Back to School Clothing and Supplies
Several of the Religious Education circles are sponsoring a campaign to gather children's clothing (new or used in good condition), shoes, school supplies and backpacks for area children going back to school. Please put your donations in the blue container behind Fr. Ray Hall or bring them to the Founders Room between 2 and 6 p.m. on August 9th. For more information, please contact Pat Vinkenes, 703-532-5721, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope Francis has issued a new encyclical on the environment titled Laudato Si'. OLQP parishioners are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this encyclical. You can read the full text in English or in Spanish on the Vatican web site. A one-page summary of the main points of Laudato Si' prepared by the USCCB is also available.
On Sunday July 12th from 2:30-4 pm Catholic Charities and VOICE will be hosting a
briefing in Fr. Ray Hall on the current status of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs and what those who are eligible should be doing during this time. This event is open to the public and will be held in Spanish. For more information, call 301-337-5792.
Next week, July 11 and 12, is our monthly collection Sunday for the parish food pantry. We especially need: corn flour for tortillas (masa harina), canola or corn oil, cereal, canned tuna, and canned fruit. Other items that go in the bags are: pasta sauce, pasta, canned vegetables, rice, dried beans, and macaroni and cheese. Thank you for your help.