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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 mission is to nurture the spirit and to encourage the potential of those we serve through liturgical celebration, educational endeavors and social justice ministries. The parish will continue to identify with its origin as a Black Catholic parish. As a diverse and multi-ethnic congregation we will seek to promote racial harmony and social justice. While our primary focus is within the immediate community, we will also work to provide for the well-being of the marginalized everywhere. In this we strive for our parish community to be a caring, sharing, and loving family.


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OLQP Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, September 7, 1-5 pm

Special Mass Schedule on Picnic Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 am, 12 noon (bilingual) & 6 pm

Plan to join us for this fun-fill day of games, fellowship and great food! If you would like to volunteer or be on the planning committee, please contact
Bernadette Lozano: 571-269-2280

Volunteer Catechists Needed
Confirmation Team: Catechists volunteer two weeks of their time, leading students through planned and prepared lessons and activities to help prepare them for the Sacrament. Commitment equals two consecutive summer weeks (calendared around your availability) from 4:00-8:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
First Communion Team: Volunteers are needed to serve as teachers in our First Communion class. Our Classes meet 6 times during the year for 2 hour time blocks, between November and May. Lessons, materials, and training will be provided. For more details or to volunteer contact Katie, kremedios@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice

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OLQP Goat Project
Last year, Our Lady Queen of Peace helped the Brothers of St. Joseph HIV/AIDS Self-Help Group in Mweiga, Kenya, establish a breeding herd of dairy goats. Check out the photos of the goats OLQP helped to buy...

Gabriel Project
We strive to bring Good News to pregnant women as the angel Gabriel did to Mary. Currently, we need new or gently used baby clothes sizes 6-12 months. We always need wipes (in smaller packages), diapers (size 2, 3 or 4) and baby shampoo. Can you help? Bring to the office marked Gabriel.

Food Pantry - Help Needed
We need help bagging the groceries for the OLQP Food Pantry. Please join us on Mondays at 10 a.m. in Fr. Ray Hall to sort and bag groceries. All ages welcome! End time is by noon, earlier if we have more help! For more info or to volunteer, contact Michelle Knight at mknight@olqpva.org.

JustFAITH 2014/2015
Are you longing to reconnect with your faith and a small community? JustFaith is a four-phase program that uses books, videos, prayer, and conversations about the most difficult topics of the day, face-to-face encounters with the poor, and an exploration of what the Catholic tradition says about addressing injustice in our world. To learn more, come to an Information Session Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Founders' Room. Contact: Michelle Knight, 703-979-5580.


Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax