WEATHER ALERT 2/12/2016: On Friday, February 12th, there will be evening Mass but the Stone Soup Supper and Fr. Tim's presentation and all other parish evening activities are canceled per the parish's inclement weather policy.

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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.



Lent: The Light is on for You
The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Wednesday Evening during Lent from 6:30 to 8 pm. At the same time, Reconciliation Services & Sung Stations of the Cross will be offered:
Reconciliation Services
7 pm - February 17
7 pm - March 2, Bilingual
6:30 pm - March 16, Family Service (open to all)
Sung Stations of the Cross
7 pm - February 24, March 9, March 23

Young Adult Retreat
There will be a retreat for young adults February 19-21, 2016 at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison, VA. The cost is $240 per person, which covers very comfortable sleeping and healthy, tasty meals. Please e-mail Mike Mothes at if you plan on attending or would like more information.

Altar Server Training
Attention boys and girls, teens, young adults and adults, an Altar Server training is scheduled for: Saturday, February 27 - 11:30 am-1:30 pm, in the Church. If you are a current server, please join us for a refresher course. If you would like to join this ministry, we welcome you -- you must have received your First Holy Communion. Please let us know you plan to attend by contacting John Ruby:


Doing Justice

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Stone Soup Suppers
On Fridays during Lent, there will be Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by a soup supper at 6:45 p.m. in the Founders Room. Each Friday there will be a different speaker and topic. February 12: Introduction to the Jubilee Year of Mercy(Fr. Tim Hickey, CSSp); February 19: Care for our Common Home (Catholic Climate Covenant); February 26: Stop Human Trafficking (Migration and Refugee Services); March 4: Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants (US Conference of Catholic Bishops); March 11: Fair Trade--The Dignity of Work (Catholic Relief Services); March 18: Criminal Justice Reform (Catholic Mobilizing Network).

Food Collection Weekend
February 13-14 is the weekend to stock our Food Pantry. Please pick up a grocery bag and/or a list to fill and return next weekend. Consider bringing any of the following: instant yellow corn tortilla flour (masa harina), canola or corn oil, cereal, canned tuna, and canned fruit. Other items that go into the bags include: pasta sauce, pasta, canned vegetables, rice, dried beans, and macaroni and cheese. Thank you for your donations!

Carpenter's Shelter Supper
Thanks you for your ongoing support of the Carpenter's Shelter Supper. Our meal for Thursday, February 18 is: Tacos, Corn Bread, Salad, Green Beans, and Cookies/Brownies. The sign up board is in the back of the church. Please bring your donations, marked Carpenter's Shelter, to the Ministry Center Founders Room no later than 4:45 pm the day of the supper. Any questions, please contact Finnie Caldwell at


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)