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"I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me..." Matthew 25:35
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church is dedicated to witnessing the teachings of Jesus Christ, especially the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 25:31-46.
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Making an offering of our financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. We have a variety ways to make it easy for your to support our church.
UPDATED MASK GUIDANCE: As we are sure you all are aware of the CDC has updated its guideline to mask wearing and social distancing, in response to this we received the following message for the Arlington Diocese: “In response to this, the Governor Northam’s office said, “We are reviewing the new mask and distancing recommendations and will update our guidance accordingly."
Like you, we are hopeful that the pandemic is ending, and that all of the protocols will soon be lifted. Until the Commonwealth changes its requirements, Virginia’s “Permanent COVID-19 Standard” for employers remains in effect. That Standard still requires employees to maintain social distancing and to wear masks (exceptions being noted). In our churches, social distancing and masks are still expected. Capacity remains limited by the social distancing parameters.
The Bishop asks everyone to be hopeful and patient, to pray for the end of the pandemic, and above all be charitable to each other because the situation is fluctuating.”
OUR FOOD PANTRY'S YEAR OF GRATITUDE: From the early days of COVID-19 when the decision was made to keep the Food Pantry open to undergoing a massive and rapid ramp up in order to meet the increasing client demand, OLQP's Food Pantry has had an extraordinary year in every sense of the word. Please check out Fr. Tim's letter sharing the one-year update of OLQP's food pantry operations. As you will see, it is a story of compassion, generosity and community coming together to provide for our sisters and brothers in this most remarkable of years. The number of families we serve each week has nearly tripled this past year, and it is ONLY because of your amazing generosity that we have been able to meet this massive need. THANK YOU! As Fr. Tim has often said, "This is what hope looks like in a crisis." Amen!
GOOD NEWS FOR LIVE-STREAMING We have transitioned to YouTube for live-streaming of Masses/Services because it provides a clearer picture and clearer sound. New equipment has been purchased and installed and we encourage you to give it a try – go to the parish website (www.olpqva.org) for real time viewing and click on the YouTube arrow under “Live Steam Mass”. You will be taken to the YouTube site where you can “subscribe” to OLQP’s YouTube site and access saved video and future live streamed Masses/Services. Live- streaming continues to be available on the parish FaceBook page: (https://www.facebook.com/OLQPArlington/).
COVID-19 VACCINE Neighborhood Health, Community Health Center has been arranging for COVID-19 vaccine shots for our clients at our food pantry for the last several weeks. They have now opened this up to churches and other community groups. And specifically, they have offered their services to Our Lady Queen of Peace parishioners living in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax. Any parishioner who would like get vaccinated can give their name and telephone number to one of the porters outside the front doors of the church and you will be called to get you full information by our staff who will submit your application to Neighborhood Health. You will then receive a phone call in three to five days to set up an appointment for your vaccination. This service is available to parishioners 16 years and older. Those under the age of 18 when showing up for the vaccine must come with a parent or legal guardian, with papers of guardianship. If you haven’t been able to secure an appointment for a vaccine this is a great opportunity!
OUR YOUTH DISCIPLES ARE ON A MISSION! Youth Ministry is partnering with Catholic Heart Work Camp this summer and need your support to help them bring the Matthew 25:35 mission to North Haledon, NJ, July 18-24. Every donation counts - will you be a Mission Mate? Please visit the OLQP Work Camp Fundraiser page to make a donation for a specific item, or to make a general donation. Please also share the link with friends and family members interested in supporting our great group of youth disciples. Please contact Rebecca Grant Jenkins with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEAST ON THE STREET -- For the last 60 weeks during the pandemic, OLQP parishioners have provided brown bag dinners to 150 people living on the streets of DC. Working with the DC Catholic Worker House, this ministry calls itself “Feast on the Street”! No surprise: Support for “Feast on the Street” is growing! A group of friends and neighbors from the Burke community has decided to join with OLQP, beginning now, to share the load, and the fun, and the joy! The Burke team will provide food and water on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, and OLQP will do the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Our menu remains the same: centered on turkey, ham, or PB and J sandwiches. Clothing and toiletries will also continue to be distributed by the OLQP team. Please check the OLQP Facebook page, to see more detail about what you can contribute to this most joyous and beautiful of ministries. Donations will be gratefully accepted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, in the “Feast on the Street” collection bins in front of the parish Ministry Center. If you’d like to learn more about the ministry, and the many ways you can help, please contact Katie at email@example.com.
CARPENTERS SHELTER DINNER: THURSDAY, MAY 20 This month's meal is Chicken a la king on biscuits with gravy, salad, brownies and lemonade. Contributions can be brought to Fr. Ray Hall kitchen on the day of dinner 12:00-5:00PM and placed in fridge, freezer or on counter as required. If you have a hardship delivering, please let us know and we'll find a way. Please use labels on the counter to indicate what item is and the date of dinner, or you can bring food to the Shelter on the day of dinner, labeled the same. See Carpenter's website for contactless delivery protocol. Email Mary to sign up; signup sheet will be posted for previous donors firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-462-4841. Thank you!
NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH May is National Foster Care month, and OLQP parishioners will join together to support kids in our local foster care system. We will be donating personal care items to Comfort Cases, a local organization that provides new backpacks full of vital supplies for kids in the system. Please see the bulletin insert for details about what is needed, and drop off your donations throughout the month in the vestibule of Fr. Ray Hall. Contact Debra & Ralph Johnson (Debralpholqp@gmail.com) or Rebecca Carpenter (Rebecca.email@example.com) for more information. Thank you!
ATTENTION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PLEDGE DONORS March Capital Campaign statements have not yet been mailed because the program we use for tracking was recently updated and we are experiencing some issues. Rest assured, all pledge payments have been received and deposited. We are working with the software provider to resolve these issues so payments can be posted to your contribution records, at which point statements will be mailed out. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions related to your pledge account, please feel free to contact Chatty, chattycun- firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina, email@example.com.
MATTHEW 25 NEW DONATIONS: Donations Drop-Off Policy Update as of May 1, 2021: We will begin to accept drop-off donations on the First and Third Saturdays of each month from 9am-11am weather permitting. Please bring donations to the west side of the Ministry Center where we have out outdoor store (weather permitting) from 9-11am.
ISIDORE'S GARDEN - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The garden beds to the side of the church grow produce to share with families in the parish's weekly food pantry distribution. Volunteers are needed from now through October to water, weed, and harvest the garden. If you are interested in signing up for a week or two this summer or want to learn more, please contact Ciara Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT’S GREAT TO PUT A NAME TO A FACE the first best reason to have a copy of the 75th Anniversary Picture Directory. The second best reason is to have contact information for Christmas cards, get well cards or expressions of sympathy. Please remember that contact information is offered only for OLQP members and should not be shared or sold to a political campaign or any other solicitor. Thank you!
DURING THIS SEASON OF RENEWAL, we are grateful for the recent legislation, the American Rescue Plan. It is a fresh start for repairing many holes in the fabric that have caused damage to our human community. As we note the continued increase in the numbers of households served by the OLQP Food Pantry and the food pantries throughout our Arlington community and our diocese, we applaud the legislation for addressing the priorities of hunger and poverty. In order for hunger to be ended for many and poverty greatly reduced, it is imperative that the temporary measures in the American Rescue Plan be made permanent. Ongoing and long -term support for families — for example, making the expanded child tax credit permanent — will go a long way to giving everyone a chance to feed their families. More information is available through Bread for the World, www.bread.org. Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
LITTLE FRIENDS FOR PEACE 2021 SUMMER PEACE CAMP Join the Circle – A social emotional learning program for children ages 5-14. At Peace Camp, LFFP uses art, games, and presentations to teach children mindfulness, empathy, anger management, conflict resolution and self-empowerment. In person Camp at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington is July 12-16 and July 19-23, Mon-Fri, 9-12pm, each week is $250. Campers are limited to 24 per week. Virtual Camp is offered 9am-12pm, July 6-9 (4 days at $125) and July 26-30 and August 16-20 (5 days each at $150). To learn more about camp and how you can register or volunteer, visit lffp.org or contact email@example.com.
20TH ANNIVERSARY - ARLINGTON 9/11 MEMORIAL 5K Two of our parishioners, Jake and Aimee Ramsay, have been running the Pentagon 9/11 5K since they met, and Jake since its inception 20 years ago. This year they decided to register a team under the name, "Love Thy Neighbor" in hopes that others in the OLQP community might join them for the race on September 11, 2021. They chose "Love Thy Neighbor" for what each of us are called to do for humanity through acts of love, kindness and justice. If you think you might be interested in registering with their team, or to get more information, you can contact Jake and Aimee Ramsay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL The BLA is an opportunity to join together as one family in Christ to support ministries that serve the needy and vulnerable, educate and form our youth, encourage vocations, promote a culture of life and assist the priests and lay people who help build and strengthen our diocesan Church. Bishop Burbidge extends his sincere gratitude to those who have already donated to the BLA. With continued effects of the pandemic, there may be some families who are unable to participate in the BLA this year. But, if your circumstances allow, and you have not yet donated, Bishop Burbidge humbly requests your support. Please visit the diocesan website to learn how you can give: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/bishops- lenten-appeal/ways-to-give/. Thank you and God bless you!
ONLINE GIVING/DONACIONES EN LÍNEA We rely on your weekly contributions to cover all parish expenses. With the heightened concern over the Covid-19 virus, many are choosing wisely to stay home. At the same time, if your circumstances allow, we ask that you continue to support the parish on a weekly basis by enrolling in online giving at Faithdirect.net or a bill-pay program so that we are assured of your support even when you cannot join us for Mass. The Faith Direct parish code is VA271. We thank you for your consideration.
Dependemos de sus contribuciones semanales para cubrir todos los gastos de la parroquia. Con la creciente preocupación por el virus Covid-19, muchos eligen sabiamente quedarse en casa. Al mismo tiempo, si sus circunstancias lo permiten, le pedimos que continúe apoyando a la parroquia semanalmente al inscribirse para hacer donaciones en línea a través de Faithdirect.net o de un programa de pago de facturas para que tengamos la seguridad de su apoyo incluso cuando no pueda unirse a nosotros para la Misa. El código parroquial de Faith Direct es VA271. Le agradecemos su consideración.
FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION For 2021-2022 NOW OPEN The registration form is on the parish website (olqpva.org >> our faith >> registration) or you can call the Faith Formation office to receive a copy by mail. We are registering for all 2021-2022 programs including first year sacramental programs (First Communion and Confirmation are now 2-year programs). New with the 2021-2022 school year a family book fee for Foundations of $20; one fee per family. Program/book fees are also in place for the sacramental programs. Fees can be paid on-line through Faith Direct (Faithdirect.net, parish code VA271, note “foundations”) or families can mail in a check with “foundations” on the memo line. Details on all the programs being offered for 2021-2022 school year are available on the parish website under “our faith” tab. Please contact Alex (email@example.com) or Sandra (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or call 703-979- 5580 to leave a message for a return call.
PARISH OFFICE HAS MOVED FOR RENOVATION Continuing with the Capital Campaign, the Parish Office Building is scheduled to be renovated next. The main office has been moved to our new temporary location at 1915 S Edgewood St. If stairs are not an issue, please use back gated entrance next to rectory. Unfortunately, the temporary office is not completely accessible so please call before dropping by if this is an issue so we can find a way to accommodate you. We expect to be back in the regular office space shortly after the first of the new year. Through this month’s transition office operations will continue, but we ask that you contact us by phone and email rather than drop by. Please continue to use the regular parish mailing address to send mail: 2700 19th St S, Arlington VA 22204.
OLQP Weekly Moment
Join the parish community on Monday11:19am to reflect on the topic of Unity. There is no time requirement for your reflection and no virtual meeting to join. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, please pause for your reflection knowing you are with others from the OLQP community.
Anyone wishing to add the OLQP moment to their calendar can email "OLQP Moment" to Patrick Julius at email@example.com to receive the information in a calendar request. Please specify if you want the reminder in Spanish.
Our Lady Queen of Peace
2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am, 2:00pm (Spanish)