"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.
HOLIDAY MASS SCHEDULE
The mass and other services schedule for Advent, Christmas, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (New Year's Day) and Epiphany, is posted here.
SHOEBOX SUNDAY - DECEMBER 7-8
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. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, December 13 from 9:00 am - 10:45 am to transport 155 gifts and scarves from the Ministry Center basement to the ASPAN Christmas Party. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Ann Felker: email@example.com
CARPENTER'S SHELTER DINNER - DECEMBER 19
Our menu this Christmas month is Beef Stew with vegetables, Vegetable stew, salad, homemade Christmas cookies and lemonade. Sign up at the back of church, or contact Mary Resnick (firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 2) Father Ray Hall on day of dinner between 4pm –5pm, or 3) bringing food directly to Carpenter’s Shelter (located temporarily at Landmark Mall) label clearly “OLQP, Dinner, Thursday Dec 19. Thank you!
Support SEEC Day Laborers! We invite you to support the parish in providing lunch for 35 SEEC day laborers. Each week a group of volunteers shop, prepare and package lunches for Shirlington Day Laborers through the Brown Bag Lunch Program. The Giving Tree supports this effort: take a ‘brown bag angel’ ornament from the basket under the giving tree in the sanctuary, place your donation inside the ornament and hang it on the tree. The tree will be in the sanctuary through the Christmas season.
HAITI CHRISTMAS CARD PROGRAM
During this season of giving and remembering the less fortunate, consider making a donation or buying Haiti Christmas Cards to use as alternate Christmas gifts. Your gift supports the vital programs in our sister parish in Medor, Haiti. Look for Christmas cards on sale at the church or you can make an online donation for the people of Medor, Visit the Haiti page to see the work your gift supports and to make a donation.
MATT 25 - JACKETS NEEDED
Our used clothing store needs adult and children’s jackets, not long coats. We usually get donations from a charity, they were not able to offer us any this year. Thank you for your generosity!
YOUTH LOCK-IN - ML KING WEEKEND
There will be a Youth Lock-in, January 18th, ML King weekend. The theme is Love Thy #Selfie! Volunteers needed - connect with the awesome youth of our parish by assisting with the Lock-in. If interested, please contact Becca Grant Jenkins, email@example.com.
OLQP APP NOW AVAILABLE
Get all your favorite OLQP information right in the palm of your hand! Download the OLQP app to see mass times, links to prayers, and much more. To download the app, visit either the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for "Our Lady Queen of Peace - VA." In the app you also can sign up to receive last minute notifications. If you would like to receive push notifications, you will need to modify the default settings. To do that, open the app; in the bottom right corner of the home screen, click More, then Push Notifications. In the top right corner of that screen, click the gear icon, then select which notifications you would like to receive. You can change your settings at any time.
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. Volunteers needed to serve as welcome hosts for parishioners who will be getting their photos taken for the 75th Anniversary directory. If you can spare two hours on Dec 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th or 20th, please consider signing up. We really need your help! Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cabae2da6fc1-photo Thank you! For more details contact
Patrick Julius: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 12/8 - Building Forever Families Ministry meeting - 12:30 pm - Fr. Ray Hall
Monday 12/9 - Theology on Tap - 7 pm - Lost Dog Cafe, 2920 Columbia Pike, Arlington
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)