"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.
PROTECT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging Catholics to contact their representatives to support the Guaranteed Refugee Admissions Ceiling Enhancement (GRACE) Act, S. 1088, H.R. 2146, which would set 95,000 as the minimum number of refugees allowed to resettle here. The current minimum is 30,000 and there are 1.4 million worldwide needing resettlement. Go to JusticeforImmigrants.org to take action on this important issue.
CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2019-2020 Faith Formation program continues each Sunday through Sept 27 after ll Masses (except Labor Day weekend). Please plan to stop by the FF Table after Mass within the next couple of weeks. Information and registration forms will be available. Online registration is also available here. Contact our new Director with any questions, Alex Hernandez: firstname.lastname@example.org Please save these important dates:
USHER MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - ALL MASSES
We have an urgent need for Ushers at all the Masses. Please consider joining the team. Serve your community while you attend Mass either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly -- whatever fits your schedule. Attend a brief training session with Fr. Tim in the Church on Saturday, Sept 21, at 11:30 am. Experienced Usher are expected to attend as well. If you have questions, contact Ginny Franco: 703-751-7110 or email@example.com
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR 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 and/or become fully integrated into the Catholic community of believers through the RCIA process. If you are looking into fully realizing your faith walk, you are invited and encouraged to participate. RCIA is also seeking members of our community who are willing to support our candidates during the RCIA journey. This can take several forms: journeying with a specific individual during the coming year as a sponsor or supporting one of our candidates through prayer and periodic messages of support. Companions are not required to attend our weekly RCIA sessions. The journey begins on Thursday, September 19. For information, contact Kevin and Alice Curtin: 703-461-3082 firstname.lastname@example.org
CARPENTER'S SHELTER DINNER - SEPTEMBER 19
Our menu this month is pasta salads, green beans, fruit salad, brownies and lemonade. Please email email@example.com (or call 703-462-4842) to offer contributions or access signup online. (We are working on returning the back-of-church sign-up for October.) Contributions can be brought to the Parish Office kitchen Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 labeled "Carpenter’s Shelter" and placed in refrigerator, freezer, or counter. Please do not leave food in Founders Room kitchen or Fr. Ray Hall kitchen. If delivering on day of dinner, we'll gladly receive it at Father Ray Hall between 4 and 5 pm. If bringing food directly to Carpenter’s Shelter (located temporarily at Landmark Mall) label clearly “OLQP, Dinner, Thursday Sept19" and let Mary know. Thank you!
INTERGENERATIONAL ACTIVITY - SEPTEMBER 21
Come out to help those coming to our southern border by making bags so that they can take their few belongings from the detention centers. We are sending the bags to Sr Norma in Brownsville, Texas who has a respite center. Saturday, September 21, Father Ray Hall, 10 until 1 pm. Come out and sew, cut, pin and the children are encouraged to come help decorate the bags. Questions, please contact Emma Grayeb, firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER NEEDED - "THE ADVOCATE"
Our parish newsletter, is seeking a new layout and design person. The quarterly publication spotlights OLQP members, ministries, and social justice issues. Contact: Paula Cruickshank, Editor (703-533-7355). Please go to https://www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org/news-and-bulletins.html to see our newsletters.
SEPTEMBER 9: FEAST OF BLESSED JACQUES LAVAL
Fr. Jacques Laval is the first Spiritan to be beatified in 1979. He was known as the "Apostle of Mauritius" because he converted 67,000 people in that country to the Roman Catholic faith. Find out more about his life here.
Sunday 9/22 - Young Adult Potluck - 7:15 pm - Founders Room
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)