"I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me..." Matthew 25:35
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 parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Making an offering of our financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. We have a variety ways to make it easy for your to support our church.
BIG UPDATES TO PARISH WEBSITE
We have added a large amount of new content to the "Children and Family" portion of the OLQP website. Please see "Our Faith" tab, and scroll over "Faith Formation for Children & Families" to access this comprehensive new content!
On October 20, OLQP will host a Healing Circle for parish members who are seeking an opportunity towards healing the wounds of the sexual abuse scandal. In a professionally facilitated conversation, participants are invited to share their experiences of suffering, broken trust or struggles as well as expectations and needs for a continuing path of healing for themselves and our faith community. It is appropriate for all those harmed in any way, including victims/survivors and their family members. The Healing Circle will run from 8:30 am until 3-4 pm depending upon the number of participants. A light breakfast and a lunch are provided. There is room for 12 participants. To register by October 14, or for more information, please contact Bill Casey, at 703.568.3438 or B13909@comcast.net.
GET OUT THE VOTE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Religious Education and the Labor Team are teaming up to Get Out the Vote! We are looking for young people of all ages to volunteer to hand out nonpartisan voting reminders following all the Masses on November 3rd and 4th. If you can help, please contact Laura Bandini: HTLaura1@gmail.com
THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
We are still going to try and provide food for 400 families but our traditional food drive will be organized differently this year due to the lack of availability of Fr. Ray Hall for food storage and bag assembly. We are asking you, your family, or your group to adopt a family and provide the entire meal including a frozen turkey. We will provide you with a shopping kit (cloth bags and a grocery list), and we will have drop-off points with volunteers ready to receive your donations on 11/17-18. If you can help, look for the sign-up board in Father Ray Hall next weekend. Each line represents a commitment to provide a complete meal for one family, If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Sally Diaz-
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY
The brand new Young Adult Bible Study will be meeting every other Monday night from 7:30 to 9 pm beginning November 5th. Any and all interested young adults are welcome and invited to join! Materials fee: $16 (scholarship available). If interested in joining, please contact Allison Lashley: Lashley.firstname.lastname@example.org
GABRIEL PROJECT - DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are especially in need of boys' clothing ages 3-12 months. As always, we need diapers (right now we're short on sizes 3 and 4), baby shampoo, wet wipes, clothing and furniture
items. Though we are open on Wednesday mornings for our friends who come to the food pantry, we are available to help any woman with a baby up to 12 months. We invite any person to volunteer as an "angel", someone who forms a bond with a new mother and helps her through the first year. The diocese offers training and support. For more details email Chrissi (email@example.com), Rosie(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marti (email@example.com).
Mark your calendars: Our annual series of adult education that honors Fr. Ed Kelly will begin on Friday, September 7, at 7:30 pm in the Founders Room. Three Friday sessions are planned:
* September 7: Spirituality and Prayer from the Perspective of Women (Dolores Leckey)
* October 5: Non-violence and the Role Women Have Taken (Marie Dennis)
* November 2: How Women Are Affected By Forced Migration (Katheryn Kuennen)
Sunday 10/21 - OLQP Immigration Team meeting - 4:15 pm - Founders Room
Wednesday 10/24 - Pax Christi Film Series: "Summer in the Forest" - 7 pm - Ministry Center
Sunday 10/28 - Young Adult Potluck - 7:15 pm - Founders Room
Monday 10/29 - Integrity of Creation Team meeting - 7-9 pm - Ministry Center
Our Lady Queen of Peace
2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:15am,
6:00pm (Young Adult Mass)