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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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Hispanic Heritage Month
OLQP's Hispanic Prayer Group Mateo 25 invites the entire parish to join in celebration of our great diversity we so much cherish. Journey with us south of the border, sample delicious foods, natural drinks, enjoy folk performances from different parts of Latin America, and much more. Festivities will take place on Sunday, September 25th after the 1 pm Mass until 4:30 pm, in the courtyard between the Hall and Church.

First Communion and Confirmation Registration
First Communion Registration will be on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm and Confirmation Registration will be on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 pm. Because we anticipate very large classes this year and have limited parish resources, participation is only open to families actively worshipping at OLQP, and enrolled in our Religious Education program. For more information contact Katie: Kremedios@olqpva.org

Fall 2016 Advocate
The Fall 2016 issue of The Advocate is out, with articles about VOICE, the parish's Circle program, and a special interview with OLQP parishioner and nonviolent activist, Judith Kelly, author of Just Call Me Jerzy: Popieluszko in the United States and Canada .

OLQP Parish Picnic - October 9th
This year the annual parish picnic will be on Sunday, October 9th at Barcroft Park from 1-5 pm . Details will be coming soon. There will be a special Mass schedule on picnic Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 am, 12 noon bilingual and 6 pm. (The 11:15 am Mass and 1 pm Mass in Spanish will be cancelled on 10/9.)


Doing Justice

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Voter Registration at OLQP
The Labor & Income Inequality Team is making voter registration available at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 following each Mass. Register for the first time or update your address. We will also have voter ID information and absentee ballot applications. If you have any questions or would like to assist with this effort contact Ginny Franco: vfranco1@verizon.net, 703-751-7110.

Consistent Ethic of Life Team
Please join us on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 in the Ministry Center for the inaugural meeting. In July, Fr. Tim gave an insightful presentation on the Consistent Ethic of Life and helped us to understand that our concern for life encompasses all of our social justice work. Come and help us to build this team and its work in our parish. More information, Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org.

ED Talk
Join the Labor Team for their presentation on raising the Virginia minimum wage featuring an organizer and worker from UFCW Local 400 Sunday 9/25 at 7:15 pm in the Ministry Center. Another edition of our ED Talks: Challenging your Mind, Soul and Heart, in honor of Fr. Ed Kelly.


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)