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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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Lent and Holy Week
The schedule of activities and services for Lent and Holy Week is now available on the Mass Schedule page.

Join the OLQP RE families as we tour the Franciscan Monastery and pray the Stations of the Cross. Our event begins at 2pm, 1400 Quincy Street, NE Washington DC. For more information contact Katie, kremedios@olqpva.org

Ministers of Holy Communion Wanted
We are currently recruiting for additional Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for all of our Masses. This is a wonderful ministry of service with responsibilities taking place during Mass. Please contact Liza Karlin, elizabethkarlin@gmail.com by March 22 if interested or have questions. New ministers must attend a Diocesan sponsored training/orientation session scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington (other dates/locations available). Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion receive a mandate from Bishop Loverde to serve for five years, renewable once. Fr. Tim provides in-house training which will be scheduled in the spring.

BUILDING FOREVER FAMILIES ministry, which supports and advocates for adoptive/foster families and children who have been orphaned, will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 4th in the Peace Room of the Ministry Center. We have many interesting and meaningful activi- ties planned for 2015, which we'll continue discussing at our next meeting. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7 pm. Children are always welcome at our meetings. We hope you can join us! Contact Rebecca.E.Carpenter@gmail.com for more information.


Doing Justice

Matt 25

Volunteers Needed for Matt 25
Our popular clothing bazaar, Matt 25, is in need of volunteers to work in the store on Saturdays and Sundays, 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and Thursdays, 11:45 pm to 3:45 pm. You can volunteer once a month or every week, whatever your schedule allows. Please contact Sally Diaz-Wells, sikissie@aol.com or Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org, 703-979-5580.

Children's Book Collection
The OLQP Book Shelf Ministry will sponsor a children's book drive, collecting new and gently used books to stock the Book Boxes, or, "Little Libraries" that have been built to serve children living in challenging situations. Bring a donation of books to Mass next Sunday and place it in the bin located at the front of the church. A meeting of this new ministry is also scheduled for Monday, February 9th at 7:00pm in MC classroom 1. Please contact Katie at Kremedios@OLQPVA.org for more information.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is encouraging Catholics around the world to pray and fast in solidarity with those who are most affected by the changing global cli- mate. Every day of Lent a different country will be fasting in unity with the poor. To join the American hunger fast on March 16, visit http:// catholicclimatemovement.global/ and https://franciscanaction.org/ article/sign-fast-climate-justice-march-16th.


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)