Religious Education Director:
Theresa Palmisano, 703-979-5580, email@example.com
Parents gather a few weeks prior to the celebration of this sacrament to review the blessings and ritual elements of the sacrament. We prefer to celebrate Baptism in community and conveniently schedule weekly Baptisms on a rotating basis at the 5:30 pm Vigil Mass, the 9:30 am, 11:15 am and 6 pm Sunday Masses. An opportunity is also available for baptism outside the Mass setting on Saturday morning.
Contact Cecilia Lopez Oetgen - 703-979-5580 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact Mike Mothes- 703-303-5224, email@example.com
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
Our Lady Queen of Peace
2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:15am,
6:00pm (Young Adult Mass)