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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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Eucharistic Ministers Needed
This Lenten season make a commitment to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Those interested in volunteering for this ministry of care and service by distributing the Eucharist at Mass should contact Keren Charles,kerencc@gmail.com, to sign up for a two-hour diocesan training/orientation. Training is mandatory and scheduled locally on Saturday, April 22, 10-12 noon at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington. Alternative dates available at other locations.

Ushers/Greeters Needed
Ushers are needed at all the Masses. Please consider joining the team and serve your community while you attend Mass. You will need to attend the brief training session in the Church on Saturday, March 25 at 11am. Experienced Usher/Greeters are required to attend as well. If you have questions contact Ginny Franco: vfranco1@verizon.net or 703-751-7110.

Annual Retreat
Join men and women of OLQP at Loyola on the Potomac, a Jesuit Retreat House in Faulkner, MD for a retreat based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. It is conducted in silence and includes generous amounts of time for prayer, personal reflection and the cultivation of a deeper relationship with God. Dates: Friday, 21 April to Sunday after lunch, 23 April. Weekend fee: $235 ($185 for first time retreatants and/or young adults up to age 30). A deposit of $115 is required. Contact Thea Barron, theabarron@yahoo.com, 703-354-0580, and for more information or to reserve online: www.loyolaonthepotomac.com.

OLQP Renovation Update
Click here for an update on the state of the project to renovate our parish facilities.


Doing Justice

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CRS Rice Bowls
Our parish will join with over 14,000 communities across the United States in the Lenten journey with the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls. Bowls are available at all Masses this weekend and throughout Lent. Twenty-five percent of Rice Bowl funds collected stay in the Arlington Diocese and grants are given to projects that assist people who are hungry, including OLQP's Food Pantry. Your Lenten sacrifices change lives

Stone Soup Suppers
Every Friday during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1st), we will have a special evening. We will begin with Mass in the Church at 6 pm, move to the Ministry Center and at 6:45 enjoy a soup supper prepared by a different parish ministry each week. At 7:15, there will be a presentation or a film showing followed by table discussion. Our theme this year is "Building Bridges". Plan to join us. NOTE: There will be no 12 noon Mass on Fridays during Lent.

By using Just$ Giant, Safeway and Shoppers grocery cards for your weekly shopping, you are helping orphaned and vulnerable children in Mweiga, Kenya. Cards are sold after most Masses in the back of the church.

Order a "Welcome Your Neighbor" Lawn Sign
Let your immigrant and refugee neighbors know you welcome them. With a tri-colored signs -- in Spanish, English, and Arabic, for your lawn. Order your sign today after Mass or online: https://goo.gl/forms/IaDR4iJ8JRkuSOvz2. Signs are $10 each. Contact: Mary Beth Zimmerman, 703-615-1021 if you have any questions..


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)