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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.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE Bishop Burbidge invites you to join him to mark this "Year of St. Joseph" at the diocesan Marian pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 30 from 9:30am - 2:30pm. This beautiful family event is free and there is no need to register. For complete schedule and details, visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/2021/marian-pilgrimage
HOW YOU CAN HELP RECENTLY ARRIVED AFGHAN SIV HOLDERS As events in Afghanistan continue to unfold, Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services welcomes Afghan SIV holders (individuals who assisted US operations in Afghanistan) to Northern Virginia. If you are interested in assisting please email: email@example.com for more information.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) JOIN US!
-- 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 is forming, and it's not too late to join us. Please contact us for information about our meetings, which take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. For information, contact Alice and Kevin Curtin (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-461-3082).
GREAT GLEANING FUN -- Thank you to all who came out to glean on Saturday, October 9. We brought back 30 bushels of apples for OLQP’s food pantry. Together with Arlington Food Assistance Center, we gleaned over 6,000 pounds of apples! Fun Day!!
SOCKTOBER IS COMING! – We will begin collecting socks that are gently used and new for the Feast on the Street Ministry. Please look for the box with the flyer in the church narthex and place them there. We will only collect during the month of October. Thank you. Questions, please contact Sally Diaz-Wells at email@example.com or 703-979 -5580.
CARPENTER’S SHELTER DINNER – Thursday, October 21 October’s meal is baked or fried chicken, biscuits & gravy, salad, brownies and lemonade. We are also in need of servers for this month. Contributions can be brought to Fr. Ray Hall kitchen on the day of dinner 12:00-5:00PM, labeled and placed in fridge, freezer or on counter as required, or to the office kitchen during business hours. Please use labels on the counter to indicate what item is and the date of dinner. You can also bring food to the Shelter on the day of dinner, labeled per above and including "dinner". Email Mary to sign up (firstname.lastname@example.org); previous donors can look for an email with the link to sign up. Thank you!
HELP IS NEEDED at Food for Others! Food for Others (FFO) distributes food to our neighbors in need in the Green Valley area, and its mission has never been more important than now during the ongoing pandemic. An OLQP parishioner who has been distributing food at the Gunston Community Center location for over 20 years seeks help covering the Tuesday evening pickup of food from FFO’s Merrifield warehouse and distribution of the food at the site. Volunteers need to be at least 21 years old, but a child may accompany the volunteer and help with the distribution, which makes this a good family volunteer opportunity. If you might be interested in helping cover one or more Tuesdays a month, please contact Gary Shinners, email@example.com, (703) 650-8688. The website for FFO is https://foodforothers.org/
FAITH DIRECT eGIVING Looking for a great stewardship habit? Try eGiving – it streamlines your generosity and lets you do even more to help OLQP grow our ministries that share the Good News of God’s love. You can make the switch today! Signing up is easy from your computer, smartphone or tablet, and you can set up a recurring donation or make a one-time gift.
Recurring gifts have been a lifeline through the upheaval of the pandemic. They sustain our parish throughout the year, and provide consistent support that helps us always be at the ready with programs, services, and ministries for church families and for those in need in our community. Sign up today by visiting Faith.Direct/VA271. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family.
Blessings, Fr. Tim and Fr. Marti
NEXT WEEKEND’S SECOND COLLECTION: WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday this year reflects on the theme: “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). He reminds us that, “as Christians, we cannot keep the Lord to ourselves,” as we “recall with gratitude all those men and women who by their testimony of life help us to renew our baptismal commitment to be generous and joyful apostles of the Gospel.”
INTERNATIONAL WEEK - PRAYER AND FASTING October 23-31 The 29th IWOPF begins virtually on Saturday, October 23 through October 31, from 10:00am to 3:30pm. For more information please check out the website at: www.iwopf.org
YOUTH MINISTRY: Registration is now open. Please go to the parish website Youth Ministry Page (click the “Get Involved” tab), to register and for more information.
MATTHEW 25 – Donation Dates and Times: Matt 25 needs Fall and Winter clothing, especially winter coats. Donations are accepted on Saturdays each week during thrift store hours of operation, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon. Donations also accepted on Wednesdays during store hours, if needed.
MINKISI’s 24th Annual Mini-Retreat “Brokenhearted and Bound in the Lord!”.
The OLQP Minkisi ministry invites you to the 24th Annual Mini- Retreat, “Brokenhearted and Bound in the Lord!”. Held in Black Catholic History Month, the retreat is on Saturday, November 13, 8:45 am-3:00 pm, ET, in Zoom. Join with retreat director Fr. Robert Boxie, Chaplain of the Howard University Catholic Community, with OLQP 8:00 AM Wake Up Choir director Pedro Hart, and with Cecilia Braveboy, facilitator of Minkisi ministry. For more information and to
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN RACIAL JUSTICE Our young people are increasingly engaged in the promotion of racial justice and equity. What is behind their engagement and what is the nature of their efforts? To learn the answers, join the Racial Justice Ministry for a panel presentation by Brigid Morrow, Darwin Otchere, and Nayana Celine Xavier, all local high school students and leaders in this area. Our panelists will discuss their efforts to further the cause, what motivates them to do this work, and how you can get involved. The panel presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 10, at 7:00 pm, via Zoom. To register, go to surveymonkey.com/r/H39RG6W by November 9.
WRITERS NEEDED! The Advocate is seeking additional staff writers. The OLQP newsletter explores a variety of topics in the context of Catholic social teaching. Each issue features church ministries and members who share their personal stories and the role that OLQP has played in their lives. The Advocate can be found on the OLQP website https:// ourladyqueenofpeace.org. Please contact: Paula Cruickshank, Editor, The Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-216-3045.
FATHER ED KELLY SERIES – The third and final in our 2021 “Ed Talks” series will be Friday, November 12, at 7pm on zoom. We will discuss Spirituality as the Well Spring for Racial Justice. Parishioner and founder of Conversations About Race & Belonging, Michele Chang, will be our speaker. Learn something new and join the online conversation. Interested, contact Sally Diaz-Wells for zoom link: email@example.com.
STAND AND DELIVER SHOWING AND DISCUSSION OCTOBER 22 AND 24 Join St. John Neumann’s Racial Justice Ministry for a showing of the groundbreaking film, Stand and Deliver on Friday, October 22, at 7pm via Zoom. Based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante, this 1988 movie depicts how a group of Hispanic high school students from East Los Angeles overcome poverty and prejudice to master AP Calculus. Would the teacher’s innovative methods and attitude work for disadvantaged adolescents in today’s schools? This and other questions will be covered during our follow-on discussion on Sunday, October 24, also at 7pm via Zoom. Register here by Oct 21: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNGYWP6 .
FALL OPEN HOUSE - Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School Join Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School for their Open House on Sunday, October 24, from 1-4pm! Learn what JP has to offer your child - robust academic programs including STEM, DE courses and Bioethics, vibrant student life and House System, competitive athletics, faith community steeped in Dominican tradition, and more! To RSVP in advance (and to receive a JP gift!), please use this link: https://jpthegreat.schooladminonline.com/portal/ new_inquiry.
OLQP Weekly Moment
Join the parish community on Thursday at 11:45am 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)