lug: noun, colloquial, affectionate. A man with a large, strong physique but a gentle personality)
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Handcrafted stoneware mugs with inspirational scripture and a pottery glaze. They've got some heft to them. Serve one up to dad on Father's Day morning filled with freshly brewed Mystic Monk coffee. That'll get him!

JUNE NO-CLIP COUPON:
15% OFF
Anything St. Joseph 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. Some restrictions may apply. One time use per person, please! 
Expires 06/28/2019
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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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