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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.

Young Adult Praise & Worship
Our 6 pm Young Adult Choir will be leading a Praise & Worship session on August 3rd at 7:30 pm. Please join us in the church for an hour of great music and fellowship. No musical talent is required. The evening begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Contact Rachel Tenpenny-Chigas for more information: raychelynn_11@hotmail.com

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.


Doing Justice

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OLQP Backpack and School Supplies Drive
We continue to collect school supplies until the first weekend in August. We are collecting to fill 213 backpacks, but we need 62 more backpacks. The most needed school supplies include: glues sticks, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, highlighters, binders and notebook paper. Place your donations in the blue bins in the parking lot. Thank you for your helping our student neighbors arrive prepared for school!

Just$ Giant and Shoppers Cards
By using these cards for your grocery shopping, you're helping the Brothers of St. Joseph in Kenya minister to the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS. Currently, the Brothers are in need of funds to educate orphaned children through vocational training, especially those who did not perform very well in primary school and are not accepted for secondary school.


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)