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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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OLQP's 70th Anniversary Celebration
In the spirit of our parish mission, we would like every parishioner to feel welcome to join us for this festive celebration on the evening of May 30th, which will include food, drink, activities for the children and a live auction! In order to make this event complimentary for the entire parish community, we are seeking assistance to help offset the cost. If you are in a position to become a "sponsoring host" at a suggested amount of $100, we would greatly appreciate your contribution. You may make your donation at the tables outside after masses this weekend. And don't forget to submit your digital photos of favorite OLQP moments for the slideshow to 70years@olqpva.org by May 8th!

Christian Meditation Group
Come, listen, and find God in the silence. Groups meet on Friday mornings, 10:30-11:45, please contact Janet O'Neil at jm7coneil@aol.com and Monday evenings 7:30-8:30, please contact Susan Thompson at susanstarrsthompson@juno.com. Beginners and those who would simply like to visit a group are welcome.

Minkisi Ministry invites you to their monthly contemplative prayer session, 7:15 pm, Monday, May 4th, in the Parish Discussion Room/Parish Office. Celestine Person-Green will lead using Psalm 4:8. Contact Cecilia Braveboy for info, jisaac3@verizon.net or 703-979-5389.


Doing Justice


Feast of St. Joseph the Worker Presentation
Please join the Labor Team's celebration of this important Feast Day by attending a presentation, Friday, May 1 at 7 pm in the Founders Room. Fellow parishioner Tom Donahue, past AFL-CIO President and long-time Secretary-Treasurer, will speak about "Labor's Roots in Catholic Doctrine." For more information, contact Laura, htlaura1@gmail.com.

Food Collection
May 9/10 is Food Collection Weekend to stock our Food Pantry. Please pick up a grocery bag and/or a list to fill and return next weekend. The following items are especially needed: Instant Yellow Corn Tortilla flour, Canola or Corn Oil, Cereal, Canned Tuna, and Canned Fruit. Other items that go into the bags include: pasta sauce, pasta, canned vegetables, and macaroni and cheese. Thank you for your donations!

Gardeners Needed
The parish has a "Plot for Hunger" to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center and for our own food pantry. Planning and planting and are beginning now. Time commitment is 2-3 hours per week. The more volunteers we have, the fewer weeks each one will need to work. If you can help, please contact Brian Kane, bpkane@comcast.net or Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org.


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)