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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

September 2019 Newsletter
We dedicate this month to the Sorrowful Mother
 

First Saturday Mass & Devotions
Saturday, September 7th, 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.
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New First Saturdays Bible Study Starting this Month!
"REVELATION: The Kingdom Yet to Come" Great Adventure DVD Bible Study Course:
First Saturdays at 12:30 pm beginning September 7th
RSVP HERE or call 410-461-5066 to RSVP and to order your workbook ($26.95). This is the just-released updated version.
This exciting Great Adventure Bible study with Jeff Cavins delves into the Book of Revelation and explores this mysterious and often misunderstood final book. 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.
 
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40 Days for Life Campaign
40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping local communities end the injustice of abortion and saving over 16,000 babies from the cruel fate. The Fall campaign runs September 25th - November 3rd. Please consider signing up for a time slot at a location near you. Learn more about it HERE.
To kick off this Fall's campaign and inspire all who will be praying and standing vigil during these weeks, the Catonsville 40 Days for Life is hosting a free
"Unplanned" DVD Showing
Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm at Our Lady's Center
Our bookstore carries many pro-life books, DVD's and items, and it will remain open before and after the movie
 
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The Defend Life Speaker Tour Presents
Chris Slattery
‚Äč"Becoming the Best Pro-Life Leader You Can Be"

Friday, September 20th, 1:00 pm
Chris Slattery is the Founder and Director of Expectant Mother Care of New York City. Over the past thirty years, EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers has been an innovative leader serving in the abortion capital of America, where 70,000 procedures are done annually. They have been able to save 43,000 innocent children from the fate. EMC also makes abortion determined caller referrals to Pregnancy Centers in 10 U.S. cities daily and are planning on bringing their proven and field-tested methods to many other areas. Come hear this inspiring talk and stay for refreshments and lively conversation.
 
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Movie Showings at OLC: "Heaven"
Thursday, October 3rd, 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
This documentary brings to life the beautiful landscapes and perfect serenity described in the book Climbing the Mountain by Anne, a lay apostle. Anne conveys her experience being taken to Heaven by Jesus, and her work has received a nihil obstat and imprimatur from the Church. Discover the lack of separation between Heaven and Earth and gain a better understanding of what Heaven is like. It just may take the fear out of dying. The Heaven DVD and book will be available to attendees for a small suggested donation. Information on Anne can be found HERE. You may already have noticed we carry booklets by Anne in our donation section down the hall, made available by a generous benefactor and kept supplied by our patron, Kelly Molino. These booklets cover a wide range of issues, giving courage and hope.

REGULAR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES...
 
Blanket Making Workshops
The second & fourth Tuesdays of each month at 1:00 pm
SEPTEMBER DATES: 9/10 & 9/24

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!
 
Children's Storytime & Craft
Two Wednesdays a month at 10:30 am in the Conference Room
SEPTEMBER DATES: 9/11 & 9/25
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
SEPTEMBER DATE: 9/13
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.
 
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

IN THE NEWS...
 
Rosary Making for the MD State Fair
Patrons of all ages enjoyed learning how to make rosaries, courtesy of two Legion of Mary Praesidium which meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Mary Most Humble and Virgin Most Merciful (junior). Erika Lucas, the president of the first was accompanied by a member of the second. The Legions provided supplies including beads of all colors and demonstrated the knotting technique. Each participant could keep one rosary, if they wished, and the rest were donated to be given away at the Maryland State Fair in hopes of spreading this beautiful and powerful devotion far and wide. A total of 125 rosaries were donated including 35 from OLC. The report from the fair indicates that all of them were distributed! Many thanks to all who participated!
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A Joyful Visit from the All Saints Sisters
We were delighted to welcome Sister Christina, the prioress of the All Saints Sisters Priory in Catonsville, to tell us about their order, their conversion from Anglicanism, and their charism, as well as her own fascinating journey. Rev. Warren Tanghe, a former Episcopal priest who served as their chaplain and also converted and became a Roman Catholic priest, was filling in at noon Mass that day and was the perfect person to introduce Sr. Christina. He is currently residing on the grounds of the All Saints Sisters, having recently retired from serving as pastor of St. Paul's. Learn about Fr. Tanghe's and the sisters' conversions on an episode of EWTN's Journey Home with Marcus Grodi HERE. Virginia, a postulant with the All Saints Sisters, also came and shared her own calling in the hopes of inspiring other women to discern God's will for their lives and finding their purpose and their joy.
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Mary Our Queen Always Provides!
On the day before the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, we found ourselves in need of a priest to celebrate Mass. None of our "regulars" were available, nor even our regular back-ups. Amazingly, as we were discussing our need in the Bookstore, a very distinguished shopper came forward to offer his services. You may recognize him. He is Rev. Edmund Sylvia of the Congregation of the Holy Cross who has been featured on EWTN. Fr. Sylvia happened to be in town from Florida and was delighted to be able to celebrate Mass on a feast day of Our Lady at a shrine dedicated to her, and we were very grateful to have him! Learn more about him HERE.
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Moments from the 2019 CMN Show
There was so much to see at this year's Catholic Marketing Network Conference in Lancaster, PA! We thought you might like to see a few photos of the wonderful Catholic speakers, authors, activities and products we experienced in the three days we spent there. Visit the OLC Bookstore & Gift Shop to see the new merchandise we discovered. They've been arriving all month!
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September Events at a Glance:
9/07, First Saturday: Mass at 10:30 am followed by devotions; 12:30 pm: Legion of Mary hosts the Revelation DVD Bible Study
9/10, Tuesday: Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm.
9/11, Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.
9/13, Friday: 2nd Friday Holy Hour of Reparation, all after 12:00 Noon Mass.

9/18, Wednesday: Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am.
9/19, Thursday: 40 Days for Life "Unplanned"  DVD showing, 7:00 pm

9/24, Tuesday: Blanket Making Workshop, 1:00 pm.
10/3, Thursday: "Heaven" DVD showing, 1 pm & 7 pm
 
September Special Feasts:
  3 - St. Gregory the Great
  5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

  8 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  9 - St. Peter Claver
12 - The Most Holy Name of Mary
13 - St. John Chrysostom

14 - Exultation of the Holy Cross
15 - Our Lady of Sorrows
18 - St. Joseph Cupertino
14 - St. Maximilian Kolbe

19 - Our Lady of La Salette
21 - St. Matthew
23 - Padre Pio
24 - Our Lady of Ransom
27 - St. Vincent de Paul
29 - Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

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

 
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2020 Wall Calendars are in stock!
So much beauty to adorn your home or office wall, and all feast days for the whole month are visible at a glance!
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The 2020 spiral-bound Saints Calendar/Planners are here! These enduringly popular 16-month planners start in September, so you can begin using them right now and never miss a saint or feast day again.
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Discover all of Fatima, from the incidents of the early twentieth century through the ongoing heavenly interventions that are impacting modern history and bearing extraordinary spiritual fruit.
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Help children learn about the Mass with the Fr. Leopold Celebrates Mass Lego® Kit from the Domestic Church Supply Company. Over 174 pieces!

SEPTEMBER NO-CLIP COUPON:
15% OFF
ANY CALENDAR 
in Stock!

 
No coupon necessary. Valid on regularly priced, in-stock items only. Not valid on previously purchased or discounted items. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.
Expires 09/30/2019
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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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