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"To Jesus through Mary"
410-461-5066 • 
3301 S. Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Turn between the blue mailbox and guardrail and follow our lane to lovely oasis of peace!
www.ourladyscenter.net • email@ourladyscenter.net

July 2021 Newsletter
We dedicate this month to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus.
Pray to be covered in the blood of the Lamb and protected from all evil.
 
LOCAL CATHOLIC AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
DOUBLE HEADER!
>> This Wednesday, June 30th <<
Two talks at OLC on the same day
Come for one or both talks and attend Noon Mass win between.
No RSVP's required. Books will be available for purchase.

Read more about these authors and their books HERE.
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MORNING SPEAKER
SAM FATZINGER

10:00 AM
talk followed by Q&A 
and book signing

A Catholic Guide
to Spending Less
and Living More

Advice from a debt-free
family of 16

(Ave Maria Press)
AFTERNOON SPEAKER
KEVIN WELLS

1:00 PM
talk followed by Q&A and book signing
(including The Priests We Need to Save the Church and Burst!)

Priest & Beggar:
The Heroic Life
of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz

(Ignatius Press)
 
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Flame of Love Cenacle Movie Showings

#1: "HEAVEN" A docudrama based on the book Climbing the Mountain by Anne, a lay apostle, this movie explores one woman’s mystical, inspiring experience of Heaven. Showings in Conference room: Tues. June 29 at 10 am and Thurs. July 1 at 10 am & 2 pm.

#2 Flame of Love Video of Lori Brown's Talk
Lori Brown is a Regional Leader for the Flame of Love and believes the movement is a gift from Heaven sent to protect us, help us grow in holiness and faith, and save souls. Showings in Conference room: Tues. July 6 at 10 am and Thurs. July 8 at 10 am & 2 pm
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About Flame of Love Cenacles
These prayer groups meet weekly in the Chapel on Tues. at 10 am, Thurs. at 10 am & 2 pm to pray for the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is Christ Himself, to be enkindled in our hearts and bring about a new Pentecost. There is no denying that this is exactly what our broken and hurting world needs. Learn more about this powerful and growing devotion HERE. Contact Board Member Ada Vergne for the materials and to sign up. Live streaming available for those who cannot attend in person.
 
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First Friday Mass & Devotions 
Friday, July 2nd at 12:00 Noon & 7:30 pm Masses
Masses are followed by Exposition and Confessions.
First Friday Promises 
 
 
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First Saturday Mass, Devotions & Patriotic Rosary
on the eve of Independance Day!
July 3rd, 10:30 am 
Shop open 10-10:30 am & 11 am-2 pm

Come join the battle by praying a Rosary for the protection and healing of the United States of America, each state and all the people in it, the Governors, state, county and municipal offices, the US Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court and the Office of the Presidency, our military, our first responders, our Bishops, Priests and Religious, for the conversion of hearts, and for true justice and lasting peace in our land. Many prayers are needed!!

You can pull up these prayers on your phone:
PATRIOTIC ROSARY PRAYERS
First Saturday Promises

PLEASE NOTE THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 5TH
as well as Sunday July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
 
 
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Holy Hour of Reparation
to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament
Second Fridays of the Month following Noon Mass
JULY DATE: 7/9 
Booklets provided
In light of the affronts against God and his creation which are being perpetrated and increasingly promoted in our world, we are again making this powerful devotion a regular activity. 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 of all types, for a just and lasting peace in the world and more!
 
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Blanket Making Workshops
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm in the Conference Room
JULY DATES: 7/13 & 7/27
All are welcome after Mass in the Conference room to help knot more blankets for Project Linus. If you can cut and make knots, you can make a blanket! Material and supplies are provided.
 
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Children's Storytime & Craft
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 10:30-11:30 am in the Conference Room
JULY DATES: 7/14 & 7/28
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 so we know how many snacks and crafts to have on hand, but last minute drop-ins are always welcome! 
 
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Scapular Investiture 
on Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Feast Day

Friday, July 16th, following Noon Mass*
Have you been formally invested with the Brown Scapular? This is the perfect day to be enrolled in the Scapular and to begin wearing it devoutly. This garment may be a over 760 years old, but it is always in style...and truly a one-size-fits-all! Read more about the Brown Scapular sacramental, Our Lady's promises, and more HERE.

If you don't already possess a brown scapular, come into the Bookstore and pick one up before Mass. We have a nice variety of Brown Scapulars available for purchase.
 
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SAVE THE DATE!
The Annual 2000 Hail Marys Day of Devotions
Saturday, August 14th
This amazing full day of prayer is sponsored by the Legion of Mary, Our Lady Undoer of Knots Praesidium that meets here at OLC. More details to come!

IN THE NEWS...
 
Benedictine Beckons Our Youngest Staff Member
First of all, we are sorry to have to say goodbye to Paul Krebs, who has done a wonderful job working in service to Our Lady these last two and a half years. Paul has been diligent and dedicated in carrying out his duties, which included among other things, lifting, hauling and stocking merchandise in the bookstore, electronically cataloging donations, directing traffic, setting up the temporary altar for last summer's outdoor Masses, and carrying extremely heavy boxes up to the attic and back. Whatever needed to be done, Paul was ready, willing and able. He is mature beyond his years. We wish him well and pray Our Lord's protection upon him as he embarks on his future studies at Benedictine College this fall.
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New Members Join Our Team
OLC welcomes Paul's replacement, Kevin M., who has been coming with his family to OLC for years and has now completed his training. Already, he has shown himself be a quick study, a diligent worker, and just as polite as can be. We are also excited to introduce Sister Mariett (shown below), who has joined us as a part-time employee. Sr. Mariett's order is the Sisters of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a most suitable and fitting order for us to be associated with during this Year of the Blessed Sacrament. Sr. Mariett is a delightful addition to our Center, with always a pleasant smile and kind word and never an idle moment. We are grateful to have her on staff, and we are sure you will enjoy getting to know her. Sister Mariett is in need of a reliable vehicle so she can commute to and from OLC from her residence in Catonsville. As used vehicles are quite elevated in price at this time, we are hoping to help with a connection. Please contact us if you know of a way to help her.
 
Children's Storytime Returns
Mrs. Ginny and the rest of us were overjoyed to welcome back familiar little faces and to meet new ones as well, as we once again opened up the conference room to our littlest and most enthusiastic patrons. It also happened to be Sr. Mariett's first week working at OLC, so she got to join in with the activities. She is a natural around children and will have much involvement assisting Ginny in the months ahead. Children's Storytime and Craft is a twice a month adventure in safe, friendly, wholesome, faithful fun.
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IN THE BOOKSTORE*
*We are a non-profit. All sales go towards supporting the Shrine! 

 
Archdiocesan Year of the Eucharist
We have a wide variety of books, devotionals and to help us grow in faith in and love for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Learn more about the Year of the Eucharist HERE.
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Indoor/Outdoor Statues
for Backyard Shrines and Sunroom Mary Gardens

While we await our next shipment of concrete outdoor statues, we can offer you a nice selection of lightweight, durable plastic statues in plaster white or granite stone finishes. They are an affordable option which is easily transportable and can be secured with a dowel or made heavy by filling with a cement mixture. They come in 24" and 32" sizes and are made in the USA.
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32" Our Lady of Grace statue in granite finish recently donated to the St. Louis Church Silent Auction.
 
Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints
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Prints by RL George Studio are in stock in two sizes: 8x10" or 12x16." Choose from Our Lady of Tihaljina, Holy Face of Christ, Holy Trinity, or Portrait of Christ (shown) as well as Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Forgiven. Richard L. George is a Catholic artist who earned a degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his wife Margaret run a family apostolate with their 8 children of evangelizing through beautiful art.

JULY NO-CLIP COUPON:

Summer Reading Special:
Buy 5 or More Books and Get

15% OFF
ALL of Them!

 
No coupon necessary. Valid on regularly priced, new, in-stock books only. All books must be purchased at same time for discount. Not valid on previously purchased books and discounted books. Some exclusions apply. Not valid on booklets, select liturgical publications. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.
Expires 07/31/2021

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The Year of St. Joseph coincided for a time with the emergence of the 17 year cicadas. Swarms of large but benign insects invaded every inch of property and showed little reverence for where they chose to rest. This photo seems to capture St. Joseph's forbearance and humility in having to share his special year with an insect! One year ago, we were celebrating Mass outside due to the pandemic. If Brood X had emerged last year instead of this year, we are not quite so certain outdoor Masses would have been that well attended. There is much to be thankful for!
Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine

3301 S. Rogers Ave

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-5066

http://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
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Monday-Friday: 12:00pm
1st Saturdays: 10:30 am
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Confessions Follow all Masses

Adoration Friday: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
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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.