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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
"To Jesus through Mary"

APRIL/MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER
 
410-461-5066 • 240-581-8013‚Äč (C)
3301 S. Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Turn between the blue mailbox and guardrail and follow our lane to a lovely oasis of peace.
www.ourladyscenter.net • email@ourladyscenter.net
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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm with Rosary at 11:30 am and Mass at 12:00 noon.
Fridays 10am-7:30pm with Rosary at 11:30 am, Mass at 12:00 Noon, Adoration from 12:30-7:30 pm. Friday evening Mass 7:30 pm followed by Exposition & Devotions until 9 pm.
First Saturdays only: Open 10 am -2 pm, Mass at 10:30 followed by Exposition & devotions. 
Confessions follow every Mass. Bookstore always closed during Mass.

APRIL EVENTS:
 
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The 2021 Defend Life Speaker Series Presents:
Doug Barry: 
IGNITING Your Catholic Faith!

Friday, April 16th at 1:00 pm.
 
Doug Barry is an EWTN host, evangelist, actor, and a father of six. He was the co-host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock. He is the founder and director of the Catholic apostolate, RADIX-Battle Ready, which proclaims readiness for the battles we will be facing - body, mind and soul - in our increasingly hostile and post-Christian culture.
Doug has spoken hundreds of times world-wide since 2012, and he is coming to OLC. View his youtube channel HERE.

It is advised to come for Mass and stay for talk if possible. RSVP's recommended but not required for this talk.
 
Flame of Love Prayer Cenacles
Tues. at 10 am, Thurs. at 10 am & 2 pm.
You are invited! FOL cenacle groups meet weekly in the Chapel to 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. There is no denying that this is exactly what our broken and hurting world needs. Learn more about this powerful and growing devotion HERE. Contact Board Member Ada Vergne for the materials and to sign up. Live streaming available for those who cannot attend in person.
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Pray for Vocations with the Ecce Homo Traveling Bust of Our Lord & Blessed Chalice
Sign up in the Bookstore to take home the Ecce Homo bust of Our Lord and blessed chalice for a two week interval. Set them up in a place of honor in your home and, during that period, pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life as well as your own personal intentions. Instructions and optional prayers and devotional materials are included, as well as a diary filled with the entries of those who have hosted the bust and chalice in their homes previously. Many miracles and wonders have happened as a result of this devotion. NECESSARY SANITARY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN.
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MAY EVENTS:
 
Join us for a very special day!
MAY FIRST SATURDAY
 • Mass & Devotions
• Crowning of the Blessed Mother
• Consecration to St. Joseph!

Saturday, May 1st
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SCHEDULE:
First Saturday Mass, 10:30 am.

We recommend coming early to ensure a seat for this wonderful day of devotions! The Bookstore will be open by 9:45.

May Procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Outside, weather permitting, immediately following Mass
May is the Month of Mary! We will honor our beautiful Blessed Mother with a crown of flowers. Weather permitting, we will process outside, carrying flowers and singing Marian hymns, to stand before the statue in the grotto. All recent First Communicants are invited to lead the procession, dressed in their Communion suits and dresses. *If raining, we will stay inside and crown the statue on the altar.


Consecration to St. Joseph
Outside, weather permitting, immediately following May Crowning,
May 1st is also a Feast day of St. Joseph the Worker! After honoring Our Lady, we will honor her spouse. Anyone who has finished the 33 Day preparation is welcome to consecrate (or re-consecrate) themselves into the care of our Spiritual Father who is the patron saint of fathers, families, and the universal church, the Terror of Demons, and the patron of a happy death. Complimentary certificates to commemorate the consecration will be available.


Exposition, First Saturday Devotions and Confessions
Inside, following the Consecration
Finally, we will make our way back up to the chapel where the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed. Confessions will begin at this time and continue while First Saturday Devotions to the Blessed Mother will take place.


Bookstore & Gift Shop
Special extended hours: 9:30-10:30 am, and again from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm.
 
 
The 2021 Defend Life Speaker Series Presents:
Sr. Dede Byrne: Serving God & Country
Friday, May 7th at 10:00 am* - RSVP required.
Talk begins promptly at 10 am. Doors open at 9 am for shopping and seating.

Dede Byrne - a religious sister, soldier, and surgeon - is a rock star in the pro-life movement. Who will ever forget her most memorable words at the 2020 Republican National Convention when she said, "I’m not just PRO-LIFE, I’m PRO-ETERNAL LIFE!" We especially loved when she pulled out her rosary, her "weapon of choice." Sister Dede is the older sister of Father Bill Byrne, Chaplain of the Catholic Student Center at the University of Maryland of College Park.
Space is limited. Overflow in conference room with livestream.

The talk will be followed directly by Noon Mass. After Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and confessions will begin. The rosary, usually prayed at 11:30 am, will be prayed at the beginning of Exposition.

*For those who cannot attend, Defend Life talks are usually recorded and posted at their website, www.defendlife.org.
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Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord 
and Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Thursday, May 13th, 12:00 Noon Mass
Join us in observing the traditional holy day of obligation on the Anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal 104 years ago. We are preparing lovely devotions to honor Our Lord & Our Lady on this very special day.
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Special Saturday Event!
Visit of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saturday, May 15th, 10:30 am Mass
Followed by exposition and devotions. The image will be on display until 1:30 pm.
Bookstore will open at 9:30-10:30 am and then 11:15 until 2 pm.

The Saturday after Ascension Thursday was traditionally the day commemorating Mary, Queen of the Apostles. We are excited to welcome a Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on this day! This is one of only four officially commissioned, meticulously exact, life-sized digital image in the whole world which were made from the original for the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City as part of the New Evangelization. They were to journey out to bring forth, as St. JPII prayed, conversions, a culture of life, and a civilization of love. There have been thousands of Masses, Confessions, hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosaries in the presence of the Images. Many conversions, healings, reconciliations and graces are reported. Abortions have been prevented and over twenty abortion centers have been closed through Our Lady’s intercession after Missionary Image Visitations. Learn more  HERE.
Come pray for Conversions, Healing and an End to the Scourge of Abortion.
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In the OLC Bookstore & Gift Shop
 
First Holy Communion & Confirmation Gifts!
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Mother's Day Gifts!
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Photo copyright 2016 Charisse Tierney. All rights reserved.

A NEW DELIVERY OF OUTDOOR STATUES JUST ARRIVED!
Give the Gift of a Mary Garden!
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!
 
 
New Releases!
What else do you need?
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   What we carry:
   • Catholic Bibles
   • Sunday & Daily Missals
   • Catholic Books
   • Devotionals
   • DVDs & CDs
   • Rosaries & Chaplets
   • Holy Cards
   • Baptism Gifts
   • 1st Holy Communion Gifts
   • Wedding Gifts
   • Confirmation Gifts
   • Catholic Greeting Cards
   • Framed Prints
   • Statues & Plaques
   • Wall Crucifixes
   • Holy Water Fonts
   • Outdoor Statues
   • Miraculous Medals
   • Saint Medals & Crucifixes
   • Bracelets & Necklaces
   • Chapel Veils & Scarves
   • Coffees & Teas
   • Candy & Chocolates
   • Lourdes Water Soaps & Lotions
   • Children’s Books
   • Catholic Toys & Games


 
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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
 
3 Ways Support Our Lady's Center
Through the last 47 years, countless patrons have paid it forward to help this little family apostolate grow and thrive, ensuring that countless lives and hearts would be touched by the gentle hand of Mary through our efforts. If you are so moved, please consider helping us continue this beautiful legacy which is needed perhaps now more than ever, to bring people to Christ through Mary. We are registered 501 (c)3 non-profit. Thank you, and God bless you!
 
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"Thank you for calling Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine..."
The face behind that pleasant voice you hear when you call us, the one which lists the prompts for you to choose from, is none other than David Kissane, the son of our President, Jack and his wife Grace. We are grateful for his help in keeping the message machine up to date with current weather related announcements, as well as offering helpful information on directions and hours of operation for those who need to know. This service goes a long way in helping our small staff assist as many patrons as possible no matter how busy we become. Thank you, David!
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Easter Bunny Sighting
This little furry friend is just one of the many creatures which inhabit the wilds around our oasis of peace. You will also see deer, foxes, Mallard ducks, groundhogs, even an occasional heron, enjoying the stream and idyllic peace here. Yes, even with a major stream restoration project underway by the county, our nature buddies have apparently elected to stay put.
Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 S. Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

http://www.ourladyscenter.net
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.