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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
"To Jesus through Mary"
410-461-5066 • 3301 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

January 2023 Newsletter
Be sure to scroll all the way down! Complete Event Calendar HERE.
The Seven Sorrows Devotions
Weekly on Tuesdays & Fridays at 11 am
llowed by our regular rosary at 11:30 pm and Mass at noon.
Join us as we honor Our Lady of Sorrows. Learn about Our Lady of Kibeho and the promises associated with this devotion, as well as the connection of Our Lady of Sorrows to the founding of Our Lady's Center. Materials will be provided. We also carry a number of items in the bookstore related to this growing devotion, including Rosary chaplets made in Rwanda.

We pray this Rosary to learn to suffer with love, as did the Blessed Mother. The Seven Sorrows Rosary leads us to understand suffering, sins, and sorrows. As we pray with our Sorrowful Mother, we begin to feel empathy for the suffering Our Lady, Our Lord, our neighbors, and ourselves.Learn more about it HERE.
Eucharistic Adoration during the March for Life
Friday, January 20th, 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The 50th Annual March for Life in Washington DC takes place on January 20th. 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.

First Fridays Mass & Devotions
January 6th at 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm
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 
First Saturday
January 7th
Latin Rosary - 9:45 am
, booklets provided.
Mass & Devotions - 10:30 am 
Mass is followed by Exposition, Devotions and Confessions. Benediction around 12:00 noon. Shop 9:45-10:30 am and 11:30 am-2 pm
First Saturday Promises
Every First Saturday Mass is offered for the intentions of our patrons and benefactors, and that means you!
Holy Hour of Reparation
to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament
Second Friday of the Month following Noon Mass,
Friday, January 13th
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.
Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 
1:00 pm in the Conference Room

January Dates: 1/10 & 1/24
All are welcome after Mass in the Conference room to help make no-sew blankets for Project Linus to be distributed to children in crisis situations. Material and simple instructions are provided.
Over 1000 blankets have been donated through OLC to date!
Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 
10:30-11:30 am in the Conference Room

January Dates: 1/11 & 1/25
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! 
Flame of Love Cenacles
Tuesdays at 10 am live-streamed only.
Thursdays at 2 pm In OLC Chapel & live-streamed

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.
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!

Raffles Raise Nearly $7000
Our annual Christmas Basket Raffle was another enormous success, managing to exceed last year's total. Thank you to all who donated items and services and to all who entered. We wish that every single one of you could have won, but it is our hope that you at least feel rewarded in knowing that your generous, enthusiastic support enables us to continue this unique and holy ministry of bringing people to Christ through Mary.

Basket #1: Chelsea Albright
Basket #2: Toni Aldridge
Basket #3: Sydney Andrews 
Basket #4: Molly & Lou Meyer
Charity Choice for the Something Beautiful for God Basket
The winners of Basket #4 were given the opportunity to designate a registered charity to receive half of proceeds from the ticket sales of that raffle. Lou Meyer, who volunteers at OLC, and his lovely wife Molly chose as beneficiaries the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Martin's Home in Catonsville. They will receive a gift of $800! Sr. Lawrence Mary is thrilled and grateful, and we are delighted to share the joy.

Thank you again to these awesome businesses that generously donated Gift Cards for the Raffles! Please support them with your business.
Christmas Party 2022
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!
St. Nicholas Day
Changes on the Board of Directors
We must announce that Board member Diane Andrews has chosen to step down from Our Lady's Center's Board of Directors at the end of last year to spend more time with her family in Florida. However, she will still be coming to OLC when she is in town. Diane has done an outstanding job for many years decorating the Chapel for Christmas, as well as preparing the gorgeous, bountiful baskets for our Annual Raffles, and she assures us that she will continue to make her talents available for us in these areas.
The Board joyfully welcomes it's newest director, Patricia Zumbrun. Pat has been a regular attendee here at OLC for close to 20 years, and she has a deep devotion to Our Lady. In fact, her mother actually dedicated her to the Blessed Mother when she was born, and she dressed her only in blue and white until Pat was seven years old! Pat has three children and five grandchildren and is retired. Among a number of positions, she worked for Catholic Relief Services for 20 years. Her secretarial skills are very much needed by the Board at this time, and we feel the Blessed Mother's gentle influence broguht her to our attention. May we always be open to her gentle promptings.


Christmas Clearance Going on Now!
Take 20% OFF
Remaining Christmas & Advent Items.


Lent begins next month!
A lovely selection of statues, prints, devotionals and sacramentals to help us prepare.
A Guided Lent Journal from Sr. Miriam, SOLT.
Sorrowful Mother framed prints


One Excellent Catholic Book
to read on a snowy evening

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Expires 01/31/2023

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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

Mass Times:
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Monday-Friday: 12:00pm
Friday evenings: 7:30 pm
Firstt Saturdays: 10:30 am
​Confessions Follow all Masses
Adoration Friday: 12:30 - 7:30 pm
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
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.