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Welcome to Our Lady's Center Marian Shrine!

PLEASE NOTE: OLC CHAPEL UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS 5/28/24-8/16/24. BOOKSTORE WILL REMAIN OPEN REGULAR HOURS. Our 12 pm Masses are being held at the Church of the Resurrection EC Chapel (MAP). No Friday Exposition or Friday evening Masses during this time.  July & August First Saturday Masses will be at Resurrection Chapel (10:30 am). All regular devotions listed on calendar during renovation will be in OLC Conference Room. Confessions will also be at OLC (either the conference room, outside picnic tables or in cars in bad weather) unless the priest cannot stay. Call ahead to confirm. Thank you for your understanding! (updated 6/1)

Our Lady’s Center is a Marian shrine located in Ellicott City, MD. We we are a family apostolate founded in 1974 to bring people closer to Jesus through the love of His Mother Mary. We are faithful to the Magisterium and are registered under the Archdiocese of Baltimore as an oratory shrine and are completely self-funded. We offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, confessions and many devotions upstairs in Our Lady’s Chapel weekdays and on First Saturdays. We host many activities and events in our Conference room. The lovely Bookstore & Gift Shop features an extensive selection of excellent Catholic books, beautiful religious articles, and sacramentals that celebrate the Good, the True and the Beautiful. All proceeds go toward supporting the Center, along with generous private donations. Our Lady’s Center Marian Shrine is a place to connect with your broader Catholic community and find resources and support in your faith journey. Come by for Holy Mass, go to confession, and swing by the gift shop to catch up on Catholic news, learn something new about the faith, and make some new friends!  DIRECTIONS

Watch our welcome video below!


Read about it HERE and please help us fund the Chapel Beautification Project

6/21   Presentation by Jack Ames of Defend Life, 1:15 pm in OLC Conference Room
6/25   Project Linus Blanket Making, 1 pm
6/26   Children’s Storytime & Craft, 10:30 am
7/4     OLC Closed for Independence Day, No 12 pm Mass at Res. Chapel.
7/5     First Friday. 12 pm Mass at Res. Chapel then First Friday devotions at 1 pm at OLC.
7/6     First Saturday. 10:30 am Mass at Res. Chapel then First Saturday devotions at OLC. Also the Eucharist Group Study continues in the conference room at 1 pm
Reminder that during OLC Chapel Renovation, Noon Masses have moved to Resurrection Chapel* MAP
*Store will remain OPEN regular hours. All regular activities, devotions and confessions will continue to be at OLC except no Friday evening Masses and no Adoration on Fridays.

See calendar for full schedule and newsletter link below for more information.


Almost as soon as you make the turn, you’ll notice a sense of peace. Tucked away down a long wooded private lane and nestled between gurgling streams, we seem miles away from the nearby thriving businesses. Our quiet grounds are populated with deer, wild birds and an occasional blue heron. A rustic grotto houses a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Stations of the Cross line the bank of the meandering stream. But there is so much more than just natural beauty here…


Come by for Daily Mass, Confessions and Devotions in our lovely chapel on weekdays and First Saturdays. Then peruse our well-stocked Gift Shop featuring thousands of Catholic books, sacramentals and gift items. Enjoy our many Activities and Talks, catch up on news, and make new friends from parishes all over the area. Restrooms are available with a baby changing station. We are handicap-accessible with a ramp out back and a motorized chair lift to the Chapel. 


Visit us and discover a unique, vibrant place where you can connect with an extended community of the faithful, discover 2000 years of truth and tradition and bring home lovely, edifying religious art for your domestic church.

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