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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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25th Annual OLQP/UJAMAA Scholarship Program
Join us Saturday, June 24, 9:30 AM for prayer, song, scholarships, and community service awards with speaker Deacon Al Douglas Turner of St. Joseph Church, Largo, Maryland. A brunch reception will immediately follow the program. For more information contact: Veronica Dabney:703-698-8290 or vdabney@cox.net

Young Adult Faith Sharing
Join us for a summer 6-pack! We'll meet Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks from 6:45-8 pm in the Parish Office Discussion Room beginning July 12th. We will focus on the upcoming Sunday's readings to help us enhance our experience of the Mass. All young adults are welcome! If you'd like to join or have any questions, contact Alison Vaux-Bjerke, atvaux@gmail.com.

Minkisi Activities
The Minkisi ministry invites you to their monthly scripture prayer and reflection, Mon., July 3, 7:15 pm, in Parish Discussion Room/Parish Office. After the Rosary for Peace, Jackie Smith will lead the meditation on Colossians 3:16, 17. Save the date - Nov. 11, 9-3:00, for the annual mini-retreat, "My Soul Does Magnify the Lord". For more information, contact Cecilia Braveboy, jisaac3@verizon.net or 703-979-5389

Senior Series
OLQP would like to offer a discussion group to address senior issues. Possible topics would cover care support, advocacy and technology concerns. If you would like to help volunteer for this group, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. For our first meeting we would like to cover the topic of funeral planning. If this is of interest to you, have information to share, or want to volunteer please contact Dorothy Stevens, 703-867-0775 or dstevens2004@yahoo.com.

OLQP Annual Parish Picnic
The annual picnic will be on Sunday, September 10, 1-5 pm at Barcroft Park. Details to come. Special Mass schedule on Picnic Sunday -- a combined 12 noon bilingual Mass will take the place of the 11:15 am and 1 pm Masses.


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OLQP Backpack and School Supplies Drive
Donations of backpacks and school supplies continue to be needed and accepted. Place your donations in the blue bins in the parking lot, marked "Backpack Drive". We hope to provide filled backpacks to 200 children this year. Thank you for your donations.

Panasonic to help Medor
Panasonic has notified the Haiti Committee that the company will donate 30 solar lanterns to St. Joseph parish! This is part of their 100,000 Solar Lanterns Project. The lanterns will be brought to Medor by an OLQP group traveling there in October and will be used in the two clinics, the church, the convent, the rectory, the primary school and secondary school, the three chapel schools and the student dormitory. Pere Luckson and the Parish Council are thrilled with Panasonic's gift of light!

Just$ grocery cards are available after masses for your weekly grocery shopping. The net proceeds help support our Food Pantry and orphaned and vulnerable children in Mweiga, Kenya.

Bread Delivery Help Needed
The OLQP Food Pantry is the recipient of bread donations from the non-profit Bread for Our Brothers. We are in need of a regular monthly volunteer to pick up the bread from the Knights of Columbus Hall on Rte. 1 in Alexandria. Our need is for the first Tuesday of each month and the bread can be picked up anytime between 10:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Please contact Michelle Knight, mknight@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)