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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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Meditation in the Christian and Jewish Tradition
Join Fr. Tim and Rabbi Tamara Miller for meditations from the Christian & Jewish traditions on Monday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm in the Founders Room. By donation: $10 suggested.

Religious Education Registration
Registration is open for the 2016-2017 Religious Education programs. Catholic Foundation Classes will be offered for all grade levels, PK-12, and adults too. Classes take place on the first Saturday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm, October-May. Registration forms are located in the back of the church and are available as a downloadable PDF here. Please complete both sides and place in the designated box.

Young Adult Potluck
The potluck will be after the 6 pm Mass on July 24 in the Founders Room starting at 7:15 pm. The theme for the young adult potluck will be "Cookout". All are welcome and feel free to bring your favorite food or drink. We will also have the grill fired up if you want to use it! We will end the night with a fire and s'mores. The Founders Room will be open and available before Mass if anybody needs to keep their items refrigerated, heated, or plugged in before the potluck.

OLQP Picture Directory Coming Soon
If you had your portrait taken last year for the new picture directory you are entitled to receive a free directory. They will be ready for distribution in mid-August. Please watch this space for exact date/place/time!


Doing Justice

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Consistent Ethic of Life
Fr. Tim will be our speaker for a presentation explaining the idea of a consistent ethic of life; sometimes known as the "seamless garment." Join us for a thought-provoking talk and stimulating discussion. It will be held on Tuesday July 26 at 7:30 in the Founders' Room. Wine and cheese will be served. More information, contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org

School Supplies Drive
We will continue collecting school supplies through July. Please donate backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, glue sticks, paper, crayons, etc. and place them in the blue Matt 25 bins in the parking lot. Our need is primarily for elementary school children, but we will be providing backpacks for some middle and high school students too. More information, contact Pat Vinkenes, PatVinkenes@yahoo.com

Medical Mission to Medor, Haiti
Are you a doctor who would like to join a medical mission to Medor from October 18-25? Please contact Sue Carlson at marysusancarlson@gmail.com.

Food Pantry Donations
Please continue to bring food donations for the pantry throughout the summer. If you miss the collection week due to vacation, you can always bring food the following week. The demand for food actually often increases in the summer, as children do not have access to school lunch and breakfast.


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)