Children and Family
We welcome and engage families and children at Queen of Peace through our programs of faith formation, sacramental preparation, discipleship enrichment activities, service projects, Family Masses, Children's Liturgy of the Word, and other areas of youth and family involvement. The goal of our programs for children and families at OLQP is to help all to come to know and share in God's love, and to respond to this unconditional outpouring of love by loving all who we encounter. At OLQP, we call this "Discipleship in Action," which is the mission of our parish. We support, guide, and celebrate our parents as they share their Catholic faith with the next generation. Welcome to the Family!
Programs for Children and Families:
The Family Circle Program
The Family Circle program at Our Lady Queen of Peace is designed to teach children how to recognize, understand, and respond to God's love as authentic Catholic Christians, and employs a different model than the typical CCD program. Our primary objective is to bring Jesus into the home and family life by supporting our parents as first and best teachers of the faith. Our Family Circle program offers 2 options for study: Neighborhood Circle or Home Based Circle. Both are supported by the DRE, religious education text books, and numerous Lending Library resources, in addition to on-campus Catholic Foundations classes, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Family Masses, and Discipleship Enrichment activities. Please click the above link to learn more about the Family Circle program.
Youth Sacramental Preparation
Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation are the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church. At OLQP, we do a comprehensive job of preparing youth for each sacramental journey, focusing on both catechesis and living out our faith, and continue to engage parents as the first and best teachers of the faith. Please click the above link for more information on our Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation preparation programs.
Resources for Children and Families:
Grade Level Faith Formation Guidelines
The Diocese of Arlington publishes guidelines for Religious Education for children in grades Pre-K through 8. These guidelines include the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted to initiate developing Catholics into the fullness of Christian life. Please click the above link to find a list of Diocesan grade level objectives and grade level vocabulary to support Family Circle parents in home and neighborhood instruction. A comprehensive list of objectives can be found on the Diocesan website.
Resources and Ideas
Visit our "Resources and Ideas" page to view at-home activities and information on topics such as the Liturgical year, parent-child relationships, ways to pray, service opportunities, and Family Circles lessons and ideas.
Religious Education Director:
Theresa Palmisano, 703-979-5580, firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Education Specialist:
Katie Remedios, 703-979-5580, email@example.com
What's New @ OLQP!?
Online Registration for the 2018-2019 Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation year has now begun!
Please fill out the online registration form linked HERE to register your child/children for any of the following programs:
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)