WEATHER ALERT: Following our inclement weather policy (which follows Arlington Public Schools for evening programs) all evening activities are cancelled this evening Monday, Jan 26th.

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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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First Communion Workshop
All English speaking families are asked to attend the Workshop scheduled on Wednesday, 1/28, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Namaste Spirituality Group
is hosting a 4 week pre-Lenten workshop featuring This I Believe on Tuesday evenings (27 Jan – 17 Feb). This I Believe engages people in writing and sharing short essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. The project is based on a 1950s radio series hosted by Edward R. Murrow and now has over 125,000 of essays archived. http:// We meet on Tuesday’s at 7 pm in the Ministry Center Peace Room (lower level). For more information, contact Joan Grey; 571-318-9713.

Youth/Young Adult Minister Wanted
OLQP is seeking an energetic Youth and Young Adult Minister. Responsibilities include curriculum development, program management, short- and long-range planning, facilitating youth group events and activities, fostering mission opportunities and retreats, and training and working with volunteers. We are seeking someone who has the ability to work with a culturally and geographically diverse group, is fluent in both English and Spanish, has formal training in Youth Ministry, can actively participate in all youth activities and parish worship at the 6 pm Youth Adult Mass, and has excellent communication and good computer skills. A minimum of a BA in a relevant field such as catechesis, pastoral ministry, or theology is required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to the Youth and Young Adult Minister Search Committee at


Doing Justice

Right to Life

New Ministry Forming: The Book Shelf Ministry
OLQP encourages families, friends, ministries and circles to adopt a mailbox which will be posted outside of a facility that serves or houses children in need. The decorative mailboxes will be stocked with children's books, with the intention of making reading material available at any time. Volunteers are asked to check their adopted box periodically and stock with additional books as needed (books will be collected from the community and stored in a central location for volunteer pick up). The first mailbox will be placed outside of Fr. Ray Hall to serve the children visiting our Food Pantry. Others will be placed at similar locations around Arlington and Alexandria. Please contact Katie with interest and for further instructions.

Gabriel Project
Help us as we serve women who have chosen life. We can use baby shampoo, strollers, baby clothes (esp. girls) in sizes 6-9-12 months, diapers sizes 2,3,4 and small gift bags. Blankets are especially welcome. Many thanks to all who are so generous. If you have large items please contact us as our space is limited. Contact Shari:, 703-323-9367.

Winter Clothing Drive for Migrant Families
Migrant families from Central America are still arriving daily at the Catholic Charities respite center in McAllen, TX. Many are relocating to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and are in need of winter clothing. Please bring any gently used coats, jackets, scarves and gloves for women and children to Fr. Ray Hall (stage) between January 17 and January 31. Items will be sent to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley for distribution at their Sacred Heart respite center in McAllen, TX. Contact Kristan Schlichte at Catholic Charities USA for further information. 703-236-6240.


Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)