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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.



A Message from Michelle Knight
"It is with much sorrow that I have to announce that I will be leaving my position as Social Justice and Outreach Minister at the end of July. My husband has accepted a new position in Erie, PA and we will be moving there in early August...It has been an honor to work with you and for you. I will miss this work and this parish more than I can say. Thank you! Read Michelle's full message in the bulletin.

Register for Religious Education
Registration for the 2017-2018 Religious Education Program will take place the weekends of June 11 and 18. Registration materials will be available in the pews. Families are asked to fill out a form (one per family) and place it in the RE collection box as you exit the Church. Religious Education includes the Family Circle program, the Catholic Foundations Class, Family Mass, and the Children's Liturgy of the Word program. Sacramental preparation registration (First Communion and Confirmation) takes place in the fall. Parish 2nd and 7th grade students will receive a letter during the summer months with registration information. The bulletin will advertise those dates 6 weeks in advance.

Graduation Bulletin Photos
Each year, OLQP proudly honors our recent graduates by publishing their picture in the Graduation Bulletin. We include middle school, high school and college. Email your graduate's photo to office@olqpva.org and include a notation with the graduate's name and school. The deadline is June 18 for publication in the June 25 Graduation Bulletin.

25th Annual OLQP/UJAMAA Scholarship Program
Join us Saturday, June 24, 9:30 AM for prayer, song, scholarships, and community service awards with speaker Deacon Al Douglas Turner of St. Joseph Church, Largo, Maryland. A brunch reception will immediately follow the program. For more information contact: Veronica Dabney:703-698-8290 or vdabney@cox.net

OLQP Annual Parish Picnic
The annual picnic will be on Sunday, September 10, 1-5 pm at Barcroft Park. Details to come. Special Mass schedule on Picnic Sunday -- a combined 12 noon bilingual Mass will take the place of the 11:15 am and 1 pm Masses.


Doing Justice

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OLQP Backpack and School Supplies Drive
We are collecting new and gently used backpacks for Pre-K through high school. Please place backpacks and school supplies in the blue bins in the parking lot. Gift cards/donations are also welcome. Please put in the collection basket in an envelope marked "backpack drive". For more information please contact Pat Vinkenes at patvinkenes@yahoo.com.

Panasonic to help Medor
Panasonic has notified the Haiti Committee that the company will donate 30 solar lanterns to St. Joseph parish! This is part of their 100,000 Solar Lanterns Project. The lanterns will be brought to Medor by an OLQP group traveling there in October and will be used in the two clinics, the church, the convent, the rectory, the primary school and secondary school, the three chapel schools and the student dormitory. Pere Luckson and the Parish Council are thrilled with Panasonic's gift of light!

Grocery Store Plastic Bags Needed
The OLQP Food Pantry can use your leftover grocery store plastic bags for packing produce. Leave them in the food donation bin. Thank you!

Scarves for the Homeless Group
Did you know our ministry has expanded to knitting prayer shawls for ill parishioners and baby blankets for Project Gabriel? The group accepts donations of knitted and crocheted items as well as yarn. If you are interested in joining our group of crafters, please email Marilena at mamoni530@gmail.com. We will be attending the coffee after 9:30 Mass on Sunday, June 4th and 11th.

Bread Delivery Help Needed
The OLQP Food Pantry is the recipient of bread donations from the non-profit Bread for Our Brothers. We are in need of a regular monthly volunteer to pick up the bread from the Knights of Columbus Hall on Rte. 1 in Alexandria. Our need is for the first Tuesday of each month and the bread can be picked up anytime between 10:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Please 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)