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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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Family Mass and Faith Formation
Saturday, November 4th at 3:00 pm, followed by a Family Mass beginning at 4:00 pm. There will also be a faith formation session for parents with Fr. Tim during the Foundations class from 3:00-4:00pm.

Theology on Tap
On Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 pm, join fellow parishioners for a lively and interesting discussion of topics related to our faith in a relaxed setting at Lost Dog Café (2920 Columbia Pike, Arlington).

OLQP Haunted House: October 28
We are gearing up for our 3rd Annual OLQP Haunted House from 7-9 p.m. on October 28. Volunteers are needed to: help collect and drop off refreshments, carved pumpkins, and creepy stuff to OLQP. Or be an actor or keeper of the peace during the Haunted House. E-mail Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org for details.

Retreat for Married Couples - Nov. 10-12,2017
Plans are moving along for the retreat and we are nearing capacity. Come away for a weekend as we encourage each other to live our sacrament. Please contact us if you are interested: Shari shari.zamarra@gmail.com 703-323-9367 or Bill blarme@msn.com 703-642-6164.

Minkisi Ministry
Our next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 6, 7:15 pm, in the Parish Discussion Room/Parish Office. After the Rosary for Racial Healing, Kay Sempel will lead the meditation on (Tobit 4:19). Also, reserve your space by Nov. 3, for the annual mini-retreat w/ Therese Wilson Favors, "My Soul Does Magnify the Lord!" Sat., Nov. 11, 9-3. For info., contact Cecilia Braveboy, jisaac3@verizon.net or phone 703-979-5389.


Doing Justice

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40 Days for Life
September 27 through November 5, you're invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You're also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the Alexandria Womens' Health Clinic at 101 S. Whiting Street. Sign up to pray at the 40 Days for Life web site or contact Julie 508-360-1082, juliehanlonbolton@yahoo.com

Ed Talk: October 20
Where Justice and Mercy Meet: our Catholic Call to Work to End the Death Penalty. Our Speakers Emma Thacke and Krisanne Vailancourt Murphy are from the Catholic Mobilizing Network, whose mission is to proclaim the Church's pro-life teaching and prepare Catholics for informed involvement in the public debate to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. The talk will be Friday, Oct. 20th, 7 pm in the Founders Room.

Thanksgiving Food Collection
OLQP will once again provide hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to those in need. We need donations of food: canned vegetables, gravy (jar or can), boxed stuffing mix, canned pumpkin or fruit pie filling, canned cranberries, boxed mashed potatoes, 10-15 lb. turkeys. Please wait until November 20 to drop off your turkeys. We also need volunteers to register the families on Thursday, November 2 from 9 to 1, to organize donations on Saturday, November 18 from 11 to 1, and to distribute the donated food on Monday, November 20. To volunteer, please contact Sally Diaz-Wells: sdiazwells@olqpva.org.


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)