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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.


OLQP at Easter

OLQP Graduation Bulletin
Each year, OLQP proudly honors our recent graduates by publishing their picture in the Graduation Bulletin. We include middle school, high school and college. Email your graduate's photo to office@olqpva.org and include a notation with the graduate's name and school. The deadline is June 19 for publication in the June 26th bulletin.

Minkisi Meditation
In this Year of Mercy, come to Minkisi ministry's small group meditation on Mon., June 6, 7:15 pm in the Parish Discussion Room/Parish Office. Gail Meighan will lead the scripture prayer and reflection with Luke 1:49-50. For more information, contact Cecilia Braveboy: jisaac3@verizon.net, 703-979-5389

24th Annual UJAMAA Scholarship Program
"Empowering Our Youth to Lead and Serve in Our Community" will be the theme for this year's program on Saturday, June 18, 9:30 AM. Join us in the church for prayer, song, and scholarship and community service awards with Fr. Tim as our guest speaker. A brunch reception will follow in the Ministry Center Founders Room. For more information contact Veronica Dabney: 703-698-8290 or vdabney@cox.net.

OLQP Teen Play
"16 in 10 minutes or less": The lives of seven teenagers become intertwined in this humorous and oftentimes bittersweet collection of ten minute plays. Tickets will be on sale this weekend ($5) and performances will take place in the Founders Room. Performance Dates: June 10th at 7:30 p.m. , 11th at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m., and 12th at 3:00 p.m. Please email Youth Minister Mike Mothes at mmothes@olqpva.org or call 703-303-5224 for more info.

Catechists Wanted
OLQP needs to build a team of catechists and assistants who can relay to our children that they are deeply and passionately loved by God. Can you help? The commitment is once per month, 8 times a year. Class meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. If you can help contact Katie (Kremedios@olqpva.org).


Doing Justice

food distribution

Food Pantry Shoppers Needed
The OLQP Food Pantry needs volunteers to buy groceries from local grocery stores to supplement the food donated by parishioners and purchased from the Capital Area Food Bank. This can be a monthly commitment or as little as 4 times a year and takes about 3 hours of your time. Please contact Michelle Knight for more information: mknight@olqpva.org

Child Care Volunteers Wanted
The families who come here for Food Pantry and Matt 25, have formed a support community called Tengo Mucho Poder (I have the power). They have requested and are receiving free English classes after food distribution on Wednesday mornings. However, we now need more helpers to provide child care in the nursery in the Ministry Center during the English lessons, 10:40-11:45 AM on Wednesdays. Volunteers must enjoy the company of preschoolers and be willing to become fully compliant with the diocesan Policy on the Protection of Children. Please contact Michelle Knight for details or if you can volunteer, mknight@olqpva.org.

National Foster Care Month
The Building Forever Families (BFF) Ministry and the Religious Education Program thank you for your contributions for Comfort Cases, which are basic items for children in the foster care system to use when they transition to unfamiliar homes (e.g., a back pack, toiletries, books, etc.). If you were unable to contribute last weekend, you can still do so by bringing your donations to the BFF monthly meeting in the Founders Room of the Ministry Center on Wednesday, June 1st, between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.


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)