our mission black and white hands

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.



A Message from Katie Remedios, OLQP's DRE
"After many years of shaping a program of faith development for the parish, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as your Director of Religious Education. It has been an honor to serve the community, work with so many amazing children, and support hundreds of parents as the first and best teacher of the faith. I have completed everything that I was asked to do when first recruited by the Staff of OLQP; to build a system of faith formation that allows our children to not only know Jesus, but to love and serve him as disciples in action...." Read Katie's full statement in this week's bulletin.We wish Katie well in her future endeavors.

Theology on Tap
Thursday, May 25, 7 PM, at Lost Dog Café at 2920 Columbia Pike in Arlington. All are welcome! Free underground parking available on Walter Reed Dr., around the corner from Lost Dog's front entrance.

Young Adult Potluck
Join us Sunday, May 28, after 6pm Mass in the Founders Room starting at 7:15PM for this month's potluck. Our theme to kick-off summer will be "cookout" so plan on grilling and enjoying the patio (weather permitting). Bring your favorite cookout food/drink! All are welcome.

Graduation Bulletin Photos
Each year, OLQP proudly honors our recent graduates by publishing their picture in the Graduation Bulletin. We include middle school, high school and college. Email your graduate's photo to office@olqpva.org and include a notation with the graduate's name and school. The deadline is June 18 for publication in the June 25 Graduation Bulletin.

OLQP Youth Theatre
Our Lady Queen of Peace Youth Theater will be performing the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" on May 26th-May 28th. Contact Mike Mothes for advance ticket sales. Adults = $10. Kids = $5. Family of four or more = $25. Performances are scheduled for Friday May 26th at 7:00pm, Saturday May 27th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday May 28th at 3:00pm in Father Ray Hall.


Doing Justice

filling bags of food

Generosity Rules at OLQP
OLQP parishioners raised $6,059 through our Lenten CRS Rice Bowls project. As for the next generation, this year's First Communion Class at OLQP saved their allowances, did chores, sold lollipops, had bake sales and then donated all the money to support the clean water program in Medor, Haiti. The total came to $1,235.13. Pere Luckson, pastor of our sister parish, thanked the children for their generosity saying, "your gesture of solidarity with the people of Medor bears witness to the presence of Christ in your heart."

Gabriel Project
Volunteers needed on Wednesday mornings (9:30-11:30am) to help give out baby things. Spanish speaking a plus. Contact: shari.zamarra@gmail.com or 703-323-9367/p>

May: National Foster Care Month
Building Forever Families (BFF) is planning to celebrate National Foster Care Month on the weekend of May 20 and 21. We will be collecting backpacks and personal items for foster children to carry from one home to another. The BFF will provide more information about appropriate items in the coming weeks. See www.comfortcases.org for more info.

JustFaith Ministries and Bread For the World have developed an 8 session, small group program called A Faithful Response To Food Insecurity. OLQP is offering this program for the first 13 people who enroll. The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings in the Ministry Center from 7:00pm - 9:00pm beginning June 6. For more information, contact one of the facilitators - Anne Murphy, 703-536-4106 or anne.murphy2244@gmail.com; Evelyn Brown, evelynabrown@gmail.com.


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)