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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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Director of Religious Education
OLQP is seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education for Pre-K-6 faith formation. Responsibilities include administration of the faith formation program, recruiting and providing on-going training and support for catechists, manages program content, RE budget, coordinates with other pastoral staff and ministries and activities. The successful candidate will ideally have degrees in theology and or education and, Spanish language skills, though not required, are highly desirable. Please respond with letter of interest and resume to office@olqpva.org by July 28th.

Social Justice Outreach Minister
The parish is seeking a full time social justice outreach minister to replace Michelle Knight who will be moving out of the area. For a full description of the position and necessary qualifications please contact us at: office@olqpva.org. Deadline for application is July 30, 2017.

Baptism Hospitality Ministry
Can you spare a couple of hours once a month (or less) on Saturday mornings to help with hospitality? A new ministry is forming to assist the priests/deacon with Baptisms. Volunteers help with very basic setup, organize families as they arrive for the baptism ceremony and assist the priest/deacon as needed with the Baptism Rite. Training provided. If you are a friendly, welcoming person with good organizational skills, your presence and commitment to this new ministry will help tremendously. Please contact Cecilia Lopez, re@olqpva.org.

OLQP Annual Parish Picnic
The annual picnic will be on Sunday, September 10, 1-5 pm at Barcroft Park. Details to come. Special Mass schedule on Picnic Sunday -- a combined 12 noon bilingual Mass will take the place of the 11:15 am and 1 pm Masses.


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OLQP Backpack and School Supplies Drive
Donations of backpacks and school supplies continue to be needed and accepted. Place your donations in the blue bins in the parking lot, marked "Backpack Drive". We hope to provide filled backpacks to 200 children this year. Thank you for your donations.

Matt 25 Donation Break
The ministry is overwhelmed with donations. We are blessed with your support but not with space. Please hold your donations of clothing and household items until July 15.

Mobile Market Help Needed
Thursday, July 20, is our monthly mobile food pantry from the Capital Area Food Bank. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 to noon to package and distribute produce. Please contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org.

Carpenter's Shelter Supper - July 20
This month's meal is sub sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit and brownies. Please sign up on the board in the back of church. Bring your food to the Parish Office Building kitchen/refrigerator (not the Ministry Center) as the fridge in the Founders Room is temporarily full with Sunday breakfast supplies. But if you deliver between 4:00-4:45 on Thursday, it can be brought to the Founders Room. Questions? Contact Mary Resnick, mary.resnick@gmail.com. Thank you!


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)