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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.

Faith

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Annual Parish Picnic
This year's parish picnic is Sunday, September 13, on the parish grounds. Join us for the 12 noon bilingual Mass followed by picnic festivities from 1-5 pm. There will be no 11:15 am or 1:00 pm Mass on picnic Sunday. The parish will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken tenders, fried fish, and cold drinks. We kindly request that everyone who plans to attend bring a salad, side dish or dessert (enough to feed 8 people). There will be sign-up sheets at the back of the church beginning soon for those who wish to volunteer to this much awaited yearly event. Bernadette Lozano, Picnic Chair: 571-269-2280, valdezbvd@yahoo.com.

Congratulations to Fr. Tom Tunney!
Fr. Tom officially professed his vows to the Spiritans 60 years ago, August 24th. God's blessings on him for his faithful service to the people of God.

Share the Word Bible Study
Join us as we begin the third year of our parish Bible Study Program. Each session consists of a short video followed by group discussion. We request a donation of $15 to cover the cost of study materials that will be provided. The program will begin September 12th in the Peace Room from 9:30 to 11:00 am on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.For more information, contact Pat Fitzgibbons: pfitzgibbons@cox.net.

Family Mass, Backpack Blessing, BBQ Picnic
Join us on September 26th for a special Family Mass at 4:00 p.m. followed by a blessing of the children's backpacks and food and fun. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is open to all, especially those interested in obtaining more information about the Catholic tradition and/or joining the Church. A new session will begin in September and we are also looking for OLQP members who would be willing to sponsor and support our candidates during the RCIA process. For additional information, please contact Alice and Kevin Curtin at 703-461-3082 or acurtin947@aol.com.

 

Doing Justice

Haitian children

Solar Power for Haiti
Pere Luckson and St. Joseph parish asked the Haiti Committee to try to find funding to expand the solar program in Medor, so that solar energy can be provided for the church and convent. The committee prepared a grant application for The Koch Foundation. If the grant comes through, the solar panels will be installed on the roof of the church and the batteries will be stored in the sacristy, providing 8 to 9 kw per day. Having solar power in the church and convent will allow meetings and other activities to occur after dark.

Labor Day Peace Pledge Concert
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and brown bag dinner to the church parking lot on the evening of Sunday, September 6th, as we kick off the national school year with a commitment to living as peaceful people. Rock, roll, tap your feet and sing along to the music provided by various parish artists. Make a personal "Peace Pledge" by signing our life size Chalk Board, and enjoy ice cream while supplies last. The fun begins at 7:15!

Food Pantry Help Needed
Be a disciple in action by helping us pick up donated bread for the Food Pantry. The bread is picked up at a K of C Hall south of the city of Alexandria. The commitment is once per month. For more information, contact Michelle Knight: mknight@olqpva.org.

Get Out The Vote
VOICE in Arlington is focusing on getting out the vote for the important County Board elections in November. We need people who are interested in receiving training in the campaign. The training session will be on Sept. 10th from 6:30- 8:30. Interested? Contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org. And, save the dates for supporting Affordable Housing, Sept, 19th at 8:30 and a candidate forum Sun-day October 4th at 4:30. More details to come.

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax
office@ourladyqueenofpeace.org
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)