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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.


Fr Washington and parishioners

OLQP Renovation Updated
Click here for an update on the state of the project to renovate our parish facilities.

OLQP 2017 Black History Month Program
Join us on Sat., February 18 at 6:30 pm in the Ministry Center Founders Room. Featured Speaker: Sia Barbara Kamara, Chair, West African Ministry Faith United Church of Christ, Wash. D.C. with introduction by Dr. Robert Efimba. The theme is "The Crisis in Black Education" focusing on education in Liberia and the Diaspora. A reception follows the program.

Young Adult Potluck
Join us next Sunday after the 6 pm Mass in the Founders Room (Feb 26, 7:15 pm) for this month's young adult potluck. Our theme: "Mardi Gras". Feel free to bring your favorite Mardi Gras food or drink! All young adults welcome. The Founders Room will be open and available before Mass if anybody needs to keep their items refrigerated, heated, or plugged in before the potluck.

OLQP Pilgrimage
In honor of the Centennial celebration of Our Lady of Fatima, OLQP is offering a wonderful travel opportunity: A Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona from November 12-21, 2017. If you are interested and want to learn more about cost and logistics, please contact Fr. Brandon: bnguyen@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice

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By using Just$ Giant, Safeway and Shoppers grocery cards for your weekly shopping, you are helping orphaned and vulnerable children in Mweiga, Kenya. Cards are sold after most Masses in the back of the church.

Labor & Football Safety
Join us for a screening of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith, followed by an intergenerational discussion of labor protections, corporate greed, our moral responsibilities as football fans, and how we can protect our young people who play football. Rev. Thomas of the AFT will moderate the discussion. The event will be Sunday, March 5th in the Founders Room, starting at 2:30 pm. It is co-sponsored by the Labor Team & Parish Teens & Young Adults. For questions, please email Laura at htlaura1@gmail.com.

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.


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)