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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.
Read Bishop's Report on the Arlington Diocese Synod results summary…
CARPENTER’S SHELTER SUPPER—August 18 The menu this month is baked salmon, scalloped potatoes, green beans, brownies and lemonade. Previous contributors will receive the link to sign-up; new folks can email Mary Resnick with your contribution, email@example.com. You may bring food to the office kitchen M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm (counter, fridge or freezer), Fr. Ray Hall kitchen on the day of dinner 4-5pm (labels available on counter, please indicate "Carpenter's Shelter", what the item is, and date of dinner) or to the Shelter on day of dinner at 930 N. Henry Street in Alexandria, labeled the same, adding our church name & "dinner". Please email Mary or call with questions, 703-462-4841.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Join a mission to provide free healthcare to the poor and uninsured people of our region. The Mother Of Mercy Free Clinics in Manassas and Woodbridge are recruiting optometrists, ophthalmologists, dentists, orthopedic doctors, urologists, gastroenterologists, physical therapists and dietitians. Just a few hours of service per month can make the world of difference for our poor and suffering brothers and sisters. For more information, please contact John Mallonee at John.Mallonee@CCDA.Net.
FOOD COLLECTION WEEKEND – Next Weekend! Food collection weekend is August 13-14 to stock our Food Pantry. Please pick up some or all these items: Instant Yellow Corn Tortilla flour (NOT cornmeal), 24 oz. Canola or Corn Oil, Cereal (low sugar), Canned Tuna, Canned Fruit, Pasta Sauce, Canned Vegetables, White Rice, Dried Beans, and Macaroni and Cheese. Thank you.
FOOD PANTRY – Are you looking for an early evening volunteer opportunity? Come join the Food Pantry produce bagging team for an hour or two on most Tuesdays starting at 5pm or 6pm in Father Ray Hall. Please contact Paula Corbett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you.
GABRIEL PROJECT – Is in need of donations, especially cribs and mattresses, diapers/ wipes. We need sizes NB, 1, 2, 3 and 4 diapers. If you can contribute/donate it would be greatly appreciated. Contact via email Rosie at email@example.com or Chrissi Gelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN INVITATION TO PRAYER Please join our Haiti Committee and the people of Medor in praying a “SOLIDARITY ROSARY”. Both parishes will say the rosary on the same date and time, praying for peace and security in Haiti as well as for each other’s intentions. Date: Monday, August 15
Time: 7:30 PM
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87543215589? pwd=c3RPL2JqUEFueS95NUVUTXJXNUs1UT09
Father Frantz, pastor of St. Joseph parish, says this event will strengthen the bond between our two parishes even more!
NEWS FROM MEDOR Our Lady Queen of Peace Haiti Committee supports an agro-forestry program, run by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, that empowered 2,400 farmers to plant nearly 80,000 trees in the Medor area in the first six months of 2022. The program pays farmers who plant and care for trees with items they need to increase their harvests and income: high quality crop seeds, agricultural hand tools, and training on improved farming techniques. The goal is to make living trees more valuable than those that are harvested for charcoal. The program aids the environment and addresses poverty, food insecurity and, since women participate equally, gender equality. We are grateful to SFA for implementing this important program in our twin parish.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Are you ready to take your next steps on your journey of faith? RCIA provides a personal journey leading to transformation of mind and spirit, in which we consider and deepen our relationship with God and consider how we can serve others. Guided by the Gospel and by the examples provided by church members and fellow journeyers, you can be baptized or become fully integrated into the Catholic community of believers through the RCIA process. If you are looking into enhancing your faith walk, you are invited and encouraged to participate. The journey begins in September. For more information, contact Kevin and Alice Curtin (email@example.com or 703-461-3082).
Backpack & School Supply Drive Thank you!! Thank you!! If you signed up to contribute..
MATTHEW 25 – Is in real need of women and men’s summer clothing only. Please share your gently warn summer items with those in need. Drop off in front on the Ministry center every day 9am - 12pm except Fridays. Thank you for your continued support.
CELEBRATING A GOLDEN OR SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR? Were you married in 1972 or 1997? Then join Bishop Michael F. Burbidge for the 2022 Mass for Jubilarians to be celebrated on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Va. Contact Jeannette (Jgantzdaly@olqpva.org) in the parish office to register no later than October 3rd. For more info, visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM.
BLOOMIN 4 GOOD PROGRAM -- Throughout the month of August 2022, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Food Pantry has been selected to receive a $1 donation for every $12.99 Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet with the purple hanging tag sold at Giant located at 3480 S. Jefferson Street, Falls Church.
OLQP4Afghans We continue to appreciate your generosity in helping our 20+ families. The SignUp Genius list has been updated with the needs of families we are currently helping. You can view the list by going to the OLQP4Afghans notice in the latest bulletin on the OLQP website and clicking on the link (OLQP 4 AFGHANS). Guidance and timing for making donations is provided. If you have questions or assistance, please contact us at OLQP4Afghans@gmail.com. Thank you.
A PEACE PICNIC FOR ALL! This year's annual parish picnic will be on September 18, and the theme is "Peace". The picnic is a great way to meet people and get involved with the parish. We're looking for volunteers to help with activities, decorations, grilling, shopping, setting up, cleaning up, and more! We especially need trucks if you have one. Please email Leah Tanyag, firstname.lastname@example.org, to volunteer. Thank you!
2022-2023 FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM Faith Formation Registration for all our programs (Family Circles, Foundations, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, First Communion and Confirmation) began on May 17th and ends on August 17th. Please register online at our webpage: https://www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org/ registration1.html Don’t miss the registration deadline! Mandatory Parents’ Meeting: Several dates in August and September have been scheduled for parents to learn about the program and to receive the material. Info coming soon. Volunteer with the Faith Formation Program: We invite adults and teenagers to get involved by volunteering with the program – a variety of opportunities are available, both occasional and on a more regular basis. We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact us if you are interested: Cecilia Lopez Oetgen email@example.com or Sandra Rivera firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACK CATHOLIC MINISTRY: SHARE, TEACH AND REFLECT CORNER!
The KPC--Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary held its 106th national annual convention (July 15-20, 2022), and addressed the urgency of gun violence. The KPC “is the largest historically African American Catholic lay organization in the United States”. The late OLQP'er Judie Arceneaux spearheaded the Arlington Diocese’s Bishop Paul S. Loverde unit begun in 2014, based at St. Joseph’s parish in Alexandria, and the unit still includes OLQP Gracious Lady Maude Holt. On June 4, 2022, the men and women of the diocesan Claverites celebrated a Mass at Marymount University (Arlington) with Fr. Gabriel Muteru presiding. The diocesan KPC includes over 75 members.
VOLUNTEERS FOR CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLW) If you enjoy growing your faith and love working with children, volunteering for the CLW Ministry is calling your name! The return of CLW during the 11:15AM mass is approaching and we’re looking for engaging, enthusiastic folks for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. CLW is an opportunity for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to listen and reflect on the Sunday Gospel in a child-friendly language. We’ll provide the training and materials that you’ll need. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult in compliance with the diocese. Contact Leah Tanyag (email@example.com) for more information.
JUST FAITH--JustFaith is designed for people who want a deeper faith, a greater sense of purpose, and a practical understanding of how to make a difference in the world. Participants engage in reading, prayer, and thought-provoking dialogue. They encounter the world, each other, the Gospel, and build lasting relationships. Interested in joining the group that will begin in September, contact Sally Diaz-Wells firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VIRGINIA INTERFAITH CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY (VICPP) On the 5th anniversary of the attacks in Charlottesville, we invite you to join us Friday, August 12, at 9am for a community symposium to culminate our “Together in Faith” project in partnership with the Prince William County Police Department. PLEASE NOTE that all registrations must be approved in advance of the Monday, August 8 deadline. This event will be held virtually only so register today. Together in Faith Symposium - VIRTUAL ONLY | Virginia Interfaith Center PowerBase (ourpowerbase.net).
STEPHEN MINISTRY Stephen Ministry is here to walk with you, while listening with a compassionate ear if perhaps you have been feeling isolated from the pandemic or perhaps you have suffered a recent loss. Please contact Joan Brown: email@example.com or 703- 608-5059.
OLQP Weekly Moment
Join the parish community on Monday at 8:48 am to reflect on the topic of Trust. 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)