Religious Education Director:
Theresa Palmisano, 703-979-5580, firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation. Parents seeking the sacrament begin by contacting the parish office, 703-979-5580, to ask for a baptism packet (offered in both English and Spanish). Once parents receive the packet, they are asked to review the requirements, choose date options from the enclosed materials for both preparation class and the baptism ceremony, and then contact the coordinator, Cecilia Lopez, for scheduling (contact information is included with the packet). Preparation class, offered in both English and Spanish, is a lesson in the blessings and ritual elements of the sacrament. Attendance is required.
Contact Cecilia Lopez Oetgen - 703-979-5580 - email@example.com
Our First Communion program has been developed to facilitate and support our parents as "first and best teachers of the faith", enabling them to prepare their children at home for the sacrament of First Holy Communion. This program is part of our family based model of religious education. Each family receives family friendly textbooks, clearly defined and detailed learning objectives, and actual teaching guides to help prepare their child. The material includes vocabulary, prayers, home activities and even time management charts to keep on schedule. Children also attend a series of six, on campus Saturday Workshops, to review, reinforce, and evaluate student understanding. The First Communion program begins in October and concludes with the celebration of the sacrament in May.
The The Confirmation program of Our Lady Queen of Peace is a one year course of study, with student registration taking place in October, and concluding with the celebration of the sacrament the following fall. The program is open to any student in grade 7, 13 years of age or older. Students meet several times during the school year, and commit to a 2 week course of study over the summer months. Our program is an authentic experience of discipleship, as young men and woman discern a decision to follow Jesus.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process for welcoming new members into the Roman Catholic Church. The RCIA is a community journey leading to a transformation of mind and spirit as well as a personal journey in which participants reflect on their relationship with God. Guided by the Gospel and encouraged by the welcome of church members (opportunities exist for serving as a sponsor or Companion on the Journey), newcomers find their place in the community of believers. Meetings are held once per week beginning in September, and the RCIA process continues through the celebration of the sacraments of initiation during the Easter Vigil Mass or at Pentecost for some confirmation candidates.
Contact Alice and Kevin Curtin - 703-461-3082, firstname.lastname@example.org
RCIA en español – Contact Cecilia Lopez, email@example.com, 703-979-5580
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)