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March 2023 Newsletter
 
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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
"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!)
 

- Friday, March 3rd -
First Friday • Stations • Special Guest Speaker
 
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DEFEND LIFE LENTEN LECTURE TOUR
presents a talk by

Mark Houck
PRO-LIFE HERO
"DO NOT BE AFRAID"
Confronting Planned Parenthood & Winning

Friday, March 3rd, 1:15 pm

Come hear Catholic pro-life hero, husband, father of seven, and founder of TheKingsMen.org. Mark was recently acquitted of federal charges in association with protecting his son while praying at an abortion mill. 

The talk will follow the 12:00 Noon Mass, First Friday Devotions & and Station of the Cross.
 Come early to ensure a seat. Refreshments and lively conversation to follow the talk in the Conference room.
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Seven Sorrows Rosary
Every Tues. & Fri. 11:00 am
(followed by our regular rosary at 11:30 pm)
Join us as we honor Our Lady of Sorrows. Learn about Our Lady of Kibeho and the promises associated with this devotion. Booklets provided and materials available in the store. Learn more HERE.
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First Friday Mass -
March 3rd, 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Devotions will follow both Masses.
Our Lord's First Friday Promises
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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.
 
- Saturday, March 4th -
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Pray the Rosary in Latin
First Saturdays at 9:45 am
Come early before First Saturday Mass, to pray a Rosary in Latin with us! Preparatory instruction begins at 9:45 am. Print outs provided. Discover the many reasons why we should consider praying in Latin HERE
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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
 
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St. Patrick's Day Blessing
Friday, March 17th12:00 Noon Mass
Come enjoy 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.
 
- Monday, March 20th -
THE MARONEY'S ARE RETURNING!
TWO TIMES TO HEAR THEM!
Click HERE for Printable Flyer
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- Friday, March 31st -
Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross
on the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary!
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11:00 am: Seven Sorrows Devotion
11:30 am: Regular Rosary

12:00 pm: Mass & a Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross

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.

12:40 pm: Stations of the Cross & Confessions

1 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration continues in the chapel until 7:30 pm 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, Friday Night Devotions, Benediction, and Stations of the Cross.
 
More Opportunities to Pray!
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Devotions to St. Joseph
First Wednesdays, following
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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Flame of Love Cenacles
Every Tues. at 10 am remotely and Thurs. at 2 pm in the chapel and remotely
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 Joan Kane for more info.
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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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Holy Hour of Reparation
to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament
Second Fridays following 12:00 pm Mass
Friday, March 10th

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 and for a just and lasting peace in the world and more! Booklets provided.
 
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Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month, 10:30-11:30 am in the Conference Room
March Dates: 3/8 & 3/22
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 if possible. Drop-ins always welcome!
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Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm
March dates: 3/14 & 3/28.
All are welcome after Mass to come to 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 1300 blankets have been blessed and donated through OLC to date!
 

TRIDUUM & EASTER CLOSING SCHEDULE:
We will be closed Holy Thursday & Good Friday, April 6th & 7th.
Please attend services at your parish.

 
 
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Holy Saturday Tomb Watch (No Mass)
Saturday, April 8th, 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

OLC ON THE ROAD
 
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Men, Sign Up Now!
The Catholic Men's Fellowship of Maryland 2023 Annual Conference will be held Saturday, March 25th, 8 am Mass - 3:00 pm at St. Louis Parish in Clarksville, MD. OLC will be displaying religious articles and books, so we will see you there! For more information, click HERE.
 

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

 
Lenten & Easter
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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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 03/31/2023

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 48+ 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 Jesus through Mary. We are registered 501 (c)3 non-profit. Thank you, and God bless you!
  1. Make a one-time donation or 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
Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

https://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
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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