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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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Religious Education Registration Meetings
First Communion:
* Sunday, October 5th -- Spanish speaking registration meeting, 2:45 pm
* Wednesday, October 8th -- English speaking registration meeting, 7:00 pm
Child must be in 2nd grade or older, and a worshipping member of OLQP.

* Wednesday, October 15th, 7:00 pm
Student must be in 7th grade or older, and a worshipping member of OLQP.

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.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is a gradual process of formation leading to the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church. The process is open to all -- those interested in exploring or being baptized in the Catholic faith and those already baptized, either in the Catholic church or another Christian tradition, but not confirmed. For additional information, please contact Alice or Kevin Curtin, 703-461-3082 or acurtin947@aol.com.

Parish Advisory Board
This is a call for nominations to the Parish Advisory Board. Parish Advisory Board members commit to attend bimonthly meetings (currently meeting 2nd Thursday of the month), serve on committees as needed, and listen to and present parishioners' views and perspectives. Six seats are up for election, each for a two-year term. Nomination slips are now available in the sanctuary. The nomination period closes Sunday, October 12. Each candidate is asked to provide a brief biography (100-150 words) and picture for the "meet the candidates" insert that will be in the October 25-26 bulletin. The election will be held the weekend of November 1-2. Please contact Emma Grayeb with any questions: emma_grayeb@yahoo.com, 703-476-1978.


Doing Justice

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Paper Products Drive
OLQP will participate in Catholic Charities' Fall Harvest by collecting paper products (toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, etc.) for food pantries throughout the diocese. Paper products cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps), making this a great need for low-income people. Save your donations and bring them on Sept. 28 or 29.

Fr. Ed Kelly Lecture Series
This year, the Fr. Ed Kelly Lecture Series will focus on the Integrity of Creation and environmental issues. Please join us on October 3 and 24, and November 14 at 7:15 p.m. for more information on this very timely topic. See program for details.

Mini-Walk for the Homeless
OLQP will hold its 3rd Annual Mini-Walk to Help the Homeless on Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm. We are organizing a team to serve soup, guide the walkers, and register participants. Any teen or adult is welcome to help out. Contact Mike Sheehan for details: msheehan@olqpva.org, 703 979-5580.

Living Wage Campaign Presentation
Come to the Founders Room on October 12th after the 6 pm Mass (7:15 pm) to learn from a Restaurant Opportunities Center restaurant server about the unlivable $2.13 federal minimum wage for tipped workers. The gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage theft prevalent in the restaurant industry will also be discussed. The presentation will include what steps we can take to join the campaign in DC to eliminate the separate tipped worker minimum wage and establish a living wage. If you have questions or are interested in joining the exciting new parish Labor & Income Inequality Ministry, please email Laura: htlaura1@gmail.com.


Our Lady Queen of Peace

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