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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.
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Bishop Burbidge Issues Statement on the Impact of Hurricane Ian
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As Hurricane Ian continues up the East Coast of the United States, further jeopardizing the safety and health of residents in those communities, I ask you to please pray that the Holy Spirit gives those in its path strength and peace in this difficult time. In addition to the tragic loss of life that continues to increase, please also pray for those who have lost their homes, businesses, and other property because of the high winds and heavy flooding. For those who have lost their lives from the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian, may God grant them eternal life and give comfort to their families. In the coming days, we will coordinate opportunities for you to offer financial contributions to those in need because of this natural disaster. Be assured of my prayers for you and your family now, and always.
Bishop Burbidge also spoke about Hurricane Ian on his September 29, 2022 podcast: CLICK HERE
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS CANCELED Blessing of the Animals Tomorrow Morning at 10:00 AM is canceled due to weather.
INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF PRAYER and FASTING, October 1st – 9th, scheduled activities listed on the website, www.IWOPF.org.
MEDOR NEWS: Join the talk on how OLQP and St. Joseph parish are working together to combat climate change! Timote Georges, Director of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, the group that implements the agro-forestry program in St. Joseph parish, will speak about reforestation in Haiti at our next Haiti Committee meeting – Monday, October 17, 7:30pm. Timote gave an excellent talk on this subject at the Parish Twinning Program of the Americas’ conference in Nashville in August, and has agreed to share the talk with members of OLQP. Please attend! You will learn about some of the wonderful accomplishments in Medor, made possible through the twinning between OLQP and St. Joseph parish. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID (873 9781 2615) and Passcode (995980) and zoom link: https:// us02web.zoom.us/j/87397812615? pwd=d3JwbHpZdnRDNVBsc3B6VUp3N2VuZz09.
YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES. These events and activities are for parishioners and friends, grades 7th – 12th, seeking community within the parish and the opportunity to grow in friendship with each other and God. Teen Nights begin this Sunday, October 2nd, after the 6:00pm Mass until 8:30pm. Join us for fellowship, food, and fun!
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY The Young Adult Ministry, TAU (Together and Unified) has resumed its activities and is currently meeting every Thursday at 7pm, over at 1915 S Edgewood Street.
First Thursday of the Month: Bible Study
Second Thursday of the Month: Fellowship Night
Third Thursday of the Month: Wine and The Word
Fourth Thursday of the Month: Service Night
Fifth Thursday of the Month: Guest Speaker Night
For additional information please contact Rebecca Grant Jenkins, RGrantJenkins@olqpva.org or Monica Rivera, email@example.com.
OKTOBERFEST The annual OLQP Young Adults Ministry's Oktoberfest Celebration is back! When? -- On Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm - 4pm Where? -- 1915 South Edgewood Street. We will have traditional food, drinks and music! Please save the date and be ready for some fun. Feel free to bring a friend. For additional information please contact Rebecca Grant Jenkins, RGrantJenkins@olqpva.org or Monica Rivera, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF YOU SHOP AT AMAZON, you can support OLQP when you go directly to: “smile.amazon.com” and select “Our Lady Queen of Peace Arlington”. Remember to use “smile.amazon.com” each time you shop Amazon remembers that OLQP is the charity you want to support. Same products, same prices, same service – with an added bonus to the parish (.05 % of your purchase). Thanks!
UNSETTLING NEWS FROM MEDOR: Father Frantz, pastor of St. Joseph parish, let us know that the insecurity in Haiti has affected the people of Medor. Recently gangs looted the Gonaives warehouses of both the World Food Program and Food for the Poor. Food for the lunches for Medor’s primary school and four chapel schools was stored in those warehouses. The food that the students in those five schools depended on through the end of the school year is now gone. Father Frantz is waiting to learn if it may be possible for the World Food Program or Food for the Poor to provide food at a later date. Another sad piece of news is that the place that was storing Medor’s school supplies until they could be transported up the mountain was also looted. Many of this year’s school supplies are now gone. Please pray for peace and security in Haiti as the people there suffer during this very challenging time.
OLQP4Afghans -- We continue to appreciate your generosity in helping about 30 Afghan families. The SignUp Genius list that has been updated with our current needs can be accessed 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 please contact us at OLQP4Afghans@gmail.com. Thank you for your help.
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 3:00pm 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.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
-- Seeking to be baptized?
-- Already baptized in another faith tradition and considering joining the Catholic Church? -- Interested in adult confirmation?
RCIA is a place to ask questions and seek understanding of how God acts in our lives and how our faith motivates us to serve others. A new group has begun meeting, and it's not too late to join. We meet on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Founders Room. For information, contact Alice and Kevin Curtin (703-461-3082 or email@example.com).
LACK CATHOLIC MINISTRY Share, Teach and Reflect Corner! Cynthia Brown, an education consultant and long-term parishioner, is married to Bernard Brown. She is the niece of parish founders Clarence and Selena Brown, a member of the Parish Advisory Board, and still lives a couple of blocks from the church. As the first Black principal at Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, “Dr. Cynthia S. Brown has been Tuckahoe’s longest serving principal from 1994-2015.” A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cynthia is currently committed to empowering 22 voter-ready people for the mid-term elections. All are encouraged to attend local virtual candidates’ forums to be informed and impact our community through social action.
MASS & HEALING PRAYER SERVICE Tuesday, October 25. The 32nd anniversary of the Mass and Healing Prayer Service is being offered. It is scheduled for 7:00pm, at St. Anthony of Padua (3305 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church). Fr. John Melmer of St. John the Beloved Church of McLean will celebrate. Fr. Tuck Grinnell will concelebrate and also hear confessions. This liturgy comes through the diocesan Catholic Healing Ministry. For more information, contact Loretta Schlosser, 703-309-2138.
PRAISE & WORSHIP for healing and conversion in families October 11 with Bishop Burbidge. The Diocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life invites you to Holy Hour at St. Leo the Great (3700 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax) or livestream at arlingtondiocese.org/healingandconversion.
RACIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY -- St. John Neumann's Racial Justice Ministry invites you to attend a talk presented by Brother Mickey McGrath on Friday, October 14 at 7pm. St. John Neumann, Reston, VA Space is limited. A reservation is required and can be completed with this link: https:// bit.ly/3qEW2zq. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - L'Arche Greater Washington, DC is looking for volunteers who can support core members (adults with intellectual disabilities) to attend OLQP Catholic Church on Sundays from 10:30 - 1pm. Volunteers will need to drive (a van will be provided) and will be trained to be out in the community with core members. We are looking for some volunteers who can commit to showing up each week and are ready to make a new friend! If interested, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about L'Arche GWDC at: www.larche-gwdc.org.
ECO-TIP: Environmental justice seeks to ensure that the burden of environmental hazards or pollution do not fall disproportionately on the shoulders of any one community or neighborhood. Use your voice to advocate for better environmental protections that will be implemented equitably.
HARVEST OF BOOKS FESTIVAL -- Please join us for this family friendly event next Saturday, October 8, from 10am until 1pm in the back parking lot. Children 17 and under will receive a free book and we will have lots of other fun things for families to do including Isadore Garden tours. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Sally Diaz-Wells: email@example.com.
WRITE POSTCARDS FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS! The Labor Team is organizing an opportunity to write voter postcards through Reclaim Our Vote (ROV), the non-partisan outreach campaign of the non-profit Center for Common Good. ROV works to empower underrepresented voters and fight voter suppression. Please watch the video to learn more https://www.centerforcommonground.org/postcarding While you must get postcards yourself through the ROV website, you can either mail them yourself or drop them at the parish office and OLQP will pay the postage (earmarked donations to OLQP welcome to help cover postage).
MINKISI’s 25TH ANNIVERSARY RETREAT You’re invited to Minkisi’s 25th Anniversary Retreat, Saturday, November 12, 8:45am -12pm. Celebrate in Mass (in person & livestreamed) with Fr. Tim and guests Chaplain Fr. Robert P. Boxie of Howard U. and Charlene Howard of Archbishop Carroll High DC. For information and Eventbrite registration: https://bit.ly/MinkisiRetreat2022. For registration assistance, Julia Rocchi, firstname.lastname@example.org; and event questions, Cecilia Braveboy, JISAAC3@verizon.net.
ALEXANDRIA PARENTS K-12: Don’t miss the opportunity to join with other parents to learn and practice those conversations across differences that continue to divide families, friends and neighbors! Register now for Parent Conversations About Race & Belonging, a series of bi-weekly informative, instructive and invitational discussions designed by and for parents. Six sessions, each 2.5 hours, Thursday evenings October 2022 through January 2023. Go to Parent Conversations About Race & Belonging for more information and to register by October 3.
BISHOP O'CONNELL HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Bishop O'Connell High School is hosting an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 2, 1:00 - 3:00pm, where families are invited to learn more about the Catholic high school experience. Find out how the school’s Catholic mission is integrated across the curriculum, visit science and engineering labs, meet teachers, administrators and coaches, and chat with current students. For more information, visit www.bishopoconnell.org or call 703-237-1433. Bishop O'Connell High School is located at 6600 Little Falls Road in Arlington.
OLQP Weekly Moment
Join the parish community on Tuesday at 3:31 pm to reflect on the topic of Obligation. 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 email@example.com 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)