"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.
MASS TIME CHANGE FOR SATURDAY, SEPT 26, TO 5:30 PM
Due to Confirmation Mass scheduling and the need to sanitize the church after each Mass it has become necessary to change the Mass time on Saturday, September 26, to 5:30 pm. Long before COVID-19, Bishop Burbidge’s office schedule Confirmation Masses with OLQP for 10 am and 2 pm on September 26, In order to accommodate the Confirmation Masses, we will change the time of our Vigil Mass to 5:30 pm only for that date, 9/26. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 TO MOVE FOR RENOVATION
Continuing with the Capital Campaign, the Parish Office Building is scheduled to be renovated next. We are now preparing to close the main office and move into our new temporary location (1915 S Edgewood St). We expect to be out of the parish office building by the end of the month; back in 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 – our space will be a bit disheveled with boxes everywhere! Watch this space in the coming weeks for details on our new location.
PHISHING SCAM ALERT
Phishing scam email messages are being sent to parishioners in what appears to be Fr. Tim’s name. These messages – asking that you contact him and then further asking you to help in some monetary way -- are NOT coming from Fr. Tim. Regardless of the scammer’s email address and how much it might look like Fr. Tim’s, it’s not so please do not respond. Just delete the message. Fr. Tim will not use email to request help.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
What difference can God make in my life? The RCIA is a gradual process of formation for those seeking a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of the Catholic faith. Whether you are just beginning your faith journey, are already baptized in another Christian tradition and want to explore Catholicism, or are seeking sacramental preparation, RCIA is the pathway. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will begin meeting virtually using Zoom. The journey begins with a “no-strings” inquiry session on Thursday, October 22, at 7 pm. Join us! For further information, contact Kevin and Alice Curtin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-461-3082.
MINKISI MINISTRY VIRTUAL SCRIPTURE REFLECTION AND ANNUAL RETREAT
The next Minkisi prayer and reflection service is on Mon., Oct. 5, 6:45 pm. Leader Jackie Smith offers meditation on Ps. 55:22, along with a Sr. Thea Bowman book discussion. For Zoom registration & info no later than Sept. Oct. 2, contact coordinator Cecilia Braveboy at email@example.com. Check the Minkisi web page for more information about Minkisi Ministry's virtual annual retreat on the theme "Brokenhearted and Bound in the Lord" to take place via Facebook and Zoom on Saturday, November 14 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION TEAM MEETING
The parish gun violence prevention ministry team will meet virtually using the Zoom online meeting platform on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. Team members should receive a link and telephone number required to participate in the meeting beforehand. New members can participate by contacting Gerry Laporte at G.Laporte@verizon.net or 703-527-6783 to be provided the required information.
“ED TALKS” VIA ZOOM
Join us on Zoom Wednesday, October 7, at 7pm. Kim Daniels, Associate Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, will discuss why, as Catholics, we should vote. Zoom link will be shared the weekend before the talk in the bulletin and on our website. Please plan to attend.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS AND GROCERY BAGS
Are you available to help pick up large food orders at local markets and at the Capital Area Food Bank? Please consider volunteering once per month or more. Please consider helping this vital part of our ministry. Questions/interest, contact Sally Diaz-Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703/979-5580. Also, we are in real need of brown paper bags with handles. These help volunteers package our foods and give the bags a second life before recycling. Thank you for working to reduce waste. Please drop them off during office hours from 10 am until 2 pm in the food collection bins behind Father Ray Hall.
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)