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August 2019 Newsletter
We dedicate this month to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
First Saturday Mass & Devotions
Saturday, August 3rd, 10:30 am Mass
followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a First Saturday Holy Hour during which Confessions are heard and then closing with Benediction. The Bookstore is open 10-10:30 am and 12-2:00 pm.

What is the Legion of Mary?
Saturday, August 3rd, 12:30 pm
Following First Saturday Devotions, come to the Conference room to watch an introductory video about the Legion of Mary, its history and mission. The Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium, which meets here on Friday evenings at 5:30 pm, will be presenting the video and answering any questions you may have. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the women who put on the Annual 2000 Hail Marys Day of Devotions (see below). We at Our Lady's Center are grateful to the Legion for all they do to assist us in promoting love of the Blessed Mother.
"UNPLANNED" Movie Night at OLC!*
Thursday, August 8th
2 Showings: 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

​A free will offering will be collected**

​All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. She believed in a woman's right to choose, and as one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in about 22,000 abortions. Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby to join her former enemies at 40 Days for Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life advocates in America today. This powerful movie speaks to one of the most polarizing issues of our time. It gives an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry through one woman's inspiring story of transformation.
We are excited to announce that we have obtained a pre-release site license to show this incredible and powerful movie! If you didn't get a chance to see "Unplanned" in the theater, were hesitant to go at the time, or if you would like to view it again in a group setting, this is your chance. August 8th is the feast day of St. Dominic to whom the Blessed Mother gave the Rosary, a powerful weapon for spiritual warfare. St. Dominic, pray for us! Unplanned books are currently available for sale in the Bookstore, and the DVD's will arrive later this month! Reserve yours today.

*Please note that this movie is rated R for some scenes of a graphic nature, so it is not advised that younger children should view it. Also, those suffering from the affects of abortion but who have not yet received counseling or healing are also strongly cautioned. We will have printed resources available at the Center.

**Proceeds to benefit West Baltimore Pregnancy Choices, a local organization which seeks to meet women on the doorstep of despair and give them a safe place, a kind ear, and true alternatives. As our movie showing is the same night as their prayer vigil, we added the second show! As they gear up for the next 40 Days for Life Campaign, West Baltimore Pregnancy Choices invites you to a summer evening of prayer on Thursday August 8th at 7:30 pm at their 2nd floor location in Chin Baptist Mission Church. Sidewalk prayer will follow across the street at Hillcrest, a local abortion provider. They are then planning on attending the 9 pm showing of Unplanned at OLC just 5.5 miles away! All are welcome!
Annual 2000 Hail Marys
Day of Devotions

Saturday, August 10th, 8:00 am until complete
Come pray this powerful devotion with the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium, in OLC's chapel in honor of the Feast of the Assumption. The day will begin with 8:00 am Mass and continue with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and devotions throughout the day. The devotions begin with praying a complete Rosary, then each of 20 petitions is read and followed by 100 Hail Marys. They will end sometime in the early evening. Come for part or all of the day. Please bring your rosary. Refreshments available.
Feast of the Assumption
Thursday, August 15th, 12:00 Noon Mass
Come to your local Marian Shrine to celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary's Feast Day! The Feast of the Assumption honors the 4th Marian Dogma which proclaims that Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven and that she exists already in that glorified state that will be ours after the resurrection of the dead. Learn more about the history of this dogma HERE.
Rosary Making Class at OLC!
Thursday, August 15th, 1:00 pm
Come celebrate the Assumption by learning how to make simple knotted cord and plastic bead rosaries. Let us do all we can to spread this powerful devotion which the Blessed Mother has implored us to pray every day. All supplies will be provided. You get to keep the first rosary you make. Any others that are completed will be gathered and donated to those who need one. 
Discover the Flame of Love Devotion
​in the Month of the Immaculate Heart!

Come pray with us for the Holy Spirit to come into our hearts by means of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, thereby bringing about a new Pentecost! 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. You are welcome to come to any one of the cenacles to learn more. Flame of Love Prayer Cenacles meet weekly at OLC:
Tuesdays 10 am, Thursdays at 10 am & Thursdays at 2 pm (choose one)

We will be CLOSED on LABOR DAY
Monday, September 2nd
Please attend Mass at your local parish and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. Let us especially keep in mind those who are not able to enjoy the day's rest or the fruits of their own labors.

Children's Storytime & Craft
Two Wednesdays a month at 10:30 am in the Conference Room
AUGUST DATES: 8/7 & 8/21
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
to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament
Second Fridays after 12:00 Noon Mass
In light of the affronts against God and his creation which are being perpetrated and increasingly promoted in our world, we are making 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.
Blanket Making Workshops
The second & fourth Tuesdays of each month at 1:00 pm
AUGUST DATES: 8/13 & 8/27

Come meet a wonderful group of enthusiastic "Blanketeers" and learn how to make colorful, no-sew knotted fleece blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization which provides snuggly handmade blankets to children in need. If you can make a knot, you can make a blanket! Material and supplies are provided. If you feel called to, please make a monetary donation to help us buy more fleece!
First Fridays Mass & Devotions: 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm
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

"REVELATION: The Kingdom Yet to Come"
Great Adventure DVD Bible Study Course:
First Saturdays at 12:30 pm beginning September 7th

Sign up now! RSVP HERE
Purchase your w
orkbook in the Bookstore or by calling 410-461-5066. There is no fee for the course. The beautifully-updated full color workbook is $26.95.

Join us in September for First Saturday Mass & Devotions beginning at 10:30 am, and then stay for an exciting Great Adventure Bible study! We will be delving into the Book of Revelation with Jeff Cavins and exploring this mysterious and often misunderstood final book of the Bible. For eleven consecutive First Saturdays, a 50 minute video will be followed by lively discussion. This beautiful new version includes full color illustrations and photography and newly updated charts. This series is being hosted by the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium which meets here at OLC. Refreshments will be provided.

Greetings from the 2019 Catholic Marketing
Network Conference!

OLC's manager Christine is actually sending you this newsletter from Lancaster PA while attending the CMN show, the largest Catholic trade show in the USA! Besides attending excellent talks by Scott Hahn and Abby Johnson and marketing training sessions, she is also searching for the very best in Catholic books, sacramentals, and giftware to feature at OLC. As she places orders with a variety of Catholic vendors, we will be receiving shipments and stocking fresh and exciting new items as fast as we can. Come by the OLC Bookstore often this month to check out what's new! 

Discovering Saint Sharbel
Perhaps you have noticed a beautiful icon of a white-bearded holy monk that hangs above our counter in the bookstore. This icon of Sharbel, a little-known, devout hermit saint, was given to us by OLC Board Member Jean Ayoub and his wife, Eliana. Our staff has ever since felt watched over and protected by this remarkable saint. As so many of you have inquired as to the identity of this icon, we decided to take the opportunity of his feast day to invite Ghassan Touma of The Family of Saint Sharbel, USA organization to speak. Mr. Touma and the Ayoubs are Lebanese (as is also our long-time dedicated server, David Fodel). Mr. Touma brought a variety of books, pamphlets, and holy cards of the saint, as well as a pamphlet on the Saint Sharbel Shrine (the first in America dedicated to this saint) which has been installed at the National Shrine Grotto in Emittsburg, MD and which houses a first class relic of this incorrupt saint who was so dedicated to Our Lady. We are very grateful to Mr. Touma for sharing his knowledge and devotion with us!
Think Making New Friends is Hard?
Knot So!

The Linus Project Blanketeers of OLC have now knotted around 400 blankets for area children in need! Each time they meet, they welcome new friends, such as Pat, pictured here with her devoted son Mike, and also Karan. They joined Carolyn, Kam, Connie and Gail. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the company and conversation. Fingers are always busy, and we are grateful for every single knot tied and the fingers that tied it because each one is done with love to comfort children who are suffering physically and or emotionally. What a joy-filled ministry.

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August Events at a Glance:
8/03, First Saturday: Mass at 10:30 am followed by devotions; Legion of Mary DVD presentation and Information session, 12:30 pm in Conference room
8/07, Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.
8/08, Thursday: "Unplanned" Movie: 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

8/09, Friday: 2nd Friday Holy Hour of Reparation, all after 12:00 Noon Mass.
8/10, Saturday: Annual 2000 Hail Marys Day of Devotions: 8:30 am Mass through late afternoon
8/13, Tuesday: Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm.
8/15, Thursday: Feast of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation). Rosary Making Class at 1 pm.
8/21, Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.
8/27, Tuesday: Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm.
August Special Feasts:
  1 - St. Alphonsus Liguori
  4 - St John Vianney

  5 - Dedication, Basilica of St. Mary Major
  6 - Transfiguration of Our Lord
  8 - St. Dominic
  9 - St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

10 - St. Lawrence
11 - St. Clare of Assisi
12 - St. Jane Frances de Chantal
14 - St. Maximilian Kolbe

15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
16 - St. Stephen
20 - St. Bernard of Clairvaux
21 - St. Pius X
22 - Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
23 - St. Rose of Lima
24 - St. Bartholomew
25 - St. Louis IX, King of France
27 - St. Monica
28 - St. Augustine
29 - Passion of St. John the Baptist

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

Summer Reading Special
with Great New Books Added Daily!

All through the month of August,
Buy 5 or more Books and get 15% Off ALL of them!

Some restrictions. See details below.


Summer Reading Special:
Buy 5 or More Books and Get

15% OFF
ALL of Them!
No coupon necessary. Valid on regularly priced, new, in-stock books only. All books must be purchased at same time for discount. Not valid on previously purchased books and discounted books. Some exclusions apply. Not valid on booklets, select liturgical publications. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.
Expires 08/31/2019
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.