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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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Discipleship in Action Celebration Weekend - October 18/19
Following the Saturday and Sunday evening masses we'll host wine and cheese receptions in the courtyard. Following the Sunday morning masses we'll host breakfast in Fr. Ray Hall. All events are FREE and will feature live music. Whether you volunteered five or five hundred hours this past year, we want to celebrate and thank you for your commitment to being a disciple in action!

Parish Advisory Board
This is a call for nominations to the Parish Advisory Board. Parish Advisory Board members commit to attend bimonthly meetings (currently meeting 2nd Thursday of the month), serve on committees as needed, and listen to and present parishioners' views and perspectives. Six seats are up for election, each for a two-year term. Nomination slips are now available in the sanctuary. The nomination period closes Sunday, October 12. Each candidate is asked to provide a brief biography (100-150 words) and picture for the "meet the candidates" insert that will be in the October 25-26 bulletin. The election will be held the weekend of November 1-2. Please contact Emma Grayeb with any questions: emma_grayeb@yahoo.com, 703-476-1978.

Minkisi Annual Mini Retreat
Please join us for Minkisi ministry's 17th annual mini-retreat day, "Have Hope in Abundance", Saturday, November 8, 9 am -3 pm, led by Therese Wilson Favors. Ms. Favors is the former executive director of African American Catholic Ministries, Archdiocese of Baltimore. More information...


Doing Justice

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Fr. Ed Kelly Lecture Series
This year, the Fr. Ed Kelly Lecture Series will focus on the Integrity of Creation and environmental issues. Please join us on October 3 and 24, and November 14 at 7:15 p.m. for more information on this very timely topic. See program for details.

Mini-Walk for the Homeless
OLQP will hold its 3rd Annual Mini-Walk to Help the Homeless on Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm. We are organizing a team to serve soup, guide the walkers, and register participants. Any teen or adult is welcome to help out. Contact Mike Sheehan for details: msheehan@olqpva.org, 703 979-5580.

Sock Drive for the Homeless
The 2015 Confirmation Class is doing a sock drive for ASPAN and we need your help! Our goal is to collect 451 pairs of socks, one pair for every person living on the street in Arlington. We will be collecting Oct. 19 after all masses and on Oct. 21 during and after the mini walk for homeless. The socks MUST BE NEW! Thank you for your donations!

Glove and Hat Collection
The SEEC Confirmation Service Project team is collecting hats and gloves for the day laborers. Our goal is to help keep them warm as we move into the winter months since many are classified as homeless. We will be accepting inexpensive new winter hats and work gloves. Look for our Confirmation team members and collection bins after all masses on Nov. 1st and 2nd.


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)