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April 2023 Newsletter
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"
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.

(Another packed newsletter - scroll all the way to the bottom!)
- Friday, March 31st -
Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross
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. Long in our possession, it was recently inspected and verified to be authentic, along with documentation, by Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney. Read about relics of the True Cross HERE.

12:40 pm: Stations of the Cross & Confessions Begin

1 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration continues until 7:30 pm evening Mass. Regular Adorers are very much needed.

7:30 pm: Mass & a Blessing by the Relic of the True Cross
followed by Stations of the Cross, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, Friday Night Devotions, and Benediction.
First Saturday Mass & Devotions
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.
First Saturday Mass 
April 1st, 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
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
Volunteers, We Need Your Help!
Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 am until done.
Winter has left Our Lady's Center in need of a good scrub, trim, and polish! Come join us for a day full of fun, laughter, and service! If you're the outdoorsy type, we'll have tree-trimming, weeding, planting, mulching, and more. In the Chapel, we'll have polishing and window-washing. Come join your OLC community giving back to Our Lady for all that she does for us! Bring any yard tools you have, especially chainsaws, pole saws, and large tarps (labeled with your name please!) 
Sign up
HERE or call us to let us know you're coming.

We will be closed Holy Thursday & Good Friday, April 6th & 7th.

Please attend services at your parish.
Our outdoor Stations of the Cross on the banks of the stream out back are available anytime.
Holy Saturday Tomb Watch
(No Mass)
Saturday, April 8th, 10:30 - 11:30 am
On Holy Saturday the Church is at the Lord's tomb, meditating on his passion and death and descent to the dead, silently awaiting his resurrection with prayer and fasting. Join us in the chapel to watch and pray for one hour. Booklets will be provided. Mass will not be offered.
Divine Mercy Sunday Pilgrimage
to Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore

(Holy Rosary is the Archdiocesan Divine Mercy Shrine
with relics of St. Faustina and Pope JPII!)

Sunday, April 16, leaving OLC at 10:00 am
Join us for a Pilgrimage to Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore, the Archdiocesan Shrine for Divine Mercy, on Divine Mercy Sunday. OLC has chartered a bus which will leave the Center at 10:00am. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary at 1:00pm. Seats are still available. The Cost is $35 per seat. Sign the form, and mail it and a check to OLC or drop it off. The Bookstore will be open at 9 am for those who arrive early to shop.
Registration form HERE.
Please sign up by April 3rd if possible to ensure cost of bus is covered. Cancellation deadline is 4/5. After that we can not issue refunds.
Receive a plenary indulgence. Learn about the Extraordinary Graces promised to us when we observe the Feast Divine Mercy.
2000 Hail Marys Days of Devotions
Saturday, May 13th

Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday, August 12th
In anticipation of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Come pray this powerful devotion hosted by the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium, in OLC's chapel! The day will tentatively begin with 8:00 am Mass and continue with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and devotions throughout the day, ending tentatively around 5:30 pm with Benediction. The devotions begin with praying a complete Rosary, then each of 20 petitions is read and followed by 100 Hail Marys. You can sign up to pray a petition. See below for contact information.

The Legion of Mary is Recruiting New Members!
Could the Blessed Mother be calling you to her service? The Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium which meets at OLC is looking for new members to join them on Friday nights in the Conference room at 5:15 pm. Members can come early and spend some time with the Lord in Adoration in the OLC Chapel. Also, our 7:30 pm Friday Night Mass, with devotions and confessions, is a wonderful opportunity for members to pray after the meetings.

Among their regular prayers and activities, our local praesidium hosts an all-day 2000 Hail Marys Day of Devotions annually as well as for important national and world events, such as elections. We can not underestimate the spiritual graces that flow from these events!

Please consider joining this vibrant, active apostolate. Learn more about the Legion of Mary HERE. For more info on the Undoer of Knots Praesidium, contact Diane Groth.
Regular Opportunities to Pray at OLC:
Seven Sorrows Rosary
Every Tues. and Fri. at 11:00 am  in the Chapel.
(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.
Flame of Love Cenacles
Every Tues. at 10 am (virtually) and Thurs. at 2 pm in chapel and virtually.
Praying for the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be enkindled in our hearts and bring about a new Pentecost. More  HERE. Contact Joan & Paul Kane for more info. Live streaming for those who cannot attend in person.
First Wed. Devotions to St. Joseph
First Wednesday of the Month
April 5th, following 12:00 Noon Mass

The world desperatey 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.
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.
Activities for all ages:
Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm
April dates: 4/11 & 4/25
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 1400 blankets have been donated through OLC to date!
Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:30 am
April dates: 4/12 & 4/26
Bring the children to hear a wholesome, edifying story read by Mrs. Ginny, do a fun craft, enjoy a snack and make new friends! RSVP if possible so we have an idea of how many to expect, but drop-ins are always welcome!
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

Changes on the OLC Board of Directors
Our Lady's Center has an all-volunteer working Board of Directors who serve out of their devotion to the Blessed Mother and carry out a wealth of duties between them. Occasionally we need to accept the request of a Board Member to be relieved of their directorship duties, hard as it can be to do so.
And so, the Board must announce that it has accepted the request of Ada Vergne to step down as she transitions to a new residence and turns to a less active and more contemplative and prayerful focus. The good news is that she has not moved any farther away, and she will continue to be a regular patron and prayer warrior here at OLC, albeit in a less official capacity. We are incredibly grateful for her years of service on the Board, instituting and leading the Flame of Love Cenacle, and leading many other devotions including the Holy Face and the annual Rosary Rallies. Ada also managed the Traveling Bust and Chalice Program for years. We are deeply grateful for Ada's lively, inspiring devotion to Our Lord and Our Lady and all the service she has rendered OLC and our patrons for over a decade. We love you, Ada! (Pictured with Fr. Ambrose, Board member and Spiritual Director)
Our Lady's Center is honored to welcome Wes Daub to the Board of Directors. Wes is a Civil Engineer with the Howard County Department of Public Works and was in charge of the extensive storm water management and stream restoration project adjacent to our property. His input assisted us greatly as he skillfully navigated the needs and concerns of all involved. Wes continued his relationship with us following his retirement two years ago. His professional knowledge, as well as his skills in carpentry and building systems, are all valuable additions in the OLC "tool kit." His training in Spiritual Mentorship through the Holy Family School of Faith is also of great value, particularly as he has the experiential knowledge of a convert to Catholicism. He and his wife of 47 years, Cele, have been parishioners of St. Louis Church for 27 years. Wes has been involved in the ACTS ministry and many pro-life activities, and he is also frequent Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament. Wes and Cele have two sons and five grandsons. Be sure to congratulate and welcome Wes when you see him!
The Maroneys Reprise their Talk
Many more people were able to make Dave & Joan Maroney's two talks on the Illumination of Conscience. Reactions are enthusiastically positive. The talk was recorded, and we will share the link as soon as we get it.

*We are a non-profit. All sales go towards supporting the Shrine! 

Easter is Almost Here!
Celebrate the Resurrection with joy.
Easter Candy! Chocolate covered caramel bunnies, milk or dark chocolate eggs, Toffee House bark or Trappistine chocolates and penuche, we have something for every Easter basket!
Lots of Caramel Bunnies waiting to jump into baskets!
Holy Bears, Bunnies and Lambs are perfect for Easter Baskets!
Sock Religious Socks are Back in Stock!
These incredibly popular socks fly off the shelves. They make great basket stuffers.
Children's & Adult sizes
First Holy Communion & Confirmation Gifts!
Your one stop shop for sacramental items.
Divine Mercy Sunday is April 16th! Jesus I Trust in You!

15% OFF
One Divine Mercy Item
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 04/30/2023

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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

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
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am

Following all Masses

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 501(c)3 non-profit 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 monthly events and activities.