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Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine
May 2024 Newsletter

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.

May Crowning of Our Lady
on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima!
Monday, May 13th, 12:00 pm Mass at OLC
Join us for a very special day! We will be hosting a visit of our beautiful local Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on her feast day, and we will be crowning her with flowers!

This exquisite 48" tall, hand-painted statue with bejeweled crown was special ordered through OLC from Equador by a devoted patron of hers who wishes the statue to visit as many Churches and venues in the area as possible to make Our Lady of Fatima's messages known so that through the recitation of the rosary, and penance, we shall obtain peace for the world.

This statue will already be set up on the altar when we open on Monday, May 13th at 10 am. We will pray the Rosary at 11:30 am and then have the May Crowning directly after noon Mass. Cake will follow in the Conference Room. 

All recent First Communicants are invited to come dressed in their gowns and suits!
First Friday Mass 
May 3rd, 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 - May 4th, 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
Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wed. at 10:30 am
May dates: 5/8 & 5/22
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!
Holy Hour of Reparation
2nd Fridays after 12 pm Mass
May date: 5/10

Join us in offering prayers of reparation to the Sacred Heart and entreating the intercession of the Blessed Mother and saints for unity in the Church, conversion of sinners, and for a just and lasting peace in the world. Adoration continues in the chapel until evening Mass.
Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tues. at 1:00 pm
May dates: 5/14 & 28
All are welcome after Mass in the Conference room to help make easy no-sew blankets for children in crisis situations. Materials and instructions provided.

OLC will be CLOSED on Memorial Day, May 27th.


and will continue through early August
beginning MAY 28th:

• OLC's Bookstore & Gift Shop will remain OPEN regular hours
Please continue to come shop and support us!!

• OLC's Upstairs Chapel will be CLOSED for renovations
All 12 pm Masses Monday through Friday will be relocated
to the Chapel at the Church of the Resurrection
, just 2 miles away.
3175 Paulskirk Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Building to left of main church)

• Friday Exposition and Evening Mass will be temporarily suspended

• First Saturday Masses: June-Canceled. July- YES! August-Possibly
at 10:30 am in the Chapel at the Church of the Resurrection

• Regular Devotions will take place in OLC Conference Room:
Seven Sorrows Rosary: Tues & Fri at 11 am.
Rosary: M-F at 11:30 am (will end at 11:50 in order to travel to Resurrection for 12 pm Mass).
St. Joseph Devotions: First Wed. at 1 pm
OLPH Novena: Thursdays at 1 pm
Flame of Love Cenacle: Thursdays at 2 pm
First Friday Devotions: 1 pm
First Saturday Devotions: 11:30 pm
Holy Hour of Reparation: 2nd Fridays at 1 pm

• Regular Activities will continue in OLC Conference Room:
Project Linus Blanket Making: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 1 pm
​Children's Storytime & Craft: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Legion of Mary Meetings: Fridays at 5 pm

We ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate our upstairs chapel renovations and beautification project.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Msgr. John Dietzenbach, pastor of the Church of the Resurrection and his staff for allowing us the use of their chapel while our chapel is being renovated!

The 2024
Grateful Hearts Capital Campaign
Chapel Beautification Project
is Happening Now & We Need Your Support!

THANK YOU to all who have already given to support our Capital Campaign!
We are so blessed to have your support.

We still have a long way to go, and every gift large or small helps. Click the red heart above to donate online, or make out a check to Our Lady's Center and mail it to 3301 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043.

If you are only just now hearing about our efforts, please take a moment to read about our vision to honor Our Lord and Our Lady HERE. The page contains a link to read our President's letter. We will be providing more updates as construction progresses.
Look Who Surprised Us with a Visit!

Our dear Fr. Gerard Lynch dropped in earlier this week to surprise us and to shop at what he calls his favorite Catholic bookstore and gift shop. We were all absolutely overjoyed to see him looking so good and feeling so much improved that he was able to drive himself over. He wants to express his heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been praying for him as he recovers from surgery. He said your prayers have been working and that, amazingly, he hardly had any pain through it all. Fr. Gerard has been our regular Monday noon Mass celebrant since he stumbled upon us a couple years ago, new to the area and dealing with a flat tire. We can't wait for his return, for he has become quite beloved to us all. Please continue to lift Fr. Gerard up in your prayers as he prepares to begin a round of radiation to destroy any remaining cancer next week. What an inspiration he is for all of us with his gentle nature, abandonment to the Divine Will, and indomitable sense of humor.

While Father Gerard is undergoing treatment, we have been blessed to have Fr. Greg Rapisarda filling in as our Monday priest. We are so very blessed that he offered to help us out.

*We are a non-profit. All sales go towards supporting the Shrine!
Mother's Day is May 12th
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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.