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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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New OLQP Picture Directory
OLQP will be publishing a new picture directory of parishioners. To schedule a photo session with LifeTouch for yourself or your family, please click on the image below.

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Registration for Confirmation 2016 takes place on Tuesday, October 20th at 7 p.m. 7th grade parents are asked to bring a copy of your child's Baptism certificate and a $50 program fee. Registration is in-person only and parents are required to attend this information meeting. Please contact RE@OLQPVA.org with questions. Meanwhile, 40 of our parish youth (the 2015 class) will be confirmed on Tuesday, October 13th, at 7:30 p.m. at OLQP by Bishop Paul Loverde. Come and support these young people with your prayers.

The Advocate - Autumn 2015
Check out the latest issue of "The Advocate" with articles on a number of our most active parishioners in social justice.

Christian Initiation for Children
Children ages 12 or older, in need of preparing for the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion are invited to participate in the OLQP RCIC class now forming. The class meets every other Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 pm, beginning on Tuesday, October 6th. Please email Katie for details: Kremedios@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice

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Food Collection Weekend
October 10-11 is the weekend to stock our Food Pantry. Please pick up a grocery bag and/or a list to fill and return next weekend. Your donations are especially needed as our food supplies are low and the demand is high. Consider bringing any of the following: 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, rice, dried beans, and macaroni and cheese. Thank you for your donations!

Integrity of Creation
Check out the newly revised Integrity of Creation page with more tips and resources to help all of us care for the beautiful planet God has given us.

Fr. Kelly Lecture Series
The final lecture for the Fr. Kelly series will take place on Friday Nov. 6th at 7:15 p.m. The topic will be "Gospel Values & Restorative Justice - How to Break the Cycle of Vengeance and Incarceration" with Joanne Blaney, Maryknoll Missioner.

Want to delve more deeply into the issues that concern Pope Francis (poverty, immigration, inequality, the environment)? Then join the JustFaith group that is forming now and will begin meeting on Wednesday evenings in October. Please contact Michelle Knight for more information: 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)