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Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church is dedicated to witnessing the teachings of Jesus Christ, especially the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 25:31-46. Our mission is to nurture the spirit and to encourage the potential of those we serve through liturgical celebration, educational endeavors and social justice ministries. The parish will continue to identify with its origin as a Black Catholic parish. As a diverse and multi-ethnic congregation we will seek to promote racial harmony and social justice. While our primary focus is within the immediate community, we will also work to provide for the well-being of the marginalized everywhere. In this we strive for our parish community to be a caring, sharing, and loving family.


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JUSTFAITH 2014/2015
Are you longing to reconnect with your faith and a small community? JustFaith is a four-phase program that uses books, videos, prayer, and conversations about the most difficult topics of the day, face-to-face encounters with the poor, and an exploration of what the Catholic tradition says about addressing injustice in our world. To learn more, come to an Information Session Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Founders’ Room. Contact: Michelle Knight, 703-979-5580.

Save the Date!
Sunday, September 7, 1-5 pm

Special Mass Schedule on Picnic Sunday:
8 am, 9:30 am, 12 noon (bilingual) & 6 pm

Plan to join us for this fun-fill day of games, fellowship and great food! If you would like to volunteer or be on the planning committee, please contact
Bernadette Lozano: 571-269-2280

Online Parish Registration
If you are new to Our Lady Queen of Peace and want to register as a member of our parish, or if you need to update your registration (change of address or phone number, marital status, a new member in your household, etc...), you can now do so online. Click here for the registration form (ficha de inscripción parroquial en español).

Religious Education Registration / Family Circle Trainings

New families interested in participating in the OLQP Religious Education program are asked to register now. Registration forms are located in the back of the Church and on the parish website: www.olqpva.org. Our Religious Education program requires all new families to attend a 45 minute introductory session (“Family Circle Training”). Family Circle training sessions have been scheduled for Sunday, July 20 and August 3rd at 10:45 in the Ministry Center. Please contact Katie Remedios with questions and to let her know which date you will attend.

OLQP Youth Ministry

The OLQP Youth Ministry has published its Summer 2014 schedule. Download it here.


Doing Justice

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How You Can Help
Learn how you can become a foster parent to an unaccompanied refugee or immigrant minor! The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) is the largest refugee resettlement agency in the world. The USCCB’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) care programs (run by Catholic Charities) are separate from domestic foster care programs in that they have been developed by agencies with expertise in working with foreign-born children. Foster families are oriented towards the particular needs of refugee and immigrant children. More information is available on the USCCB website or call Children's Services, 202-541-3081 for more information.

Gabriel Project
We strive to bring Good News to pregnant women as the angel Gabriel did to Mary. Currently, we need new or gently used baby clothes sizes 6-12 months. We always need wipes (in smaller packages), diapers (size 2, 3 or 4) and baby shampoo. Can you help? Bring to the office marked Gabriel.

Food Pantry - Help Needed
>We need help bagging the groceries for the OLQP Food Pantry. Please join us on Mondays at 10 a.m. in Fr. Ray Hall to sort and bag groceries. All ages welcome! End time is by noon, earlier if we have more help! For more info or to volunteer, contact Michelle Knight at mknight@olqpva.org.

Back-to-School Supplies Drive
As in years past, we are sponsoring a back-to-school clothing, school supplies and backpack drive for area children. Donations of new and gently used children's clothing and shoes, school supplies, as well as new or used backpacks would be appreciated. Socks, underwear, and jackets are especially needed. Please leave donations in the blue bin behind Father Ray Hall or deliver to the Founders Room on the day of the Drive: August 2 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.pat-vinkenes@yahoo.com.


Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax