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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

July 2020 Newsletter
We dedicate this month to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus.
Pray to be covered in the blood of the Lamb and protected from all evil.
 
First Friday Mass 
Friday, June 3rd at 12:00 Noon
followed by Exposition, Devotions & Confessions.

First Friday Promises 
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First Saturday Mass & Patriotic Rosary on Independance Day!

July 4th, 10:30 am in the back parking lot.  
Shop open 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Come join the battle by praying a Rosary for the protection and healing of the United States of America, each state and all the people in it, the Governors, state, county and municipal offices, the US Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court and the Office of the Presidency, our military, our first responders, our Bishops, Priests and Religious, for the conversion of hearts, and for true justice and lasting peace in our land. Many prayers are needed!!

Pull these prayers up on your phone:
PATRIOTIC ROSARY PRAYERS

First Saturday Promises
 
 
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Scapular Investitures on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Thursday, July 16th, following Noon Mass*
Have you been formally invested with the Brown Scapular? This is the perfect day to be enrolled in the Scapular and to begin wearing it devoutly. This garment may be a over 760 years old, but it is always in style...and truly a one-size-fits-all! Read more about the Brown Scapular sacramental, Our Lady's promises, and more HERE.

If you don't already possess a brown scapular, come into the Bookstore and pick one up before Mass. We have a nice variety of Brown Scapulars available for purchase.
 

REGULAR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
 
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Flame of Love Prayer Cenacles are Video Conferencing
Our wonderful Flame of Love prayer group cenacle has been meeting virtually. If you would like to learn more and receive instructions, contact Board Member Ada Vergne for more information. These cenacles (prayer groups) pray for the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is Christ Himself, to be enkindled in our hearts and bring about a new Pentecost. Learn more about this powerful and growing devotion HERE.

IN THE NEWS...
 
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All Our June Masses Were Blessed with Fair Weather 
Even though June saw its fair share of storms, not one of our outdoor daily Masses needed to be canceled or moved inside due to weather! We were able to accommodate every patron who showed up instead of being limited by indoor capacity regulations. Our priests were all overjoyed to see the enthusiastic turnout including seven Dominican sisters from Mount de Sales for First Friday Mass.
 
We Are So Grateful for the Help!
Some thank you's are in order. First of all, the audio quality of the sound system we've been using for outdoor Mass has been excellent A big thank you to King Audio & Visual! They have been showing up daily to set up their equipment and have done an exemplary job throughout this past month ensuring everyone could hear and participate in Mass. The cancelation of so many previously scheduled conventions and large gatherings has certainly been felt by this company, and yet they have still insisted on charging us much less than their normal rates. We are so very appreciative. Please keep them in your prayers and patronize them if you can.

Thank you also to Knight of Columbus Joe Knight for coming every day and directing traffic daily and taking Mass counts. Our youngest employee, Paul Krebs, has been diligently setting up the altar for Mass, attending to every detail and ensuring the candles stay lit and everything is in its place. He also has been assisting with directing parking and various other needs. President of the Board, Jack Kissane, has also been attending daily, providing the foresight, direction and leadership that has enabled everything to run so smoothly.

Thank you especially to Fr. Maurice, Fr. Matthias, Fr. Ambrose and Fr. Julius for celebrating Masses at OLC, for excellent, thought-provoking homilies, for hours and hours of confessions heard, and for being such humble, joyful, trustworthy shepherds for our many patrons.
 
July Special Feasts
1 - St. Junipero Serra
2 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

3 - St. Thomas the Apostle
6 - St. Maria Goretti
11 - St. Benedict
12 - Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin

14 - St. Kateri Tekakwitha
15 - St. Bonaventure
16 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
22 - St. Mary Magdalen

23 - St. Bridget of Sweden
24 - St. Sharbel
25 - St. James the Greater
26 - Sts. Joachim & Anne
29 - St. Martha
31 - St. Ignatius Loyola
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patron of the Archdiocese of Balt.)

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

 
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Dear Patrons, we are so appreciative of your support, especially during these trying times. Our Rewards Program, which we recently launched, is just a little way we can thank you for all you do for us and to encourage you to keep coming back. We can't tell you how much we miss seeing some of you and look forward to seeing you very soon. This photo was taken pre-Covid, by the way, so you can see how happy I am to greet a familiar face. Dcn. Stephen Roscher, and all ordained priests and deacons and consecrated religious receive a special discount at OLC, as well, another reason to smile - Mgr. Christine
 
NEW Mystic Monk Flavored Coffees Have Arrived!
Limited quantities! Stop in now for best selection! 
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We are all aware how unsettling are these times. But there is great hope, and this may be a sign. The Warning by Christine Watkins is a highly acclaimed book offering the most thorough understanding to date of “the Warning,” or “the Illumination of Conscience”—a critical moment in human history when every person alive will see their soul in the light of divine truth—including fascinating stories of those who have already experienced it for themselves.

Mrs. Christine Watkins, MTS, LCSW, is an inspirational Catholic speaker, author, and radio and tv host. Formerly an anti-Christian atheist, she began a life of service to the Catholic Church after a miraculous healing from Jesus through Mary, which saved her from death.
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This is a Marian consecration that people don't want to see end. Healing miracles, reunited families, and Catholic conversions are resulting from this self-guided retreat. It offers an outpouring of grace upon your life and loved ones and comes to us in most tumultuous times. Today it is important that we consecrate ourselves to the Mother of God--entrusting our lives to her protection, guidance, and care, and inviting her to conform us to the likeness of her Son. There is so much need and brokenness in the world, in the Church, in our families, and in our hearts. By preparing for consecration through the power of the Rosary, a little fasting, and a two-minute reading of a beautiful daily meditation on a virtue or gift of the Holy Spirit, we can expect heaven's help.
 
Summer Reading Special!
All through the month of July, Buy 5 or more Books and get 15% Off ALL of them!
Some restrictions. See details below.
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JULY NO-CLIP COUPON:

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 07/31/2020

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"To Jesus Through Mary"
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
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Monday-Friday: 12:00pm
1st Saturdays: 10:30 am
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Confessions Follow all Masses

Adoration Friday: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
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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.