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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 Class
On Monday, January 16th, in honor of the MLK National Day of Service, the OLQP First Communion class delivered 100 pairs of new winter gloves filled with homemade packets of trail mix, to the homeless people of DC. The class also created flowers on a stick to give to seniors living in Nursing Homes, and birthday bags for children living in shelters. Good Job class of 2017! We look forward to welcoming you to the Table on May 6th.

Stephen Ministry
Are you facing a life crisis such as the loss of job, the death of a loved one, or a serious illness? Need someone to talk to? If so, we have trained Stephen Ministers who are here to help...to listen and walk with you through this difficult time. Please contact Joan Brown at 703-971-2975 or jmbrown2587@msn.com.

Young Adult Open House
Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? On Sunday, January 29th from 3-6 pm we will have a young adult "chili cook-off" open house in the Founders Room welcoming all young adults in the parish to stop by and get to know each other, as well as consider how they are participating/want to participate in our young adult community. E-mail Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org for more info and to get yourself on the e-mail distribution list.


Doing Justice

Right to Life

March for Life - January 27th
Please join and support the Right to Life Committee for the annual March for Life being held this year on Friday, January 27th. Activities begin at 11:45 am on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Please contact Julie Hanlon Bolton for information, juliehanlonbolton@yahoo.com or go to http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2017/rally-march-info/.

Petition on Climate Change
The Catholic Climate Covenant is collecting signatures on a petition to be delivered to Pres. Trump shortly after his inauguration on Friday. The petition will ask the President to answer the call of Pope Francis and demonstrate bold leadership in addressing the climate crisis, including honoring the Paris Agreement. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the petition and sign it online at catholicclimatecovenant.org/trumppetition.


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)