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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.



Spring 2017 Advocate
Check out the Spring 2017 issue of The Advocate, OLQP's newsletter, which features articles about some of the families who make up our parish.

Bridging the Divide Group
A special invitation to our High School teens: You are invited to be a member of the inaugural Bridging the Divide Group at OLQP. Our mission is to create spaces where are youth can enter into conversations about otherness and stay engaged through the development of personal awareness, literacy on race, racism, and privilege, and begin a dialogue about actions that bridge the gaps between others and ourselves. There will be a Parent and Teen Information Meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:15pm and future sessions are listed in the bulletin. Please contact Youth Minister Mike Mothes for more information at mmothes@olqpva.org or 703-303-5224. Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:15pm: Parent and Teen Information Meeting

Young Adult Spring Retreat
Please join us on our Young Adult (ages 18-35) Spring Retreat May 12th-14th at Loyola on the Potomac Retreat Center in Maryland. The retreat runs from Friday night through Sunday morning. Saturday only commuter option is available. All participants will have their own bedroom and meals will be provided. Total cost is $170 per person. Partial and full scholarships are available, as well as assistance with transportation. Please contact Young Adult Minister Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org or call him at 703-303-5224 for more information and to register.

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. Tickets will go on sale soon!


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CRS Rice Bowls
We are still accepting CRS Rice Bowl donations. A collection basket is in the sanctuary to the right of the Baptismal Font. Checks for your donation can be made payable to OLQP with CRS Rice Bowl on the memo line.

May Day Discussion
The Labor Team is hosting a discussion of the "Signs of the Times: Labor, Globalization & Inequality" on Monday May 1 at 7pm in the Founders Room. Fellow parishioner and Teamsters Dir. of Global Strategies, Tim Beaty, will be discussing what our faith teaches, what workers and unions are doing to ensure human dignity is respected, and how we can stand with those being exploited at work around the world. Come for an informative evening, and enjoy a wonderful celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker! Email Laura at HTLAURA1@gmail.com with questions.

Earth Day Celebration
The parish Integrity of Creation Team is sponsoring an afternoon of Caring for Creation workshops on Sunday May 7 from 3:30=5:30 in the Ministry Center. Come to learn about food sustainability, faith and diet; bee keeping as a practice of Earth honoring faith, gardening with the care of creation in mind and home energy reduction. Questions? Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org.

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. The next meeting of the BFF will be Wednesday, May 3 in the Founder's Room starting at 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact Debra or Ralph Johnson at debralpholqp@gmail.com or Rebecca Carpenter at Rebecca.E.Carpenter@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)