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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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OLQP Annual Parish Picnic
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-filled 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

Religious Education BBQ and Family Mass
Religious Education will kick off the year with a family gathering at 4 pm, Saturday, September 27th. Family Mass will be followed by a quick parents' meeting to pass along calendars and our new program materials. The event will feature children's activities, food and a fun time for all. Stay tuned to the bulletin for upcoming details.

Volunteer Catechists Needed
Confirmation Team: Catechists volunteer two weeks of their time, leading students through planned and prepared lessons and activities to help prepare them for the Sacrament. Commitment equals two consecutive summer weeks (calendared around your availability) from 4:00-8:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
First Communion Team: Volunteers are needed to serve as teachers in our First Communion class. Our Classes meet 6 times during the year for 2 hour time blocks, between November and May. Lessons, materials, and training will be provided. For more details or to volunteer contact Katie, kremedios@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice

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OLQP Goat Project
Last year, Our Lady Queen of Peace helped the Brothers of St. Joseph HIV/AIDS Self-Help Group in Mweiga, Kenya, establish a breeding herd of dairy goats. Check out the photos of the goats OLQP helped to buy...

Matt 25 - Donation Hiatus
Due to the renovations and re-organization in the Ministry Center, Matt 25 will NOT be accepting donations until September 15. We will be accepting fall and winter clothing donations, as well as small household items and linens, after that date.

OLQP Labor and Income Inequality Ministry Team
Have you heard about the new OLQP Labor & Income Inequality Ministry Team? In June, we brought Walmart worker activists to speak at the parish and then joined them at a labor action in DC. Our work on that issue continues. We will promote a local town hall about Walmart and income inequality. And we have many more exciting events in the pipeline, including an Interfaith Worker Justice wage theft presentation at the parish, and a presentation about how we can support restaurant workers (1/4 of whom are food insecure) as consumers and activists. Email Laura at htlaura1@gmail.com to stand with low wage workers and join this exciting new team!

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.


Our Lady Queen of Peace

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