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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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Advent/Christmas Services Schedule
Please check the Mass Schedules page for Mass times this holiday season and note that there will be a special Avent Reconciliation Service on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Memorial Flowers
We invite you to remember a deceased loved one with a Christmas Flower Memorial. Memorials will be published in the Sunday bulletin on the weekend of December 24-25. Please complete the form in the bulletin, make your donation payable to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church (donation amount is at your discretion) and send to the parish office (attention Christina) or drop in the collection basket by Sunday, December 18th. Please be sure to meet the deadline of 12/18!

Teen Nights
Come and participate in our Teen Nights that happen Sunday nights after the 6:00 pm mass. We play games, do service work, share our stories, pray, eat, watch movies, and support one another. Volunteers are needed to help with hospitality, particularly in greeting and interacting with the teens, helping teen leaders facilitate the evening of activities, small groups, and reflections. E-mail Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org for more info and to get yourself on the e-mail list about future activities.

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

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The Giving Tree
We invite you to support the parish in providing lunch to the Shirlington Day Laborers through the Brown Bag Lunch Program. Please take a 'brown bag angel' ornament from the basket under the giving tree, place your donation inside the ornament and hang it on the tree. The tree will be in the sanctuary throughout the Christmas season. Through your generosity, we are able to provide lunch once a week to 50 laborers. For information on Shirlington Day Laborers please visit: www.seecjobs.org.

Shoebox Weekend: December 10-11
Once again, OLQP is collecting shoebox gifts to be distributed by ASPAN, SEEC, and our own food pantry. Please fill shoeboxes with personal items such as socks, mittens or gloves, flashlight, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail clippers, soap, shampoo, lotion, lip balm, gum and candy. We will also add a handknit scarf and more scarves are still needed to meet this year's demand. Bring your gift to any Mass on December 10-11. We will also need volunteers to help wrap any unwrapped shoeboxes in the Founders' Room, 11:00 am -9:00 pm, on Sunday, December 11. For more information, contact Ann Felker, gr8est9@gmail.com.

Food Collection: December 10-11
Please pick up a grocery bag and/or a list to fill and return next weekend. Consider bringing any of the following: Instant Yellow Corn Tortilla flour, 24 oz. Canola or Corn Oil, Cereal, Canned Tuna, Canned Fruit, Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Canned Vegetables, Rice, Dried Beans, and Macaroni and Cheese. Thank you for your donations!

Carpenter's Shelter Supper
This month's meal, to be served on Thursday December 15th, is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggie, salad and holiday cookies. Sign-up sheets are in the back of church. Please bring your food before 4:45 pm on Thursday 12/15 to the Founders Room and place in refrigerator or freezer. Contact mary.resnick@gmail.com with questions.


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)