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March 2024 Newsletter
The month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph
 
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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.
 
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Just Giving You a "Hearts Up!"
2024 Grateful Hearts Capital Campaign
A special letter from our President
will be arriving in your mailbox/inbox soon.


Along with sales from the bookstore, OLC relies on donations from you, our generous and dedicated benefactors. So as not to lay a burden upon you, we only run our capital campaign once every three years. The 2024 Grateful Hearts Capital Campaign is coinciding with our 50th Anniversary. Donors will be funding much needed upgrades to and beautification of Our Lady's Chapel! 

If you are new to OLC, please consider becoming a vital part of the Center's continued success. Thank you for paying it forward and ensuring the continuation of OLC's mission of providing a place of grace for our extended Catholic community and ever striving to gently lead people to Jesus through Mary. Let's give OLC some TLC!

 

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES...
This month is packed! Be sure to scroll all the way down.
 
FIRST FRIDAY - March 1st
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First Friday Mass, Stations of the Cross & Devotions
March 1st at 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm
Masses are followed by Stations, Exposition, Devotions and Confessions. Adoration continues between Masses.
Shop open 10 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 7:30 pm

First Friday Promises 
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Why Pray the Stations of the Cross During Lent?
Praying the Way of the Cross enables us to empathize with Jesus’ suffering. It gives us strength in times of suffering, instills compassion for those who suffer, reminds us of God's abiding love, and gives us a sign of great hope as we look forward to the Resurrection. Learn more HERE.
 
FIRST SATURDAY - March 2nd
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Rosary in Latin
9:45 am
Exorcists such as Fr. Gabriel Amorth have attested to the fact that the devil hates Latin.
You are invited to come early before First Saturday Mass, to pray with us. Print outs and instruction will be provided. More HERE. View Raymond Cardinal Burke praying it
HERE.
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First Saturday Mass
& Devotions

10:30 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Devotions will follow Mass and end with Benediction around noon.
The Bookstore will be open 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Our Lady's First Saturday Promises
 
Guest Speaker • True Story!
Elizabeth Smith, local author of "The Coin Flip"
Saturday, March 2nd, 12:00 noon
Following 10:30 am First Saturday Mass & Devotions.
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As we approach St. Patrick's Feast Day, come hear an amazing TRUE story of the incredible act of faith of an Irish Immigrant from his very own great-granddaughter! Elizabeth Smith is a local author who we met at the Maryland Catholic Women's Conference. She will be signing copies of her wonderful, engaging book after her talk.

In 1857, Joe Quigley and Jim McDermott emigrated from Ireland to America, wanting to become priests. Neither able to afford seminary, they agreed to flip a coin and have the loser work to pay the winner's tuition. When Joe lost, he was devastated. "Why, Lord, did I lose the coin flip?" His struggle to accept God's will is an incredible story illustrating how God works through ordinary people to do extraordinary things!
 
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Holy Hour of Reparation
February 9th, following 12 pm Mass
Come join us on the second Friday of each month in reciting aloud these vocal prayers in reparation for sins committed against the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked his disciples, "Could you not watch one hour with me?" Perhaps the comfort that the angel came to give Our Lord was the message of so many souls down through time who would come to be with him and make reparation. Booklets provided
 
Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross
Friday, March 22nd
following 12 pm & 7:30 pm Masses
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SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
• 11:00 am: Seven Sorrows Devotion
• 11:30 am: Regular Rosary
• 12:00 pm: Mass & 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
• 1:00 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration continues until 7:30 pm evening Mass. Regular Adorers are very much needed.
•  7:30 pm: Mass & 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.

TRIDUUM & EASTER CLOSING SCHEDULE:
We will be closed Holy Thursday & Good Friday, March 28th & 29th
as well as Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday.
Please attend services at your parish.

 
 
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SIGN UP NOW!
"The Eucharist: Heart of Christian Life"
12 Part Group Study

First Saturdays April - September
Sessions 1&2: April 6th!

in the OLC Conference Room

The Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesideum, which meets at Our Lady's Center, is hosting a streaming video group study. It is a 12-part series, but two parts will be covered per session, so it will only take six months. More information HERE.

Registration: $34.95 includes the Study Guide.
Contact OLC for more information and to register. We will order the study guides all together to save on shipping.
 
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BUS TRIP!  •  BUS TRIP!  •  BUS TRIP!
SIGN UP NOW!! WE NEED TO FILL THOSE SEATS!
Divine Mercy Sunday Pilgrimage to Holy Rosary
in Baltimore
(The Archdiocesan Divine Mercy Shrine with relics of St. Faustina and Pope JPII!)
Sunday, April 7th, leaving OLC at 10:00 am
Join us for another 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 1:30pm. Seats are still available. The cost is $40 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 2nd if possible, to ensure cost of bus is covered. Cancellation deadline is 3/29. After that we may not be able to issue a refund.
Receive a plenary indulgence. Learn about the Extraordinary Graces promised to us when we observe the Feast Divine Mercy.
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One of our patrons, Reggie Stuart, attended last year's bus trip to Holy Rosary and recorded the singing of the Chaplet there. He put together a short promotional video to encourage people to attend this year. He is hoping, as are we, for a full bus. You can view it HERE (updated link). Thank you, Reggie!
 
Regularly Scheduled Activities:
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Seven Sorrows Rosary
Every Tuesday & Friday 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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Blanket Making
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
following 12 pm Mass
March dates: 3/12 & 3/26

These simple no-sew blankets will be blessed and distributed to children in crisis through Project Linus. Donations appreciated to cover the cost of the fleece.
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First Wed. Devotions to St. Joseph
First Wed. of the Month following 12 pm Mass
March date: 3/6
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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Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month, 10:30-11:30
March dates: 3/13 & 3/27
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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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
Thursdays following 12 pm 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!
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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. 

ON THE ROAD...
 
Calling all Catholic Men
Register Now, and be sure to bring a friend! 
OLC will be displaying religious articles and books, so we will see you there!
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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!
 
March Events at a Glance:
3/01 Fri:     First Friday, Stations after both Masses
3/02 Sat:    First Saturday, Presentation by Author Elizabeth Smith, 12 pm
3/04 Sun:   Holy Face Novena begins (start at home)
3/06 Wed:  St. Joseph Devotions after 12 pm Mass
3/08 Fri:     Holy Hour of Reparation after 12 pm Mass
3/09 Sat:  OLC at MD Catholic Men's Conference, St. Philip Neri
3/12 Tues: Blanket Making Session following 12 pm Mass
3/13 Wed:   Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am
3/17 Mon:  OLC at St. Aphonsus Rodriguez, Woodstock after Masses
3/19 Tues: Linus Project Blanket Making, 1 pm
3/20 Wed:  Children's Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am
3/28-31: CLOSED Holy Thurs.-Easter Sunday

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

 
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
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LENT
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We have a wealth of resources for you to make this a holy Lent: Devotionals, sacramentals, beautiful framed prints, crucifixes and children's items as well.
 
EASTER
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Caramel bunnies! Adorably packaged and perfect for Easter Baskets.
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Chocolates & Fudge by the Trappistine nuns in MA is always a hit!
 
DIVINE MERCY
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
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NEW PUZZLES!
LOTS OF STATUES!
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Gorgeous jigsaw puzzles from masterpieces including Queen of Angels & Sistine Chapel.
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Our largest selection of the year of outdoor statues! Plan your garden now.

MARCH NO-CLIP COUPON:
15% OFF
One Outdoor Statue
 
No coupon necessary. Valid on regularly priced, in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previously purchased or discounted items. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts. Some restrictions apply.
Expires 03/31/2024
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 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.
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