Children's Liturgy of the Word?
There are two options for participating in a Family Circle. Please take a look at the options below and read more about what's involved here
Option 1- Neighborhood Circle
A "Neighborhood Circle" is a gathering of 6-8 parish families who team together to mediate the Catholic faith through personal faith sharing, scripture based teaching, group celebration of the sacraments, community service and community building activities. This is a "hands on- interactive" approach to learning, where faith is taught, modeled, and practiced in an intergenerational group setting. After registering, groups are formed by geography, age, family size, or special request. Parents receive specific training and instruction before being placed in a Circle. This is not a drop off program. One parent is required to accompany their child and participate in every gathering. Parents meet at the beginning of each program year to calendar their group meetings and assign lesson responsibilities. Lesson support and assistance is available. Registration for the Neighborhood Circle program opens in June. OLQP Circles meet from October - May. Register Here
Option 2- The Home Based Circle
Parents who choose to form an independent home based circle, teach their children privately and can benefit from the same structure, training, resources, and materials provided to the Neighborhood Circle program. Religious Education textbooks are offered to all registering families, with text support and appropriate grade level objectives. Registration takes place in June. Register Here
Parents participating in the Circle Program of Faith Formation commit to spending 24 hours each month instructing, modeling, guiding, and sharing lessons of faith with their children. At registration they choose between working with their children independently (home based), or teaming with other parish families in a group setting (neighborhood) to conduct these lessons. In addition, all families are required to attend a Family Circle Training session which outlines the Circle structure, objectives, safety procedures, best practices, commitment, and reporting system. Support is available for developing lessons, attaining resources and teaching materials, managing group dynamics, reserving campus space if needed, and facilitating guest teachers. The Family Circle Program of study is strengthened by a monthly Catholic Foundations class, discipleship enrichment opportunities, Family Mass, and Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Sunday Mass.
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)