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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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Thanksgiving Day Mass
On Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day, Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

OLQP Wins Arlington Human Rights Award
One individual and three non-profit organizations were selected as winners of the 2015 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, the Arlington Human Rights Commission announced. Leni Gonzalez, Hogar Immigrant Services, Nauck Civic Association and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church are this year's honorees. The awards will be presented at a public ceremony and reception on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. in the Arlington County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington VA. All are invited to attend. For more information see Arlington County press release.

Share the Word Bible Study
OLQP will be offering a study of the Gospel of Luke. Our guide will be the Little Rock Scripture Studies. Each lesson consists of a short video followed by group discussion. Study materials will be provided at a cost of $18 per person. The program will begin December 12th. We will meet in the Peace Room from 9:30 to 11:00 on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Please join us as we study and reflect on the word of God at the present moment of our lives. Contact Pat Fitzgibbons - pfitzgibbons@cox.net.

Parish Advisory Board Nominations
Five seats on the PAB are up for election, each for a two-year term. All registered members are encouraged to consider making a nomination. Nomination slips are now available in the sanctuary. The nomination period closes Sunday, November 29th. Each candidate is asked to provide a brief biography (100-150 words) and picture for the insert that will be in the December 5-6 bulletin. The election will be held the weekend of December 12-13 at all Masses (absentee ballots available the weekend of December 5-6). Please contact Tim Murphy with any questions: murph2td@gmail.com.

New OLQP Picture Directory
OLQP will be publishing a new picture directory of parishioners. To schedule a photo session with LifeTouch for yourself or your family, please click on the image below.

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Catholic Foundations Field Trip
The next trip takes place on Saturday, December 5th at 3:00 pm. Join us for a lesson on reconciliation and a tour of the New York Ave-nue Presbyterian Church, worship place of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Lesson begins at 3:00 pm followed by a tour of the historic church. NYAPC is located at 1313 New York Ave, NW DC.


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Thanksgiving Thank You
Our Thanksgiving Basket Distribution was once again a rousing success. We were able to provide a turkey, sides and a pie to 254 families! Thank you for making Thanksgiving a little brighter for our neighbors in need.

Building Forever Families Potluck
Join us on Sunday Dec. 6 from 4-6pm for a festive and educational gathering with current and prospective adoptive & foster families. Anyone interested in the topic of caring for orphaned children is invited to join us, and of course all children are welcome! Come for food and fellowship, and stay for the 6pm mass. Contact Rebecca.E.Carpenter@gmail.com for more information.

Black Friday Prayer Vigil
Join fellow parishioners, OLQP priests, and former IWJ leader Kim Bobo at peaceful prayer vigils at local Alexandria Walmart stores. Exact details still being coordinated; please watch next week's bulletin for details. It's a beautiful way to take a stand against the corporate greed of the day and to support workers in their struggle for a living wage. Email Michelle Knight with questions: mknight@olqpva.org.

Shoe Box Gifts
Every year OLQP prepares shoe box gifts for the homeless. Find a shoe box and fill it with personal hygiene products and inexpensive extras such as socks, candy, a notebook and pen, or playing cards. Bring it to the parish by the weekend of December 12-13, when there will be an all-day wrapping session. On December 17, delivery will start...For more information, contact Ann Felker, gr8est9@gmail.com.

The Giving Tree - Support SEEC Day Laborers!
We invite you to support the parish in providing lunch to the Shirlington Day Laborers through the Brown Bag Lunch Program. Please take a 'brown bag angel' ornament from the basket under the giving tree, place your donation inside the ornament and hang it on the tree. The tree will be in the sanctuary throughout the Christmas season.


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)