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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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Once again our parish community is coming together in a BIG way --- nearly SIX HUNDRED of you have RSVP'd to attend this Saturday's Anniversary Celebration!!! Because of the large volume of guests expected to attend, we wanted to provide you with several pieces of information that give you a better sense of what to expect that evening. We strongly urge and respectfully ask you to read through this information in advance of the event --- Not just to maximize your own enjoyment, but also for the benefit and consideration of all of our guests. Thank you in advance for your patience throughout the evening in what is guaranteed to include long lines for both food and auction checkouts. Reminder that this event is FREE to all parishioners who would like to attend and will be held rain or shine. Questions can continue to be directed to parish staff or 70years@olqpva.org. Please click on the following links for important information:

  • Things to Know about OLQP's 70th Anniversary Celebration Event
  • Schedule of the Evening
  • Auction Catalogue and Executive Summary of Auction Items - *Currently the Executive Summary is available online. The FULL Auction Catalogue is expected to be posted here by FRIDAY MORNING*. Please especially read through this auction catalogue both to familiarize yourself with the items you would like to bid on, but also to learn about how you can win some of the "seats" at silent auction experiences simply by putting your one "Golden Ticket" into the jars/envelopes of eligible auction items.


Doing Justice


"Plot Against Hunger" Garden Update
A volunteer team of 8 parishioners has planted tomatoes, red and jalapeño peppers, eggplant, collards, kale, cucumbers, squash and green beans. We harvested 18 quart bags of lettuce so far for the Food Pantry with more on the way! For our newly planted tomatoes, we would greatly appreciate gently used tomato cages for 12 tomato plants. Please leave adjacent to the trees near the garden and we will put it to good use promptly.

Paper Grocery Bags Needed
The OLQP Food Pantry uses paper grocery bags with handles for our large number of participants who come to the pantry only one time. We are running short of bags and would be happy to take your excess. Leave them in the food collection bin. Thank you!

OLQP Delegation in Medor, Haiti
Two members, Kris Casey and Bob Efimba, are there for the first time. Other team members include Kathy Desmond, Dave Carlson, and Dr. Sue Carlson. During the trip, they will check on the programs supported by OLQP. They will visit the schools and see how the com-puter lab is operating. They will meet with the sisters and visit the clinics they are operating. They also will visit the tree nurseries and observe some of the trees planted on the mountainside to see how they are helping to prevent erosion. They will meet with the clean water/sanitation committee and the parish council and continue to deepen our relationship with the Medor community. To learn about the trip, visit Dr. Sue's blog at marysusancarlson.tumblr.com.


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)