Sacraments

baptismThe Sacraments are a visible sign of life and vitality of the Church.

For other sacramental needs, please feel free to contact the parish office.

Baptisms
Baptisms are scheduled weekly at a regular weekend Mass with some exceptions. Families desiring baptism for babies and young children gather once prior to the celebration to discuss the nature of the sacrament, the meaning of the Liturgy and the responsibilities of caring for a precious child of God. To arrange for a baptism and preparation, please contact Christina Kozyn at the parish office at 703-979 -5580 or by email: ckozyn@ourladyqueenofpeace.org
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

First Communion
Our First Communion program has been developed to facilitate and support our parents as "first and best teachers of the faith", enabling them to prepare their children at home for the sacrament of First Holy Communion. This program is a part of our family based model of religious education. Each family receives family friendly textbooks, clearly defined and detailed learning objectives, and actual teaching guides to help you teach the material to your child. This material will include; vocabulary, prayers, home lesson plans and even time management charts to keep you on schedule. During the course of the program, the children will attend a series of four Saturday Workshops, to review, reinforce, and evaluate student understanding. A mentor program has been established to assist families who would like additional instructional support. The First Communion program begins in September and concludes with the celebration of the sacrament in May. Parents must register in person by attending a parent information session held each year in September.

For information on First Communion, please contact our Religious Education Director Katie Remedios at 703-979-5580 or email kremedios@ourladyqueenofpeace.org.
Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 1-5 pm

Confirmation
The confirmation program of Our Lady Queen of Peace is a one year course of study, with student preparation beginning in February and concluding with the celebration of the sacrament in the spring of the following year. The program is open to any student in grade 7, 13 years of age or older. Our program is defined and developed through four specific stages of instruction: Getting to Know My Church, Getting to Know Myself, Getting to Know My Community, and Understanding the Sacrament. Each stage of instruction is also complimented and supported by student workshops, service projects, and social activities. Families must register in person by attending a program information session held each year in September.
Contact Katie Remedios for preparation at 703-979-5580 or email Kremedios@ourladyqueenofpeace.org

Marriage Preparation
Congratulations! Please contact Fr. Tim, Fr. Brandon, or Deacon Tony at least six months before wedding date to complete requirements. To help you get ready for this sacrament, OLQP offers Water into Wine, a marriage preparation program that is given for engaged couples three weekends per year. The program consists of talks and workshops presented over a day and a half by a team of married couples on such topics as Children, Daily Living, Life Challenges, and more. In addition, meals and snacks are provided during the weekends by a team of hospitality couples. Engaged couples are typically referred to this program by the priest who is preparing them for the sacrament of marriage. For more information about program and dates and to register for Water into Wine sessions, see the Water into Wine brochure.

Reconciliation
Saturdays 4:45-5:15 pm and by appointment

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax
office@ourladyqueenofpeace.org
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)