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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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Holy Week Mass Schedule

Palm Sunday/Domingo de Ramos - April 12 & 13
Holy Mass: Saturday 5:30 PM; Sunday 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM (en español), 6 PM.

Holy Thursday/Jueves Santo - April 17
Children's Holy Thursday Prayer Service at 2 PM in the Founders Room
Holy Mass/Santa Misa (bilingual/bilingüe) at 7 PM.

Good Friday/Viernes Santo - April 18
Good Friday Service at 3 PM
Via Crucis en español a las 6 PM
Tenebrae Service at 8 PM

Easter/Domingo de Pascua - April 19 & 20
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass/Vigilia de Pascua (bilingual/bilingüe) at 8:30 PM
Easter Sunday Holy Mass: 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 9:45 AM (in Fr. Ray Hall), 12 PM, 12:15 PM (in Fr. Ray Hall), 2 PM (en español), 6 PM

Ministers of Holy Communion Wanted

OLQP's Communion Ministry is recruiting additional ministers for all Masses, especially the 5:30 Vigil Mass and Sunday morning 8 am. Anyone interested in volunteering for this ministry of distributing Communion at Masses should contact Ken Naser, kcnaser@comcast.net, 703-370-3278 by April 13th. Communion ministers are required to participate in a 2 hour Diocesan sponsored training/orientation -- local training will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington (other dates and locations also available).


Doing Justice

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CRS Rice Bowl

We will collect the Rice Bowls at all the Easter Masses and at all Masses the weekend of April 26/27. Look for a basket in the sanctuary to the right of the Tabernacle. If you wish to write a check for the amount of your donation, you can make it payable to OLQP with Operation Rice Bowl on the memo line. Remember, 25% of the money raised in our Diocese will be spent on local programs that feed the hungry. Thank you very much for having a Rice Bowl at your house.

Carpenter's Shelter Supper Coordinator

We need a new coordinator for our monthly Carpenter's Shelter Supper. The duties include: menu planning (there are menus already available to use), volunteer recruitment (people sign up after Mass), volunteer reminders, and writing bulletin notices. Cooking and serving are optional duties. Please contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org if you are interested


Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax