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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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Palm Sunday - April 9
Saturday Vigil Mass (4/8) at 5:30pm, and Sunday (4/9) at 8am, 9:45am, 12pm, 2pm (Spanish/Español), and 6 pm.

Eucharistic Ministers Needed
This Lenten season make a commitment to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Those interested in volunteering for this ministry of care and service by distributing the Eucharist at Mass should contact Keren Charles,kerencc@gmail.com, to sign up for a two-hour diocesan training/orientation. Training is mandatory and scheduled locally on Saturday, April 22, 10-12 noon at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington. Alternative dates available at other locations.

Ushers/Greeters Needed
Ushers are needed at all the Masses. Please consider joining the team and serve your community while you attend Mass. You will need to attend the brief training session in the Church on Saturday, March 25 at 11am. Experienced Usher/Greeters are required to attend as well. If you have questions contact Ginny Franco: vfranco1@verizon.net or 703-751-7110.

Catholic Foundations
The last Catholic Foundations class for the school year will take place on Saturday, April 1. Join us in the Church from 2:30-3:30 as we pray the Stations of the Cross. This service was designed to expose our children to the Easter story. Parishioners of all ages are welcome. A 4:00 pm Family Mass will follow.

Annual Retreat
Join men and women of OLQP at Loyola on the Potomac, a Jesuit Retreat House in Faulkner, MD for a retreat based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. It is conducted in silence and includes generous amounts of time for prayer, personal reflection and the cultivation of a deeper relationship with God. Dates: Friday, 21 April to Sunday after lunch, 23 April. Weekend fee: $235 ($185 for first time retreatants and/or young adults up to age 30). A deposit of $115 is required. Contact Thea Barron, theabarron@yahoo.com, 703-354-0580, and for more information or to reserve online: www.loyolaonthepotomac.com.


Doing Justice

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CRS Rice Bowls
Our parish will join with over 14,000 communities across the United States in the Lenten journey with the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls. Bowls are available at all Masses this weekend and throughout Lent. Twenty-five percent of Rice Bowl funds collected stay in the Arlington Diocese and grants are given to projects that assist people who are hungry, including OLQP's Food Pantry. Your Lenten sacrifices change lives

Stone Soup Suppers
Every Friday during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1st), we will have a special evening. We will begin with Mass in the Church at 6 pm, move to the Ministry Center and at 6:45 enjoy a soup supper prepared by a different parish ministry each week. At 7:15, there will be a presentation or a film showing followed by table discussion. Our theme this year is "Building Bridges". Plan to join us. NOTE: There will be no 12 noon Mass on Fridays during Lent.

Isidore's Garden
We will break ground for the 2017 growing season. The team tends the vegetable beds on Edgewood Street and harvests them for the Wednesday Food Pantry distribution. We will meet in the garden at 11 am on April 1 to get the beds going for an hour or two, and then plant vegetables and flowers in early May. Time commitment is about 3 to 4 hours a week for the weeks you select. Each gardener works about 2 weeks over the period June- October. Please contact Brian Kane at bpkane@comcast.net

Matt 25 Thrift Store
For as little as 2 hours a month, you could make an important contribution to the Matt 25 thrift store ministry. We need volunteers during store hours: 9-12 Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and 12-3 on Thursdays. For more information, please contact one of the coordinators: Maureen McGinnis (maureen.c.lucas@gmail.com) or Anne Marie Chester (achester@strategicencouragement.com)


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)