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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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First Communion and Confirmation Registration
First Communion Registration will be on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm and Confirmation Registration will be on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 pm. Because we anticipate very large classes this year and have limited parish resources, participation is only open to families actively worshipping at OLQP, and enrolled in our Religious Education program. For more information contact Katie: Kremedios@olqpva.org

OLQP Picture Directory Is In
If you had your picture taken last year for the new picture directory you are entitled to receive a free directory. We will be distributing the free directories this weekend (8/20-21) after each of the weekend Masses. Follow the signs around the east side of the church to the parish office. For those who did not have their picture taken, we expect to have a limited number of directories for sale ($5). More information to come in September.

Special Labor Day Mass and Lunch
Join the Labor Team at noon on Labor Day, September 5th, for Mass and lunch. Email Laura Bandini at htlaura1@gmail.com with questions.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The RCIA is a process of formation for those seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. It is open to all, especially those interested in exploring the Catholic faith and those already baptized but not a member of the Catholic tradition or confirmed. A new group is forming, and meetings will begin in September. We are also seeking members of our community to sponsor and support our candidates during the RCIA process. For additional information about becoming an inquirer or serving as a companion or sponsor, please contact Alice and Kevin Curtin: 703-461-3082, acurtin947@aol.com

OLQP Parish Picnic - October 9th
This year the annual parish picnic will be on Sunday, October 9th at Barcroft Park from 1-5 pm . Details will be coming soon. There will be a special Mass schedule on picnic Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 am, 12 noon bilingual and 6 pm. (The 11:15 am Mass and 1 pm Mass in Spanish will be cancelled on 10/9.)


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World Day of Prayer for Creation
On September 1, 7 pm, The Integrity of Creation team is hosting a prayer service for our community in response to Pope Francis' call for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. All are welcome to join us in the Children's Chapel (basement of the parish office).

Support the Gabriel Project
If you know someone struggling with a pregnancy for any reason, please contact us. Currently, because of your generosity, we are able to assist women who come to the parish food pantry on Wednesday mornings. Our supply of diapers is good at the moment, but we are always looking for full size cribs and small size porta-cribs, and regular size or umbrella strollers. Can you help? Please contact us and we can arrange pick-up. Wipes and baby shampoo are also in demand. Thank you for caring for moms and babies. Shari Zammara, shari.zamarra@gmail.com 703-323-9367.

Second Prayer Service for Peace, Reconciliation and Racial Healing
OLQP will be holding a second prayer service on Friday, September 9th from 7-8:00 p.m. followed by silent prayer from 8-9 p.m. in the church. This is being held on the Feast of St. Peter Claver and the National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. For more info, contact Cecilia Braveboy, jisaac3@verizon,net.


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)