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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
June 2023 Newsletter

 
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“The month of June is dedicated in a special way to the veneration of the divine Heart. Not just on one day – the liturgical feast, which generally falls in June – but every day."
- St. John Paul II, Angelus, 27 June 1982
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.

HAPPENING THIS MONTH...
 
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Ways to Honor the SHJ
The Catholic Church has traditionally dedicated the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let us never, ever forget His burning love for us. Here are some ways to honor him:
- Friday 6/2: First Friday Mass & Devotions 12 pm & 7:30 pm.
- Wed. 6/7: Begin the nine day Novena to the Sacred Heart
- Fri. 6/9: Pray our regularly scheduled Holy Hour of Reparation to the SHJ in the chapel after 12:00 noon Mass. 
- Fri. 6/16 SHJ FEAST DAY! Pray a SPECIAL Holy Hour of Reparation to the SHJ in the chapel after 12:00 noon Mass.
- Anytime: Consecrate yourself to the SHJ. Enthone the Two Hearts in your home. See below for print and statue ideas.
 
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Introduction to the Seven Sorrows Rosary Devotion
Friday, June 16th, 10:40 am IN THE Conference Room
Those who are not familiar with this powerful devotion are invited to come to a brief presentation which will be given by Gheeta Etwaroo. She will cover the origins of the devotion and the connection with Our Lady of Kibeho. After the presentation, all are invited up to the Chapel to pray the Seven Sorrows Devotion at 11:00 am. We have two regular prayer times each week. More info below.
 
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Nearly 50 Years of OLC!
We are excitedly preparing to celebrate our 50 Year Anniversary next year, and we need your help! We're trying to track down early patrons who have knowledge, stories and/or photos of our early history for possible publication. Keep an eye out for a special email very soon with more details, and spread the word. Contact Manager Christine with any info or materials you may have.

(Photo: Possibly the only image we have of the first building OLC occupied, known as The Lodge. This building was purportedly located in a wooded area off Rte 40 where the Acura Dealership now stands).

REGULAR DEVOTIONS
 
June First Friday & First Saturday
Join us in making reparation for the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially in this time of spiritual upheaval and social unrest.
 
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First Friday Mass
June 2nd, 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
June 3rd, 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.
 
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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
This month: June 7th

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
JUNE DATES: Friday, 6/9 AND 6/16 (Feast Day)

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
June dates: 6/13 & 6/27
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
PLEASE NOTE:
ONLY ONE JUNE DATE 6/14.

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!

ON THE ROAD...
 
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OLC at the Clarksville Picnic
Saturday, June 24th, 12:00-7:00 pm
St. Louis Church, Clarksville

OLC has again been invited to make our religious articles available to all at the 145th Annual Clarksville Picnic hosted by the St. Louis & St. Francis parishes. Come enjoy the family activities, food and fun, and stop by our table in the Social Hall to say hello. This is a convenient opportunity to introduce family and friends to sacramentals, devotionals, and beautiful Catholic art! More info on the picnic HERE.

IN THE NEWS...
 
It was a Gorgeous Day for a May Crowning!
Fr. Gerard Lynch led the May procession on a beautiful spring day, and Leonora Ellrod had the honor of crowning the Blessed Virgin statue in our Grotto. She is a recent First Communicant and looked lovely in her gown. Everyone processed up and placed their flowers before Mary to the hymn of Ave Maria, courtesy of Sherry Hohl. Afterwards, everyone was invited in to celebrate with cake!
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An Enthusiastic Welcome for Author Ted Flynn
An estimated 70 patrons and visitors came to hear author Ted Flynn speak on Navigating the Treacherous Spiritual Shoals of Our Times & Finding Peace. The feedback we have received has been uniformly positive, calling the talk straight-forward, informative, surprisingly hope-filled, and empowering. We sold most of the books that Ted brought, and he stayed late into the evening signing them and answering questions. Manager Christine's mother, Sylvia brought with her an original copy of "Thunder of Justice, which she bought roughly 30 years ago at OLC, and Ted happily signed it for her. Ted's good friend and OLC patron Mary Jane Myers was able to attend and was overjoyed with his visit. We are looking forward to having him back sometime soon, as well as his wife, Maureen Flynn, author of the popular book, Global Warning (with an "n") which was recommended by Dave and Joan Maroney when they spoke.

The Flynns' books are in stock at OLC. All materials are also available on their website, Signs.org, along with their magazine, Signs and Wonders. The question of magisterial approval of materials is addressed on their About page HERE, where they respectfully submit final authority rests with the Holy See and that nothing, as Pope Paul VI stipulated, contravenes faith and morals.
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HERE IT IS!
Video Recording of the Maroneys' Talk at OLC
The Maroneys have finally uploaded the talk they gave at OLC , "The Warning: Preparing the World for the Illumination of Conscience through Divine Mercy." Amazingly, it has already received nearly 100,000 views in just two weeks, illustrating that there is great interest and awareness of the topic. Here's the link:
tinyurl.com/illuminationOLC

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

 
Honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus
& the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Consider enthroning them in your home!
More on enthronement HERE
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Father's Day is June 18th
Come find the perfect gift for the fathers in your life.
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Remember Your Spiritual Fathers Too!
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.

We have great suggestions for 

Ordination Gifts for Priests and Deacons!
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A Possible Miracle for the Benedictines of Mary!
We Carry Their Gregorian Chant CDs,
and their Wonderful New Children's Book Just Arrived!

The faithful have been flocking to Missouri ever since word came out the remains of the founderess of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, Sr. Wilhelmina Lancaster, appear to be incorrupt!

This amazing event has coincided with the release of an adorable children's book, "Brides of Christ," about this same order. It is published by Sophia Press, and they are selling like hotcakes! We have also for many years carried a number of Gregorian chant CD's produced by the Benedictines of Mary, recorded at their motherhouse called Ephesus. Come discover some truly heavenly music. 

Sr. Wilhelmina has a local tie, as she was originally an Oblate Sister of Providence here in Baltimore before founding her new order. Read more about her HERE and HERE.
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JUNE NO-CLIP COUPON:
10% OFF
One Sacred Heart Item
PRINT, PLAQUE, STATUE, BOOK, ROSARY, MEDAL, ETC.
No coupon necessary. Just mention you saw this offer in the Newsletter. 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 06/30/2023

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 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 donation through PAYPAL 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 Fridays
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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