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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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Lent and Holy Week
The schedule of activities and services for Lent and Holy Week is now available on the Mass Schedule page.

Young Adult Potluck
The young adult potluck will be after the 6 pm Mass on March 22 in the Founders Room starting at 7:15 pm. The theme is St. Patrick's Day. All are welcome and invited to bring a favorite St. Patrick's Day food or drink to share. The Founders Room will be open and available before Mass if food needs to keep refrigerated, heated, or plugged in.

Easter Flower Memorial
We invite you to remember a deceased loved one with an Easter flower memorial. The memorials will be published in the Easter Sunday bulletin, April 5. Please complete the form in this Sunday's bulletin, attach a check payable to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church ("flower memorial" on the memo line -- donation amount is at your discretion) and send to the parish office by Monday, March 30th, attention Christina.

Ministers of Holy Communion Wanted
We are currently recruiting for additional Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for all of our Masses. This is a wonderful ministry of service with responsibilities taking place during Mass. Please contact Liza Karlin, elizabethkarlin@gmail.com by March 22 if interested or have questions. New ministers must attend a Diocesan sponsored training/orientation session scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington (other dates/locations available). Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion receive a mandate from Bishop Loverde to serve for five years, renewable once. Fr. Tim provides in-house training which will be scheduled in the spring.

Fr. Francis Libermann, CSSp
If you wish to learn more about this amazing man, and the growth and evolution of the Spiritans, please join us for a pot luck dinner, Tuesday, April 14 (6:30-9:30 pm Founders Room), where we will commemorate Fr. Libermann's enduring contributions to the Spiritan Congregation. This event will celebrate our own Spiritan priests and their many gifts to our spiritual lives and parish. Please contact Gail Evans(tocgee@gmail.com) or Joan Brown (jmbrown2587@msn.com), for more information.


Doing Justice

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Stone Soup Supper
Come to our final Lenten Stone Soup Supper on Friday, March 27. We begin with Mass in the Church at 6, then soup in the Founders Room at 6:45. At 7:15, there will be a panel of parishioners sharing their stories about "Being Catholic in the LGBT community". All are welcome! More information: Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org, 703-979-5580.

International Trade/Labor Presentation
Fellow parishioner Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies for the Teamsters, will give the presentation on April 12th at 7:15 pm in the Founders Room. All are welcome to attend. In the meantime, please consider signing the petition (www.nofasttrack.com) and contacting Congress to ask them to oppose fast track legislation on secretive trade deals that could hurt workers and the environment.

Walk To End Genocide
Join TEAMOLQP in a Walk To End Genocide on Sunday, April 26, 1:30-4 pm, behind the Holocaust Museum. OLQP members will join those from other local faith communities in a 2-mile walk around the MLK, Lincoln and WWII memorials to stand witness against the genocide and mass atrocities that continue to ravage vulnerable populations. Go to dc.walktoendgenocide.org to walk and/or donate to funds being raised by TeamOLQP for humanitarian efforts in Sudan, South Sudan and the Congo. For more information, see the website or contact Kris Casey (kris.casey@gmail.com, 703.868.2663).

Lent and the Integrity of Creation
The Global Catholic Climate Movement is encouraging Catholics around the world to pray and fast in solidarity with those who are most affected by the changing global climate. Every day of Lent a different country will be fasting in unity with the poor. To join the American hunger fast on March 16, visit http://catholicclimatemovement.global/ and https://franciscanaction.org/article/sign-fast-climate-justice-march-16th.


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)