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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.



Holiday Mass Schedule
Click on the Mass Schedules page to see the special schedule for holiday masses and other services.

Parish Advisory Board
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Parish Advisory Board: Finnie Caldwell, Bobby McMahan, Betty Mills, Chuck Moran, Tim Murphy, Susan Savage, and Kate White. They join current members: Keren Charles, Carmen Diaz, Joanna Lovo, Koube Ngaaje, and Carlos Perez.

Water into Wine
The Water into Wine ministry at OLQP offers marriage preparation weekends three times per year. Our next Water into Wine session will take place the weekend of January 24th. Couples spend Friday night and all day Saturday with us. The weekend will end with the 5:30 pm mass Saturday. The format includes one-on-one discussions, presentations from married couples sharing their experiences of marriage, and small group discussions. Please call the church office to register or for more details call Paul and Mary Kay Schoen: 703-751-2257.

Youth/Young Adult Minister Wanted
OLQP is seeking an energetic Youth and Young Adult Minister. Responsibilities include curriculum development, program management, short- and long-range planning, facilitating youth group events and activities, fostering mission opportunities and retreats, and training and working with volunteers. We are seeking someone who has the ability to work with a culturally and geographically diverse group, is fluent in both English and Spanish, has formal training in Youth Ministry, can actively participate in all youth activities and parish worship at the 6 pm Youth Adult Mass, and has excellent communication and good computer skills. A minimum of a BA in a relevant field such as catechesis, pastoral ministry, or theology is required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to the Youth and Young Adult Minister Search Committee at office@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice


Sock Drive - Thank You
Thank you to everyone who donated socks. The confirmation class reached their goal of 451 pairs of socks which will be donated to ASPAN so they can distribute them to people in need.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thanksgiving is coming and OLQP will furnish hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to those in need. We need the following items: canned vegetables, gravy (jar or can), boxed instant potatoes, boxed stuffing mix, canned pumpkin or fruit pie filling, canned cranberries, 10-15 lb. turkey. Please wait until November 20 or later to drop off your turkey. Volunteers are needed after all Masses this Sunday, November 23rd, to help bag donated food in Fr. Ray Hall. Volunteers will also be needed for the distribution days, November 24 and 25 from 9 to 1 pm. Please contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org to volunteer.

Bakers Wanted
Each year we bake over 200 pies to accompany our Thanksgiving baskets to those in need. This year we are in desperate need of bakers. Baking will take place in the parish hall on Saturday, November 22 starting at 10 a.m. through the afternoon, or you may drop off a pie you've already baked at home. To volunteer, contact Katie Remedios: kremedios@olqpva.org.

Black Friday Prayer Vigil
Join other OLQP parishioners and Interfaith Worker Justice Exec. Dir. Kim Bobo at 2 peaceful prayer vigils on Black Friday, praying for a livable wage at Walmart. We will be at the Walmart at 6303 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria, at 9 am, and at 7910 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria at 10 am. Come to one or both! RSVP to Michelle at mknight@olqpva.org.


Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)