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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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Religious Education Registration
Registration is open for the 2016-2017 Religious Education programs. Catholic Foundation Classes will be offered for all grade levels, PK-12, and adults too. Classes take place on the first Saturday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm, October-May. Registration forms are located in the back of the church and are available as a downloadable PDF here. Please complete both sides and place in the designated box. New and returning families are asked to submit their registration by July 1. There will be an information meeting about the Religious Education program on Sunday, June 26, at 10:45 am in classroom 2 on the 2nd floor of the Ministry Center.

11:15 AM Mass Coordinators Wanted
We are in need of additional coordinators to assist with the arrangements at the 11:15 am Mass. Mass Coordinators help to oversee that our liturgies are celebrated smoothly, by ensuring that liturgical ministers fulfill their Mass preparation responsibilities. It requires arriving about 20 minutes early, usually once a month or so. Training is provided. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Kevin Curtin: 703-461-3082, kevincurtin@verizon.net or the parish office.

Interfaith Meditation
Join Fr. Tim and Ani Rinchen Khandro (a Tibetan Buddhist nun) for meditations from the Christian & Buddhist traditions on Monday evening, June 27 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm in the Founders Room. By donation: $10 suggested.


Doing Justice

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School Supplies Drive
We will continue collecting school supplies through July. Please donate backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, glue sticks, paper, crayons, etc. and place them in the blue Matt 25 bins in the parking lot. Our need is primarily for elementary school children, but we will be providing backpacks for some middle and high school students too. More information, contact Pat Vinkenes, PatVinkenes@yahoo.com

Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing
Please join us for this special presentation on Tuesday, June 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Founders Room. The presentation is geared to youth and young adults, but open to all. We will hear from Bill Pelke, whose grandmother was brutally murdered, and Shujaa Graham, who spent three years on California's death row for a crime he did not commit. For more information, contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org

Food Pantry Donations
Please continue to bring food donations for the pantry throughout the summer. If you miss the collection week due to vacation, you can always bring food the following week. The demand for food actually often increases in the summer, as children do not have access to school lunch and breakfast.

Weekend Volunteer Help Needed
Our Matt 25 Clothing Bazaar is still in need of disciples-in-action to work in the store, particularly on weekends. Your commitment can be monthly, bi-monthly, weekly, etc. The hours are from 8:45 until 12:30.


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)