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WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT:
JAN. 7TH FRIDAY 7:30 PM MASS CANCELED

Adoration will begin after 12 pm Mass & conclude with Benediction following confessions. Center will close at 3 pm.
 
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"To Jesus through Mary"
410-461-5066 • 240-581-8013 (c) 

3301 S. Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Turn between the blue mailbox and guardrail and follow our lane to lovely oasis of peace!
www.ourladyscenter.net • email@ourladyscenter.net
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January 2022 Newsletter
 
We dedicate the January newsletter to the Holy Name of Jesus. The name Jesus was given at God's command (Luke 1:31). It is all-powerful because of the Person Who bears it. We honor it because of the command of Christ that we should pray in His Name, because it reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer, and because through this devotion we also make amends for improper use of the Holy Name." At the Name of Jesus let every knee bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
 
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Pray for the Protection of Priests
Many of you joined our Prayer Wheels last year, pledging to faithfully pray a rosary and St. Michael prayer one day a week for a year for the protection of law enforcement officers and their families.

The effort was such a success that we have decided to begin a new Prayer Wheel campaign for the protection of Catholic priests, all of whom daily battle enemies within our world, within our Church, and, especially, within themselves. Sign up to commit to praying a Rosary and a St. Michael prayer on your chosen day for a year. Each Prayer Wheel consists of seven prayer warriors whose combined efforts cover all the days of the week. Sign up in the bookstore or email us.
 
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Eucharistic Adoration during the March for Life
Friday, January 21st, 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The 49th Annual March for Life in Washington DC takes place on January 21st. Whether in person or virtually, hundreds of thousands will take part, people of all walks of life who share the deep conviction that the sanctity of all human life must be defended for a just culture to exist. If you are not physically able to attend the March, please join us in spirit by coming to the OLC chapel that day anytime between our 12:00 Noon and 7:30 pm Masses to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the cause of Life, that hardened hearts will be softened and eyes opened to the beauty and dignity that each human life inherently contains, from the moment of conception to natural death. If we see with the eyes of Christ, every single human life is infinitely valuable.

REGULAR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
 
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First Fridays Mass & Devotion
January 7th at 12:00 Noon
Masses are followed by Exposition, Devotions and Confessions. Adoration continues between Masses.
Shop open 10 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 7:30 pm
First Friday Promises 


PLEASE NOTE: 7:30 pm Mass on 1/7 is canceled due to possibility of icing.
 
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Holy Hour of Reparation
to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament
Second Fridays of the Month following Noon Mass
Friday, January 14th
In light of the affronts against God and his creation which are being perpetrated and increasingly promoted in our world, we are again making this powerful devotion a regular activity. 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 provided.
 
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Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 
1:00 pm in the Conference Room

January Dates: 1/11 & 1/25
All are welcome after Mass in the Conference room to help knot more blankets for Project Linus. If you can cut and make knots, you can make a blanket! Material and supplies are provided.
Over 800 blankets have been donated through OLC to date!

 
 
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Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 
10:30-11:30 am in the Conference Room

January Dates: 1/12 & 1/26
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! 
 
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Flame of Love Cenacles
Every Tuesday at 10 am and Thursday at 10 am & 2 pm (choose one) 
Come join us 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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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
Thursdays following 12:00 Noon Mass
In this novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, we pay tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary in asking for her assistance. The image has helped her provide strength, comfort and miracles to the faithful for centuries!

IN THE NEWS...
 
St. Nicholas Came to Town!
We loved having St. Nicholas visit on his feast day!
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The Most Successful Christmas Basket Raffle Yet!
Christmas Basket Raffle Nets Nearly $7000 for OLC!
Our annual Christmas Basket Raffle was another enormous success! We nearly doubled last year's fundraising total! All the contents had been donated, so 100% of proceeds will go to support OLC. Thank you to all who donated items and to all who entered. We wish that every single one of you who entered could have won, but it is our hope that you at least feel rewarded in knowing that your kind, generous, enthusiastic support enables us to continue this unique and holy ministry of bringing people to Christ through Mary.
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2021 CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WINNERS:
#1 My Country Tis of Thee: Anna Degracia-Hipolito; #2 Joseph's Basket of Blessings: Robert Buck; #3 Holy Family Bethlehem Plaque: Dawn Golab; #4 Merry Country Christmas: Lisa Carey
Winning tickets were drawn by Msgr. Joseph Lizor and Fr. Cletus Tita.
 
Celebrating Christ's Birth with Old Friends and New
Many thanks to all who came out to our Patron Pot Luck Party and brought delicious treats to share. We loved having you.
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Rosa Mystica Statue Pays a Visit
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Many thanks to Beth McCormack for again offering her beautiful Mystical Rose statue to display in our chapel on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Read about the devotion HERE and enjoy a lovely poem HERE

IN THE BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP...
 
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NEW from Sophia Press, because St. Joseph needs an art book all to himself.
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We now carry stunning 19" Flame of Love statues from Equador.
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Beautiful Holy Water fonts from Italy. And we have freshly blessed Holy Water upstairs in the chapel!

JANUARY NO-CLIP COUPON:

One Excellent Catholic Book
to read on a snowy evening

15% OFF
 
No coupon necessary. One use per person please. Valid on regularly priced, new, in-stock books only. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts. Some exclusions apply.
Expires 01/31/2022
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Snow falls like powdered sugar on our gingerbread house A-Frame grotto. Come visit the Blessed Mother statue within. A brand new bench will arrive very soon so you can relax a while and pray.

SPREAD THE WORD!
Tell your friends about OLC. They can sign up for the newsletter HERE
Like us on Facebook for the most up to date info!
 
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Ways to Help Support OLC:
Through the last 46 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. Help us continue our mission to bring people to Christ through Mary. We are registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Thank you, and God bless you!
  1. Set up a Monthly Electronic Donation. Any amount will help! Contact us for details. (Less fees)
     
  2. Purchase a Gift Certificate to use in the future. We'll mail it to you or to a loved one.
     
  3. Make a donation through PAYPAL anytime.
Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 S. Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

https://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
Friday evenings: 7:30 pm
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.