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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.



Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
On Ash Wednesday, February 10th, there will be Mass at 8 am, 12 noon, 5 pm (Family), 7 pm (Bilingual/ Bilingüe) and a 9 pm Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes.

Lent: The Light is on for You
The Sacrament of Penance is offered each Wednesday Evening during Lent from 6:30 to 8 pm. At the same time, Reconciliation Services & Sung Stations of the Cross will be offered:
Reconciliation Services
7 pm - February 17
7 pm - March 2, Bilingual
6:30 pm - March 16, Family Service (open to all)
Sung Stations of the Cross
7 pm - February 24, March 9, March 23

Young Adult Retreat
There will be a retreat for young adults February 19-21, 2016 at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison, VA. The cost is $240 per person, which covers very comfortable sleeping and healthy, tasty meals. Please e-mail Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org if you plan on attending or would like more information.

Fr. Ray Hall Closed
Fr. Ray Hall has officially closed for renovations.


Doing Justice

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Stone Soup Suppers
On Fridays during Lent, there will be Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by a soup supper at 6:45 p.m. in the Founders Room. Each Friday there will be a different speaker and topic. February 12: Introduction to the Jubilee Year of Mercy(Fr. Tim Hickey, CSSp); February 19: Care for our Common Home (Catholic Climate Covenant); February 26: Stop Human Trafficking (Migration and Refugee Services); March 4: Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants (US Conference of Catholic Bishops); March 11: Fair Trade--The Dignity of Work (Catholic Relief Services); March 18: Criminal Justice Reform (Catholic Mobilizing Network).

Winter Jackets Needed
With the cold weather now upon us, Matthew 25 Bazaar needs additional warm winter jackets, especially for men and children. Shorter jackets are more suitable for the needs of the customers. There is also a need for men's winter clothing. Thank you for your donations and support!

Food Collection Weekend
February 13-14 is the weekend to stock our Food Pantry. Please pick up a grocery bag and/or a list to fill and return next weekend. Consider bringing any of the following: instant yellow corn tortilla flour (masa harina), canola or corn oil, cereal, canned tuna, and canned fruit. Other items that go into the bags include: pasta sauce, pasta, canned vegetables, rice, dried beans, and macaroni and cheese. Thank you for your donations!

Human Trafficking
Human trafficking, a modern form of slavery, is present right here in our Northern Virginia community. Learn more and become aware. Join us on Monday, February 8 at 7:15 in the Ministry Center Founders Room to observe the International Day of Prayer and Awareness of Human Trafficking. Expert speakers will share information about trafficking. For more information, please contact the Labor and Income Inequality Ministry Team --anne.murphy2244@gmail.com or mooneyd@bishopireton.org.


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)