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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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Confirmation Class Registration
All current seventh graders are invited to be a part of this new school year's Confirmation class. We also welcome any older teens up to 18 years of age who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation to inquire about this year's class. Two information/registration meetings are scheduled for parents on Tuesdays October 10th and 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the Founders Room. Please bring a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. Contact Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org for more information.

Young Adult Praise and Worship
Our 6 p.m. Young Adult Choir will lead a Praise & Worship night on Thursday, September 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Family Circles
OLQP Families - it's time to plan your faith formation calendar or family lesson routine for the year. The Religious Education Lending Library has been reorganized and restocked with materials and resources for your home or group based lessons. It's located on the 2nd floor of the Ministry Center. Materials can be signed out for a period of 2 weeks. If personal help is needed to design a lesson, create a routine, or explore a resource, please contact Katie (Kremedios@olqpva.org).

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is a gradual process of formation for those seeking a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of the Catholic faith. Whether you are just beginning your faith journey, are already baptized in another Christian tradition and want to explore Catholicism, or are seeking sacramental preparation, RCIA is the pathway. The journey begins with a "no-strings" inquiry session on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 pm in Founders Room. Join us! For information, contact Kevin and Alice Curtin at acurtin947@aol.com or 703-461-3082.


Doing Justice

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Carpenter's Shelter Supper - September 21st
Dinner this month is Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread and Broccoli. Please sign up in the back of church. Food can be delivered to the parish office kitchen prior to Thursday afternoon, 9/21, marked for Carpenter's Shelter. If between 4 pm and 4:45 on that Thursday, bring your food to the Founders Room. Thank you! If you have questions, email mary.resnick@gmail.com

ED Talk
The first "ED Talk" will take place on Friday, September 15 at 7 pm in the Founders Room. Come and hear Rev. James Atwood, PCUSA (ret.), share his insights on the faith community's response to gun violence. Dr. Atwood has published two books on the subject and is a nationally recognized expert on this subject. He serves on the boards of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and has been a hunter for over 50 years.

Child Care Volunteers Wanted
OLQP provides child care during the Wednesday Morning Food Pantry from 9:30 - 11:30 am to care for the children of food pantry clients while their parents pick up their groceries. Volunteers are needed to help supervise and play with the children. If you can help, please contact Ann Felker, gr8est9@gmail.com.

Safeway cards are again available. Your use of Just$ Giant, Safeway or Shoppers cards for your grocery shopping, to give as gifts or to donate (e.g., to the Food Pantry) helps people in need. OLQP earns about 5% of the value of the card you purchase, which is shared between the Food Pantry and orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya.


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)