The Visitation Ministry includes Communion Ministers and visitation volunteers who visit the homebound, elderly and hospitalized parishioners and community members. There is always a need for more volunteers to commit to regular or occasional visits. We are also looking for referrals of homebound, elderly and hospitalized people who would be interested in a visit or would like the Eucharist brought to their home or hospital bed. If you have a referral, or would like a visit yourself, please feel free to contact us!
Contact to Volunteer: Marcia Fulham - 703-519-8509,
Pat Daniels - 703-354-3792, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for visitation request: Fr. Tim Hickey - 703-979-5580,
This committee was established years ago to provide transportation for persons with physical disabilities and for those who no longer drive or are unable to. Currently, this program is in need
of leadership and a contingent of volunteers who can transport others to Mass on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Please consider giving a few hours per month to assist fellow parishioners.
Interim contact: Fr. Tim - 703-979-5580, email@example.com
The Seasoned Christians ministry was founded by Thaddenia West, one of OLQP's founders. Open to those members of the parish 55 years and older, it provides a network for seniors to relate to their peers. As a ministry, members sponsor the annual flu shot clinic and the Christmas Bazaar on the first Sunday in December. In addition members support other ministries including the food
pantry, and the shoe box drive. Members are responsive to requests for help in providing hospitality at numerous parish events and drives addressing social issues. Your involvement is welcomed. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month for social, spiritual and informational opportunities.
Contact: Shannon Doyle - 703-684-3718, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay, Lesbian, Friends & Family Ministry
We work to build an affirming parish community where all people experience God's promise and love. We host educational and awareness-raising activities, provide support to the GLBT community, their friends and families, and provide advocacy on social justice issues.
Contact: Vicki Strimel - 571-257-7376, email@example.com
Hispanic Community Issues Ministry
Knowing that "We are the Church,"Ě and recognizing that language is often a barrier for the Spanish speaking community, a group of bilingual parishioners of the 1:00 PM community come together to provide orientation and information about specific social, legal and educational issues for the Spanish speaking community. The group focuses on immigration issues, human rights for immigrants, citizenship issues, visiting and comforting our ill, raising funds for emergency situations within the community, activities for teenagers and children, etc. The committee strives to live the mission statement of OLQP in all its activities, and encourages all to work together to plan and implement goals and objectives.
Contact: Emma Grayeb - 571-201-8502, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Saavedra - 703-379-1217, email@example.com
AA meets Monday and Thursday evenings in the Parish Hall.
Contact: Joe O'Connor - 703-371-0466, firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30 Mass Cooperative Nursery
Preschool children ages 1 year though 4 years are welcome to play in the church nursery during 9:30 Mass. The nursery is a co-op. Each Sunday, a different family takes a turn watching the children. The Nursery is located in Fr. Ray Hall, room #3 Itís a great way to get to know the parents of other young children and for the children to get to know each other before they begin religious education - community starts early!
Contact: Hee Jung Burns - 703-790-6184, email@example.com
The Sunday Breakfast ministry is one of the most beloved ministries of the parish. It's the ministry that provides for our fellowship and has been around since the mid 1960s. Affordable, complete breakfast is sold after the 9:30 and 11:15 Masses on Sunday mornings. The only real issue with breakfast is an overcrowded parking lot! There are nine separate crews, each with their own leader and each assigned to a particular Sunday. Volunteers are always welcome and needed.
Interim contact: Kelly Lesperance - 703-207-9447, firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee is responsible for the planning of our annual parish picnic, which takes place each September.If you enjoy working with people and planning social get-togethers, we warmly welcome you to contribute your talents and ideas to this ministry.
Contact: Arben Cordes - 703-323-5330, email@example.com
If you enjoy meeting new people and are by nature a congenial person, this is the volunteer position for you. Members are dedicated to offering a warm greeting to all as the congregation gather for worship. Committee members acknowledge visitors with a simple gift, register regular attendees, and welcome newmembers. They also enhance the Usher/Greeter ministry.
Contact Deborah Johnson: 703-256-1646, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirited Speakers Toastmasters
Has the fear of public speaking kept you from sharing your gifts? Fear not - Spirited Speakers Toastmasters Club, a chapter of Toastmasters International, was founded in October 1997 to empower its members in the art of communication. We are a highly supportive group dedicated to sharing ourselves with others by delivering presentations that are truly a reflection of ourselves. Inspired by Father James Healy's gift of oratory and leadership, our meetings are both lively and thoughtful. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:30 a.m., in the Peace Room in the Ministry Building. All interested individuals are welcome.
Contact: Wilfred Braveboy - 703-979-1699, email@example.com
Zumba Exercise Group
The Zumba exercise group gathers Tuesday and Friday evenings in the parish hall. Open to all age 16+. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that combines Latin and world music with a fun and effective workout system.
Contact: Carmen Diaz - 703-933-0494, firstname.lastname@example.org