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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
May 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.

MAY SPECIAL EVENTS
 
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Navigating the Treacherous Spiritual Shoals of Our Times & Finding Peace
A talk by Ted Flynn
Wednesday, May 10th, 7:00 pm
Amidst the ferocity of the storms we are experiencing in our world, in our homes, and in our hearts, it is easy to lose hope. We are in exile, and we are watching in horror the seeming destruction and loss of everything we hold dear. But take heart! Author and speaker Ted Flynn will show us how, through the Prophet Jeremiah, God has provided us with precise instructions on how His people in captivity should live until everything is restored. Bookstore open until talk.
 
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2000 Hail Marys Day of Devotion
on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima

Saturday, May 13th, beginning with MASS at 8 am!
The Legion of Mary, Our Lady, Undoer of Knots Praesidium, Ellicott City, will again host a Marian day of prayer beseeching Our Blessed Mother’s intercession in our lives, families, Church, culture, society and nation. After Mass, there will be Eucharistic Adoration all day. We will pray 2000 Hail Mary’s with 20 petitions. Each petition has 100 Hail Mary’s. Please bring your Rosary.

SCHEDULE: 8:00 am Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the commencement of the 2000 Hail Mary’s Devotion with continuous prayers. Participants take breaks as needed.
3:00 pm: Chaplet of Divine Mercy; 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Closing of Devotions with Benediction.

Refreshments will be provided. If possible, the Bookstore will be open for part of the day. For more info, contact Diane Groth, Vice-President, Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium, at 443-844-9149 or email us.
 
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Annual May Procession & Crowning of the Blessed Mother
Monday, May 15th following the 12:00 Noon Mass
Join us on the day after Mother's Day to honor our beautiful Mother Mary in the month dedicated to her. All recent First Communicants are invited to come dressed in your gowns and suits. The children in attendance will lead the procession out to the grotto for the crowning. In the event of rain, we will process around in the Chapel. Join us afterward for cake in the Conference room!
 
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Memorial Day Mass
on the Feast Day of Mary, Mother of the Church

Monday, May 29th, 12:00 Noon
Join us as we honor our fallen loved ones who served in the military and gave their lives in service to God & Country, protecting our God given rights, including the freedom of worship. This year it is also a Marian feast day, the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, which is always the Monday following Pentecost. As the Mother of the Universal Church, we invoke her maternal protection
 

REGULAR DEVOTIONS
 
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First Friday Mass
May 5th, 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Devotions will follow both Masses and end with Benediction.
Our Lord's First Friday Promises
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First Saturday Mass
May 6th, 10:30 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Devotions will follow Mass and end with Benediction. Bookstore open 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady's First Saturday Promises
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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.
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Flame of Love Cenacles
Every Tues. at 10 am virtually. Every Thurs. at 2 pm in Chapel & 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.
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First Wednesdays Devotions to St. Joseph
First Wednesday of the Month
following 12:00 Noon Mass

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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Holy Hour of Reparation
to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament

Always on the second Friday following 12:00 pm Mass
MAY DATE: Friday, 5/12.

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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Pray for Vocations with the 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 pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life as well as your own personal intentions. Instructions and devotional materials are included. Many miracles and wonders have happened as a result of this devotion. Email us for more information

REGULAR ACTIVITIES
 
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Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm
May date: 5/9 & 5/23
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.
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Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:30 am
May date: 5/10 & 5/24
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!

IN THE NEWS
 
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Thank You, Spring Clean-Up Volunteers!
A huge Thank You to all who turned out for our annual OLC Spring Clean Up Day! The grounds were cleared of an enormous amount of debris and mulched, the Center pressure-washed, the grotto tidied, and the Chapel polished to a lovely shine. Our only regret was not getting more photos, especially of the chapel crew! We appreciate all the effort.
 
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A Mother's Warm Gratitude 
One of the 1400 blankets made by the OLC Blanketeers made it's way into an ailing child's arms at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her mother posted a beautiful message of gratitude on the Howard County Chapter of the Project Linus Blanket Making group sharing her deep gratitude for the gift of the "beautiful" blanket and hopes her daughter cherishes it forever. She said, "Thank you for all you do. You guys are appreciated." The pattern was recognized as one of the blankets made by an OLC Blanketeer. God bless this precious little one and all who receive these blankets.
 
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Bus Trip to Holy Rosary on Divine Mercy Sunday
Around 25 OLC patrons traveled to Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore, the designated Archdiocesan shrine to Divine Mercy to pray, venerate relics, and receive the promised indulgence. It was a lovely, very blessed day!

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

 
Mother's Day is May 14th
Come find the perfect gift for the mothers in your life.
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Immaculate Waters Soaps and Lotions with Lourdes Water!
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A Garden Catechism, so beautifully printed & illustrated!
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The World of Marian Apparitions, a best seller!
 
Father's Day is June 18th
Let us Remember Priests, our Spiritual Fathers, as well!
Father's Day is June 19th. What a perfect time to let your spiritual father know how much you appreciate everything he does for you. Here are some ideas: have a Mass offered for him; purchase an image of the Sacred Heart for your home and ask him over to dinner to bless it; give him a Gift Certificate to OLC to use along with his regular priest discount of 20%; send a card with a spiritual bouquet blooming with Masses, rosaries and novenas; fill a gift basket with Cafe 4 Life Coffee, a mug and a CD or a good book.
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New Items
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We now carry Baronius Press! Their quality is not to be surpassed. Choose the stunning Douay Rheims/Latin Vulgate Bible with side-by-side translations, Divine Intimacy, Story of a Soul, Imitation of Christ and more, all gold embossed.
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We've been invaded by an army of adorable Holy Bears, including brand new  "Choose Life Bear,"  as well as St. Michael the Archangel, Godmother, Godfather, Godchild, and "Too Blessed to be Stressed" bears! 
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Beautiful Handmade Veils & Mantillas are back in stock!! Shop now for best selection.
 

MAY NO-CLIP COUPON:
15% OFF
One Chapel Veil or Mantilla
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. Please, one discount per person. Some restrictions apply.
Expires 05/31/2023

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Ways to Help Support OLC:
Through the last 49 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 one-time  electronic donation 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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