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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 you to support our church.
CELEBRATING BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH.
Learn about Black Catholic Saints and Saints-to-be in this video created by members of the OLQP Young Adult Ministry. BLACK CATHOLIC SAINTS
Read Bishop's Report on the Arlington Diocese Synod results summary…
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Evening and weekend activities (except scheduled Masses): OLQP follows the decision of Arlington Public Schools for cancelation of evening and weekend activities. Those traveling outside the local school district should use their best judgment. For the most up-to-date information for Arlington Public Schools, please call 1-866-322-4277 or visit www.apsva.us/post/inclement- weather-announcements/.
Parish Office Staff and Weekday Activities, 8am-5pm: Office and weekday activities follow the decision of the Federal Government. Tune in to your local radio and tv stations for updated information or visit www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow- dismissal-procedures/.
Masses: The decision to cancel Masses within the Diocese of Arlington is made by Bishop Burbidge and broadcast on local radio and tv stations.
To the extent it’s possible, notice will be placed on the parish website and recorded on the phone message. Please use your best judgement when traveling outside the immediate area.
EASTER FLOWER MEMORIALS We invite you to remember a deceased family member with an Easter Flower Memorial, to be published in the Easter bulletin, April 9. Please send an email request to Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below (Easter Flower Memorial in the subject line) or complete this form, check payable to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church (donation amount is at your discretion) and send to the parish office (attention Christina) by Monday, April 3. Donations can also be made through Faith Direct — please remember to also send an email to email@example.com. (FaithDirect.net, parish code VA271, select “general donation” with notation “flower memorial”.) Remember the deadline is Mon., Apr 3rd.
PARISH ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2023-2024 The Parish Advisory Board (PAB) election has concluded. Congratulations to our newly elected members! The following members will serve for the 2023-2024 term. Thank you to all who participated in this process through nominations, voting, prayers, and support for lay leadership at OLQP! Cecilia Braveboy David Carlson Karen Cavanaugh Susanne DeSantis Maude Holt Debra Johnson Michael Leen Elizabeth “Liza” Maggio Christine Ng Mary Strimel Leah Tanyag Joy Womack
TAU YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY For parishioners and friends between the ages of 21-39 seeking community and opportunities to grow spiritually and intellectually together. In addition to other events throughout the year, our regularly recurring gatherings are: 1 st Thurs of the month: Bible Study 2 nd Thurs: Social and Game Night Thurs 3 rd Thurs: Wine and the Word with Deacon Tony For more information, please contact the Director of Young Adult Ministry, Rebecca Grant Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Monica Rivera, email@example.com.
PRISM YOUTH MINISTRY: For parishioners and friends, grades 7th – 12, to grow in their faith through fellowship in a community of peers.
Join Us weekly for Teen Nights on Sundays following the 6:30pm Mass, work camps and other service opportunities, and other activities and events throughout the program year.
NO Teen Night this Sunday, March 19. See you Sunday, March 26th.
For more information, please contact the Director of Youth Ministry, Rebecca Grant Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL (BLA) MY SOUL REJOICES IN THE LORD This weekend each household is asked to make a BLA pledge or gift. This appeal provides an opportunity to unite as a Catholic family to support programs, ministries and services helping tens of thousands of people. After reflecting upon God’s blessings to you, please consider a BLA pledge. You may complete a pledge card at Mass, mail in your pledge, go online to www.arlingtondiocese.org/BLA to make a gift.
MY LENTEN COMMITMENT Almsgiving – Prayer – Fasting
Look for the purple service cards in the pews and make your Lenten Commitment today. The three pillars of Lent come directly from Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Matthew. These practices are all signs of repentance and a desire to return, in our hearts, to God.
“Life must always be protected and loved, From conception to its natural conclusion.”
The RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY will be praying the rosary every Thursday evening throughout Lent from 7-8. Please come and join us for this solemn hour of prayer. For more information, contact Julie Hanlon Bolton at 508-360-1082.
OLQP4Afghans We continue to appreciate your generosity in helping our Afghan families. The SignUp Genius (SUG) list shows our needs and can be accessed by going to the OLQP4Afghans notice in the latest bulletin on our website and clicking on the link (OLQP 4 AFGHANS). Clearly label your donations “For Afghans” and deliver them to the Ministry Center (located behind Father Ray Hall). If you have questions, please contact us at OLQP4Afghans@gmail.com. Thank you for your help.
REFLECTION OF ENERGY IN MEDOR: Electricity powers our everyday lives. Many of us awaken to alarm clocks and reach for phones, which have charged overnight. We brew coffee and open the fridge for the creamer. We flip switches as we pack our work and school bags and select our clothes for the day. Our brothers and sisters in Medor awaken and prepare for school or work, too, but without electricity, without appliances, without charged devices. One element of OLQP’s mission in Haiti is to provide solar energy. Solar energy powers the computer lab at the secondary school. Solar energy allows high school students to complete their homework and study for their national exams, even after the sun has gone down. Solar energy lights the clinic, church, convent, and rectory, enabling improved health care and ministry. Thank you for empowering learning and livelihoods, healing and parish life. As we advance toward Good Friday, consider fasting, in solidarity with our sister parish St. Joseph, from electricity for even one hour. Consider supporting the Haiti Ministry with your time or talent, with a monetary gift, or even with your interest (check out https://www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org/haiti-ministry.html). Thank you! God bless!
Join Us for Father Martin’s WORLD YOUTH DAY FUNDRAISING DINNER Friday, April 14th, at 6:30 pm, in Father Ray Hall! Father Martin is hosting a Pho Dinner. Come get to know the OLQP pilgrims, who will serve the dinner, and learn more about World Youth Day activities and events. The suggested minimum donation is $30 per person. Take-out will be available too! To reserve seating, go to: OLQP WYD Fr. Martin’s Pho Dinner. For more information or questions, co- host Rebecca Grant Jenkins, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, email@example.com.
MATTHEW 25 -- Needs gently used clothing for all, but especially for men, girls, and boys. We can accept both winter and spring/summer items. Drop off Saturdays – Thursdays from 9-12noon, no Fridays. Contact Sally Diaz- Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MEDITATION AT OLQP The Monday evening meditation group is meeting again after a long break. We meet at 7 pm on Zoom. If you would like to participate contact Susan Thompson at email@example.com for more information and the Zoom link. For anyone wishing to attend a Friday morning group contact Sharon Jourdan at firstname.lastname@example.org. That group meets at 10:30 am. No experience meditating is necessary to attend either group.
STONE SOUP SUPPER SERIES IS HYBRID Our theme “Learn, Pray, Act” continues Friday, March 24. Join us for Mass at 6pm (in church or live-stream), Supper at 6:40pm (RSVP or at home on your own) Program at 7pm (contact Sally to reserve a seat or for the Zoom link). This week we will be viewing a film called, The Letter, about integrity of creation. Seating is limited to 30 in-person guest so please signup. Contact Sally Diaz-Wells to signup or for the zoom link: email@example.com.
WAY OF THE CROSS—A LAMENT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE,on Monday, April 3, 6:45-9:00 pm, in Zoom. Using photos of the sacred sculpture Stations’ icons in OLQP, we'll participate with OLQP Minkisi group and have reflections from director Charlene Howard of Archbishop Carroll High School, DC. Join youth, young adults, and Minkisi Readers in Holy Week with scripture, hymns, silent prayer. See https://bit.ly/MinkisiApril2023 for info and registration. Questions? Registration assistance--Julia.
2023 VA GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESULTS On Monday evening, March 20, the northern VA Chapter of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy is hosting a 1 hour online program to share information about some of the results of the 2023 VA General Assembly AND discuss the current status of the 2023-2024 state budget. All are welcome. Register at https:// virginiainterfaithcenter.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info? id=261 to get the zoom link for the program -- 7:20 pm, March 20.
BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL'S THEATER ARTS Department presents Meredith Willson's The Music Man, March 24, 25, 31, and April 1 at 7pm, and March 26 at 2pm, in Garwood Whaley Auditorium at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets and further information available at https://www.bishopireton.org/fine-arts/theater-arts.
L'ARCHE GWDC is looking for a new leader to support the assistant teams in our DC Homes. A successful candidate for the Service Team Leader position will lead with compassion and flexibility, empowering and supporting the growth of the team and each team member. Click to view role description To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (application accepted till filed). Rocchi, email@example.com, and Braveboy, JISAAC3@verizon.net.
OLQP Weekly Moment
Join the parish community on Tuesday at 9:01 am to reflect on the topic of Blinders. 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 - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am, 1 pm (Spanish),
6 pm (young adult)