"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.
GOOD NEWS FOR LIVE-STREAMING We are transitioning 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 – if you are live-streaming in real time go to the parish website (www.olpqva.org), click on the YouTube arrow that’s on the sanctuary picture with the date and time of the Mass you plan to attend virtually. You will be taken to the YouTube video. You can then “subscribe” to OLQP’s YouTube site access upcoming Masses/Services through subscriptions. Live-streaming continues to be available on the parish FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/OLQPArlington/). More details to come...How do I stream Masses/Services on YouTube that have already taken place?...Can comments be made during YouTube live-streaming like I do with FaceBook?...Will closed captions be available on YouTube live-streaming?...more details next week.
HAITI EASTER DRIVE The Haiti Easter Drive supports the work OLQP shares with our sister parish in Medor, Haiti. Donations to the Haiti Easter Drive help educate 3,000 students, k-13 grade, and support agro-forestry, sanitation and clean water programs in Medor. Learn more...
CARPENTER’S SHELTER SUPPER – Thursday, March 18 Our dinner to Carpenter's Shelter this month will be fried or baked chicken, mac & cheese, salad, brownies & lemonade. Please email mary,resnick@gmail,com or call 703-462-4841 with your contribution; regular contributors look for an email to sign-up. Delivery to the parish will continue to be different while the office kitchen is unavailable. Contributions can be brought to Fr. Ray Hall kitchen on the day of dinner 12-5pm. Please use labels on the counter; indicate what item is and the date of dinner, or bring straight to the Shelter at 930 N. Henry Street in Alexandria, labeled the same. See protocol for contactless delivery at carpentersshelter.org. Please let me know if this is a hardship and we'll figure out another way.
CRS RICE BOWL HUNGER IN OUR WORLD Jesus told us that whatever we do for one of the least among us we do for him. Reflect on the challenge of global hunger ‐ it is a reality for millions of our sisters and brothers. What will you do to support the hungry in our community and around the world? Pick up a Rice Bowl at the parish or create one for your table or donate on our website – look for the CRS Rice Bowl donate button at Faithdirect.net (OLQP’s code: VA271).
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION TEAM The next meeting of the parish gun violence prevention team will be held on Zoom on Monday, March 22, starting at 7:30pm. For information on how to participate in this meeting and ministry, please contact Gerry Laporte at G.Laporte@verizon.net or 703-527-6783.
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION VIGIL Stand against gun violence with fellow parishioners at the NRA headquarters (11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax). This vigil is held on the 14th of each month. Interested in attending as a group, please contact Sally Diaz-Wells: email@example.com.
INTERPRETERS NEEDED ON ZOOM Mother of Mercy (MoM) Virtual Interpreters Needed. MoM's mission is to provide free, quality healthcare to low-income individuals who are uninsured or under- insured in the Diocese. The majority of MoM's clients speak Spanish. The Clinics are in need of Virtual Interpret- ers to help improve communication between the Client and the Medical providers. All interpreting services will be remote via Zoom. Training provided. If you can help one 4- hour shift a month, please register here: http://bit.ly/VolunteerMotherofMercy .
CATHOLIC CHARITIES MIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES (MRS) is offering a public Zoom webinar highlighting the agency’s continuing work with refugees and Special Immigrant Visa holders from Afghanistan. Registration is open; webinar is from 4-5:30PM on March 11. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARDINAL GREGORY AND BISHOP BURBIDGE TO HOST CONFERENCE ON RACISM His Eminence Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, will be the celebrant, homilist and keynote speaker at the Diocese of Arlington Peace and Justice Commission's Saturday, March 20 in-person and virtual conference, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. The conference, which is also being livestreamed, will be held at Nativity Catholic Church, Burke. Mass begins at 5pm, followed by the keynote address at 7pm. A panel of three diocesan parishioners will respond to the Cardinal's address and Bishop Michael Burbidge will join a Q&A session. Limited registration for safe- distance in-person attendance is available at openwideourhearts.eventbrite.com. The Mass, keynote and discussion will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Arlington's YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/0s8tvSWkcu4.
LENTEN STONE SOUP SUPPER SERIES Join us Friday, March 12, when we welcome Rev. Dr. Faith Harris, Interim Director of the Virginia interfaith Power and Light for our zoom discussion. Dr. Harris will talk about environmental racism. Live-stream Mass at 6pm, enjoy a simple meal in the comfort of your home and then join us on zoom for the presentation 7pm. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/2243051934.
2021 BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL Encourage One Another by Word and Deed. The 2021 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal Commitment weekend is next weekend! Once a year we are asked to make a commitment to support the work of our diocesan programs and ministries which provide services that no single parish could provide on its own. Our parish goal is 100% participation. By participating in the BLA, we reveal our gratitude for our many blessings, as we serve our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the diocese. You may go online to make a donation at: www.arlingtondiocese.org or text "BLA" to 703-260-9800.
LENTEN EASTER EGG SERVICE PROJECT The Mother of Light Center (MOLC) in Arlandria hopes to fill about 7,000 plastic Easter eggs with individually wrapped candy and other fun items for its friends. MOLC serves mostly new immigrants living in poverty. You may participate in the project by putting 12 filled plastic eggs in gallon zip lock bags. You may also donate plastic eggs, candy, and zip lock bags. Drop off completed bags or other donations to MOLC board member and OLQP parishioner Lisa Soronen (604 Fort Williams Parkway Alexandria) by March 21. For more information email Lisa at email@example.com.
VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING ANDRIKO BILANIUK Bishop O’Connell High School cordially invites you to a virtual benefit concert on Friday, March 26. Please join us for a wonder- ful afternoon of musical performances, featuring students, alumni and professional adult musicians. Proceeds from the con- cert will be used to establish the endowed Andriko Bilaniuk ’22 Memorial Scholarship. Andriko was a 2018 graduate of St. Mark Catholic School. He lost his battle with cancer days before his sixteenth birthday. For more information about the concert, scholarship and Andriko’s legacy, please visit bishopoconnell.org/forandriko or contact TLacrosse@bishopooconnell.org.
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.
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 Friday at 2:13 pm to reflect on the topic of Inertia. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)