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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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All Saints Day - November 1
This solemnity is not observed as an obligation this year.

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...

Youth Drop-In
The next two dates for Youth Drop-In are Sunday, November 2 and Sunday, November 16 from 4:00-5:30 pm. We meet at the Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington. Contact Mike Sheehan: 703-979-5580 or msheehan@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice


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.

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.

Thanksgiving Baskets
Registration for our Thanksgiving Baskets will be Thursday Nov. 6 beginning at 9:30. Volunteers are needed from 9 AM until noon. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. Come for an hour or for the morning! Please contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org, 703-979-5580.

Bakers Wanted
Each year we bake over 200 pies to accompany our Thanksgiving baskets to those in need. This year we are in desperate need of bakers. Baking will take place in the parish hall on Saturday, November 22 starting at 10 a.m. through the afternoon, or you may drop off a pie you've already baked at home. To volunteer, contact Katie Remedios: kremedios@olqpva.org.

Toy Drive for O.A.R.
We are a donation site for O.A.R. (Offender Aid and Restoration) and their Toy Drive for Christmas. Their goal is to provide 3 presents to the children of every incarcerated person in Arlington. Next weekend, Nov. 1 and 2, please bring new, unwrapped toys for children ages 1-14 and place them in the collection box. For more information, contact 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)