"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.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, at 10 am.
ADOPT A FAMILY FOR THANKSGIVING
The first of many opportunities to help with this wonderful OLQP tradition is coming up. Come help register families for the Thanksgiving food baskets on Thursday, November 14, from 9 am until 11:30 am. Spanish/English and English speakers are needed. We will also be asking parishioners to "adopt" a family, providing them withbags with all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner. Sign up forms are in the back of the church along with shopping kits. The “kits” are made up of two bags – insulated and non-insulated -- and a shopping list. Please take one kit for each family you adopt. We know we will be serving close to 500 families for Thanksgiving so please sign up! If you cannot shop, we can do that for you -- the cost of our complete meal for Thanksgiving is $50. Be sure to write “Thanksgiving Family” on the check memo line or donate through faithdirect.net using the same notation (OLQP’s code is VA271). If you cannot buy a complete meal, sign up, but place an asterisk near your name with a note “food only” or “turkey only”. We are grateful for all donations to this wonderful tradition. Please contact Sally Diaz-Wells: email@example.com or 703-979-5580
DISCIPLESHIP IN ACTION HANDBOOK
There are so many great ways to get involved in the community of Our Lady Queen of Peace. OLQP offers a variety of volunteer options in our many and diverse ministries. Check them out.
JOB OPPORTUNITY - PART-TIME ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
Join the staff at OLQP! The ideal candidate is a thoughtful, compassionate, dedicated and caring OLQPer with excellent written communication skills, computer proficiency and a minimum of two years bookkeeping or related field experience. Ability to exercise good judgment and respect confidentiality a must. Excel, QuickBooks or payroll experience a plus. We offer a flexible, friendly and busy work environment in the parish office during regular business hours. Please submit a letter of interest and
resume to Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is November 20.
YOUTH MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Youth Ministry is looking for volunteers to help our young people grow in their faith and discipleship. Please contact Becca Grant Jenkins, email@example.com, to help.
COMFORT CASE SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 24
Next Sunday, November 24, the OLQP Building Forever Families Ministry will be collecting items for Comfort Cases. Comfort Cases provide critical support to children in crisis, whether they are entering the foster care system, removed from a home for allegations of abuse, facing homelessness, or temporarily displaced for emergencies or other reasons. They do this by providing a backpack or duffel bag filled with new items that the child can keep and call their own. The cases have pajamas, a soft blanket, toiletries, dental hygiene kits, a book, an activity, and a stuffed animal.
SHOEBOX SUNDAY - DECEMBER 8
Shoebox Sunday is scheduled for December 8. Fill a shoebox with personal items such as shampoo, lotion, socks, nail clipper, toothbrush, tooth paste, comb, brush, deodorant, gloves, soap, note paper, pens, and candy. Then, if you can, come and help at the all-day Wrapping Station in the Founders Room on Sunday, December 8. Deliver either contents (lots of any one item) or unwrapped boxes or random bags which need a shoebox and they will be turned into gifts. There is no storage at the parish for your gifts so please bring them the weekend of Dec 7-8. For more information contact Ann Felker: firstname.lastname@example.org
CARPENTER'S SHELTER - NOVEMBER 21
Our menu this month is pasta salads, green beans, brownies and lemonade. Sign up at the back of church, or contact Mary Resnick (email@example.com or 703-462-4841). Contributions can be brought to 1) the Parish Office kitchen Mon – Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm labeled "Carpenter’s Shelter" and placed in refrigerator, freezer, or counter. (Please do not leave food in the Founders Room kitchen or Fr. Ray Hall kitchen.) 2) Father Ray Hall on day of dinner between 4pm –5 pm or 3) If bringing food directly to Carpenter’s Shelter (located temporarily at Landmark Mall) label clearly “OLQP, Dinner, Thursday November 21.
WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND PARENTS TO BE
Join other OLQP parents on Saturday, November 16, from 10 am - 12 pm when we will cover topics that couples should consider when preparing for baby so they stay connected, communicate well and have the support they need. Having a baby is a blessing, but it's also hard work. This workshop will help you feel more confident and prepared for life as parents. To sign up and for questions, contact Angela Usas: 571-215-1773, firstname.lastname@example.org
OLQP 75TH YEAR PHOTO DIRECTORY
Please be part of our 75th anniversary directory by having your portrait taken. For your convenience, all photography and portrait viewing will take place at our church with NO sitting fee. You will have a variety of poses taken. One pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to your complimentary 8x10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits on the day of your portrait session. Photography sessions start on November 18th and run into December. Please sign up here: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b2gxkv9g/ or outside of church after mass. if you have any questions or would like to assist with this effort contact Patrick Julius: email@example.com
Wednesday 11/20 - Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2020 workcamp mission trip information session - 7 pm - Founders Room
Saturday 11/23 - Pie making - 9 am - 12 pm - Fr. Ray Hall
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)