"I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me..." Matthew 25:35
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 parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Making an offering of our financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. We have a variety ways to make it easy for your to support our church.
BIG UPDATES TO PARISH WEBSITE
We have added a large amount of new content to the "Children and Family" portion of the OLQP website. Please see "Our Faith" tab, and scroll over "Faith Formation for Children & Families" to access this comprehensive new content!
Catholic Foundations, for grades PK-6th, and Family Mass will begin again for the year on Saturday, October 13, with classes running from 2:30-4:00 pm, and Family Mass to follow from 4:00-5:00 pm. Parents can take part in an adult-friendly, on-theme discussion with Fr. Tim in the Church (or Hall) while kids' classes are in session. Please register for Foundations classes under the "Children and Family" tab on the OLQP website, or pick up a Faith Formation registration form in the back of the church, and turn it into Theresa Palmisano. After October, all Foundations classes and Family Masses will take place on the first Saturday of the month, same time, same place! Finally, to celebrate the start to the new year of Faith Formation, we'll be hosting a Welcome Back Potluck for all families directly following the first Family Mass on October 13! Please bring a favorite side dish, and we'll provide the main dish!
Please email Director of Faith Formation, Theresa Palmisano with any questions (email@example.com).
On October 20, OLQP will host a Healing Circle for parish members who are seeking an opportunity towards healing the wounds of the sexual abuse scandal. In a professionally facilitated conversation, participants are invited to share their experiences of suffering, broken trust or struggles as well as expectations and needs for a continuing path of healing for themselves and our faith community. It is appropriate for all those harmed in any way, including victims/survivors and their family members. The Healing Circle will run from 8:30 am until 3-4 pm depending upon the number of participants. A light breakfast and a lunch are provided. There is room for 12 participants. To register by October 14, or for more information, please contact Bill Casey, at 703.568.3438 or B13909@comcast.net.
FOOD COLLECTION WEEKEND - OCTOBER 13-14
Help stock our Food Pantry. Please pick up a grocery bag and/or a list to fill and return next weekend. Please bring any (or all!) of the following: Instant Yellow Corn Tortilla flour (NOT cornmeal), 48 oz. Canola or Corn Oil, Cereal, Canned Tuna, and Canned Fruit and Pasta Sauce, Canned Vegetables, Rice, Dried Beans, and Macaroni and Cheese. Also, please donate your clean plastic grocery bags to the OLQP food pantry. Volunteers use them to package bulk produce. Thank you for your donations!
CARPENTER SHELTER DINNER - OCTOBER 18
Still needed for this month: 2 meatloaf for 8; 1 vegetarian entree for 6-8; 3 Salads (1 bag lettuce, cucumber, tomato); 1 order of 8 baked potatoes; 2 servers. In lieu of regular signup board, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can contribute one of the above. Bring donation to Parish Office Kitchen in advance, or deliver to Fr. Ray Hall between 4 and 4:45 on Oct 18. Thank you!
GABRIEL PROJECT - DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are especially in need of boys' clothing ages 3-12 months. As always, we need diapers (right now we're short on sizes 3 and 4), baby shampoo, wet wipes, clothing and furniture
items. Though we are open on Wednesday mornings for our friends who come to the food pantry, we are available to help any woman with a baby up to 12 months. We invite any person to volunteer as an "angel", someone who forms a bond with a new mother and helps her through the first year. The diocese offers training and support. For more details email Chrissi (email@example.com), Rosie(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marti (email@example.com).
Mark your calendars: Our annual series of adult education that honors Fr. Ed Kelly will begin on Friday, September 7, at 7:30 pm in the Founders Room. Three Friday sessions are planned:
* September 7: Spirituality and Prayer from the Perspective of Women (Dolores Leckey)
* October 5: Non-violence and the Role Women Have Taken (Marie Dennis)
* November 2: How Women Are Affected By Forced Migration (Katheryn Kuennen)
Sunday 10/14 - Teen Night - 7:15 pm at
1915 S. Edgewood St. (Use back steps off OLQP parking lot, next to the rectory.) We’ll be baking and eating Halloween and fall treats.
Sunday 10/21 - OLQP Immigration Team meeting - 4:15 pm - Founders Room
Our Lady Queen of Peace
2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:15am,
6:00pm (Young Adult Mass)