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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 - September 10
Special Mass schedule on Picnic Sunday -- a combined 12 noon bilingual Mass takes the place of 11:15 and 1 pm Masses so everyone can enjoy the picnic. Join us for delicious barbecue, fellowship and lots of fun from 1-5 p.m. in Barcroft Park. Watch for the volunteer sign up sheet at the back of church in the coming weeks. Plan to bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. Questions, please email Bernadette, OLQP's Picnic Committee Chair: valdezbvd@yahoo.com.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is a gradual process of formation for those seeking a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of the Catholic faith. Whether you are just beginning your faith journey, are already baptized in another Christian tradition and want to explore Catholicism, or are seeking sacramental preparation, RCIA is the pathway. The journey begins with a "no-strings" inquiry session on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 pm in Founders Room. Join us! For information, contact Kevin and Alice Curtin at acurtin947@aol.com or 703-461-3082.

Theology on Tap - August 24
Join fellow parishioners at 7 p.m. for a lively and interesting discussion of topics related to our faith in a relaxed setting at Lost Dog Café (2920 Columbia Pike, Arlington).


Doing Justice

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Evening Help for the Food Pantry
Are you available on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM? The OLQP Food Pantry needs additional volunteers to help package produce. Choose to come weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or occasionally. Contact Alejandra: aleg465@gmail.com

Safeway cards are again available. Your use of Just$ Giant, Safeway or Shoppers cards for your grocery shopping, to give as gifts or to donate (e.g., to the Food Pantry) helps people in need. OLQP earns about 5% of the value of the card you purchase, which is shared between the Food Pantry and orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya.


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)