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March 2022 Newsletter
 
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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 a lovely oasis of peace.

www.ourladyscenter.net • email@ourladyscenter.net
"To Jesus through Mary"
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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm with Rosary at 11:30 am and Mass at 12 noon.
Fridays 10am-7:30pm with Rosary at 11:30 am, Mass at 12 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS...
(Another packed newsletter - scroll all the way to the bottom!)
 
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Shrove Tuesday Mass of the Holy Face
Tuesday, March 1st, 12:00 noon
Following Mass, we will pray in reparation before a blessed image of the Holy Face which was installed in our chapel in 2016. This image, which hangs between the confessional doors, is a copy of the very same image to which St. Therese was dedicated, a reproduction of the image known as "Vera Effigies” of the veil of Veronica. In 1958, Pope Pius XII declared the feast of the Holy Face of Jesus to be the day before Ash Wednesday (Shrove Tuesday) so that this devotion could be practiced in the Church.
 
Ash Wednesday
POPE FRANCIS HAS CALLED FOR ASH WEDNESDAY TO BE ​A DAY OF FASTING & PRAYER FOR UKRAINE.
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TWO MASSES Wednesday, March 2nd, 12:00 Noon & 7:30 PM
Distribution of Ashes will take place at both Masses
If you can not make it to Mass at your parish, come to OLC and receive your ashes. 
Confession will follow after noon Mass only.
 
Pray, Pray, Pray!
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First Wed. Devotions to St. Joseph
First Wednesdays, Noon & 7:30 PM Masses
The world desperately needs the intercession of St. Joseph, patron of fathers, families, the Universal Church and the Terror of Demons! Learn about the Nine First Wednesdays HERE.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
Thursdays following 12:00 Noon Mass
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the advocate, the hope, and the refuge of sinners. Our world needs her help now more than ever. Come join us in beseeching her intercession.
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Pray the Rosary in Latin
First Saturdays at 10 am
Come early before First Saturday Mass, to pray a Rosary in Latin with us! We will start at Preparatory instruction begins at 9:45 am. Print outs provided. Discover the many reasons why we should consider praying in Latin HERE
 
First Friday & First Saturday Masses
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First Friday Mass - March 4th, 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Devotions will follow both Masses.
Our Lord's First Friday Promises


First Saturday Mass - March 5th, 10:30 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Devotions will follow Mass and end with Benediction. Shop will be open 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady's First Saturday Promises

Join us in making reparation for the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lord and Our Lady will grant you a peace beyond all understanding and guard your heart in these troubled times.
 
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Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays,, 1:00 pm
March. dates: 3/8 & 3/22.
All are welcome after Mass in the Conference room to help knot more blankets for children in need. If you can cut and make knots, you can make a blanket! Material provided. 
Over 900 blankets have been donated through OLC to date!
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Flame of Love Cenacles
Every Tues. at 10 am and Thurs. at 10 am & 2 pm (choose one)
Come join us to pray for the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary  to be enkindled in our hearts and bring about a new Pentecost. More about this powerful and growing devotion HERE. Contact Ada Vergne for more info. Live streaming available for those who cannot attend in person.
 
Special March Storytime & Book Signing
with local author Pamela Love
Wednesday, March 16th, 10:30 am
We are so excited to have local author Pamela Love visiting us to read one of her delightful creations, "Brigid and the Butter, a legend of Saint Brigid of Ireland." We also carry "Staircase for the Sisters," a story of prayer and St. Joseph, and "The Sword and the Cape," a tale about St. Martin of Tours. With St. Patrick's Day celebrated the day before and St. Joseph's Feast Day celebrated the day after, March 18th is the perfect day to highlight Pamela's books! We will have a supply of them on hand for purchase, and Pamela will sign your copy! We will also have a fun activity and snacks. Please RSVP so we can anticipate how many crafts and snacks to have on hand and if you would like us to reserve a book or two or three for you, let us know!
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PLEASE NOTE: MARCH STORYTIME DATES WILL BE 3/16 & 3/30.
(NO STORYTIME ON 3/9 OR 3/23)
 
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St. Patrick's Day Blessing
Thursday, March 17th12:00 Noon Mass
Come celebrate this special feast day by enjoying a beautiful rendition of the hymn, Be Thou My Vision, receiving a special blessing, and praying the Lorica Prayer for Protection (lorica means armor or breastplate). In this critical time of spiritual warfare, let us follow St. Patrick's example and drive the snakes from our hearts, our homes, and our land through a brave and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.
 
Feast of the Annunciation 
Friday, March 25th, 12:00 noon Mass
Come Pray for Purity, Peace and Protection. Celebrate this beautiful Marian feast day by attending 12:00 noon Mass and beseeching the most Immaculate Heart of Mary to intercede on behalf of our suffering world.
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Join us on Friday, March 11th for
A Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross, Stations of the Cross & A Holy Hour of Reparation
12:00 Noon Mass:  A Blessing by the Relic of the True Cross during Mass. OLC is a humble steward of this sacred relic, which will remain on the altar for veneration for a time. Read about relics of the True Cross HERE

Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed SacramentConfessions, and Stations of the Cross and then a  Holy Hour of Reparation  will be prayed, offering to our Lord prayers of thanksgiving and reparation and entreating the intercession of the 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! Prayers of reparation are most needed for in light of the grievous sins which have been and are being perpetrated. Adoration continues in the chapel until evening Mass.

7:30 PM Mass A Blessing by the Relic of the True Cross during Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, and Stations of the Cross and regular Friday Night Devotions.
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Stations of the Cross during Lent
Fridays after both 12:00 noon & 7:30 pm Masses 

There will not be Stations on Good Friday as we will be closed, however our outdoor Stations of the Cross on the banks of the stream out back are available anytime.

TRIDUUM & EASTER CLOSING SCHEDULE:
We will be closed Holy Thursday & Good Friday, April 14th & 15th.
Please attend services at your parish.

 
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Holy Saturday Tomb Watch (No Mass)
Saturday, April 16th, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Join us on Holy Saturday to watch and pray for one hour. Booklets will be provided. Mass will not be offered.
 
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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. Email us for more information

IN THE NEWS...
 
A Warm Welcome Back for Zachary King
The chapel was full for the talk given by former Satanist High Wizard Zachary King, whose radical conversion into a devout Catholic is a stunning and glorious witness to the power of Divine Mercy. Zachary answered numerous questions and even came down to the conference room to spend more time helping those in attendance understand the nature and limits of evil. Despite the loss of his eyesight and one foot, he is a relentless and dedicated warrior in the fight for life. Learn more about Zachary HERE and HERE.
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Joan Kane & Ada Vergne leading devotions on the Feast Day of the Flame of Love Movement.
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A sweet attendee of Children's Storytime serenading Baby Jesus and Mama Mary.
 
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Fr. Maurice blessing the throats of some of our younger patrons on the feast day of St. Blaise.
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First class relics from the personal collection of Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney for veneration.

OLC ON THE ROAD
 
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Men, Sign Up Now!
The Catholic Men's Fellowship of Maryland 2022 Annual Conference will be held Saturday, March 19th, 8 am - 2:30 pm at St. Joseph's Church in Fullerton, MD. We will see you there!
We will happily bring with us any items that our patrons who live up north of Baltimore might need! Let us know.

OLC BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP
*We are a non-profit. All sales go towards supporting the Shrine! 

 
Lenten Devotionals & Sacramentals
Exciting New Releases Arriving Daily!
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An Ecce Homo Bust of Our Lord like the one in our traveling set. Made in Equador.
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Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal through the Stations of the Cross
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PRE-ORDER RESTORE NOW and we will provide a digital link to the first week's devotions.
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Reclaiming traditional masculinity with St. Joseph, Terror of Demons.
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"Ask Your Husband" is a Catholic guide to true femininity.
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St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Warfare & the Progress of the Soul
 
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Countdown to Easter Calendars!
Pick up yours today
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Holy Bears are back in stock and perfect for Easter Baskets!
 
St. Patrick's Day & St. Joseph's Feast Day Gifts 
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First Holy Communion & Confirmation Gifts!
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MARCH NO-CLIP COUPON:
15% OFF
One Lenten or Easter Book in Stock
(or Countdown to Easter Calendar)
 
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. Some restrictions apply.
Expires 03/31/2022

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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.
     
  2. Purchase a Gift Certificate to use in the future. We'll mail it to you or to a loved one anytime.
     
  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
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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