Pastoral Care / Hospitality

Pastoral Care

Visitation Ministry
The Visitation Ministry includes Communion Ministers and visitation volunteers who visit the homebound, elderly and hospitalized parishioners and community members. We are looking for referrals of homebound, elderly and hospitalized people who would be interested in a visit or would like the Eucharist brought to their home or hospital bed. If you have a referral, or would like a visit yourself, contact us!
Contact to Volunteer: Marcia Fulham - 703-519-8509,
Pat Daniels - 703-354-3792,
Contact for visitation request: Fr. Tim Hickey - 703-979-5580,

Gay, Lesbian, Friends & Family Ministry
This ministry works to build an affirming parish community where all people experience God's promise and love. Members host educational and awareness-raising activities, provide advocacy on social justice issues, and provide support to the GLBT community, their friends and families.
Contact: Vicki Strimel - 571-257-7376,

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry is a pastoral program designed to offer compassionate Christian caregiving to any parishioner who may be struggling with loss or suffering due to challenging situations and transitions, such as loss of loved one, divorce, illness, job loss, etc. A trained Stephen Minister can meet weekly, one-on-one for confidential listening, support, and prayer as requested.
Contacts: Joan Brown 703-791-2975, Bill Casey 703-568-3438, Donna Davis 571-331-0133,

Hispanic Issues Committee
Knowing that "We are the Church," and recognizing that language is often a barrier for the Spanish speaking community, a group of bilingual parishioners of the 1:00 PM community come together to provide orientation and information about specific social, legal and educational issues for the Spanish speaking community.
Contact: Emma Grayeb,


Hospitality Ministry
This team of volunteers assists with hospitality for parish gatherings -- clergy celebrations, anniversaries, sacramental receptions (Confirmation and First Communion), parish socials, etc. Assistance includes decorating, offering hospitality, setup and cleanup of buffet table and kitchen cleanup. Volunteer as often as once a month or on occasion. If you are new to the parish, this is a fun way to get involved and meet lots of people.
Contact: Christina Kozyn - 703-979-5580,

Funeral Reception Ministry
A true expression of care and condolence, these volunteers provide families who have lost a loved ones with peace of mind knowing the reception is taken care of from setup to cleanup. A typical event involves setting up a coffee station, setting out food and replenishing the buffet table, and kitchen and reception space cleanup. Food is provided by the family -- most use caterers. Being a part of this ministry is a wonderful gift to grieving families. Funerals are typically scheduled mid-day during the week and on Saturdays. Team coordinator and members are needed.
Contact: Christina Kozyn - 703-979-5580,

Breakfast Crew
The Sunday Breakfast ministry currently on hiatus due to renovations is one of the most beloved ministries of the parish -- the ministry that provides for our fellowship and has been happening since the mid 1960s. Affordable, complete breakfast is sold after the 9:30 and 11:15 Masses on Sunday mornings. The only real issue with breakfast is an overcrowded parking lot! There are nine separate crews, each with their own leader and each assigned to a particular Sunday. It is a great way to get to know our community and each team inevitably develops a smaller community. It is a great way to socialize while doing a great service to our church!
Interim contact: Kelly Lesperance -202-413-6805,

Picnic Committee
This committee is responsible for planning the annual parish picnic each September. If you enjoy working with people and planning social get-togethers, we warmly welcome you to contribute your talents and ideas to this ministry.
Contact: Bernie Lozano - 571-236-7664,

Welcome Committee
If you enjoy meeting new people and are by nature a congenial person, this is the volunteer position for you. Members are dedicated to offering a warm greeting to all as the congregation gathers for worship. Committee members acknowledge visitors with a simple gift, register regular attendees, and welcome new members. They also enhance the Usher/Greeter ministry.
Contact: Debra Johnson - 703-256-1646,

Spirited Speakers Toastmasters
Spirited Speakers Toastmasters Club, a chapter of Toastmaster's International, was founded in October 1997 to empower its members in the art of communication. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at OLQP. All are welcome.
Contact: Wilfred Braveboy - 703-979-1699,

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)