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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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Pentecost Mass Schedule
On the weekend of May 23-24 -- Pentecost -- Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (Vigil), 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12 noon (bilingual), and 6 p.m on Sunday. There will be no 11:15 a.m. Mass in English or 1:00 p.m. Mass in Spanish. There will be a reception with cake following the 12 noon Mass.

LED BY THE SPIRIT - OLQP Celebrates 70 Years!!
As the 70th Anniversary Celebration approaches, we can see the excitement building. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity in becoming Sponsoring Hosts! Get ready for an adult evening of food, fun, fellowship and history (with free childcare available throughout the evening complete with dinner and fun children's activities) on Saturday May 30th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Fr. Ray Hall! Check this out for more information as well as a sneak peek at our Silent and Live Auction Items! Please e-mail us at 70years@olqpva.org if you have any questions. To get all of the details and help with planning, please be sure to view our invitation and RSVP for the event! You'll be asked to add your email address to complete the process. We hope to see you there! Click here: http://evite.me/rWWqq5FzEX En Español: http://evite.me/u9BHSeVPcp

Jobs for Teens
OLQP High School Juniors and Seniors are invited to apply for the Children's Chapel Minister positions for the 2015-2016 school year. The CLW is offered during the 9:30, 11:15, and 1:00 pm Masses. Candidates must be responsible, articulate, creative, possess good leadership skills and be familiar with the stories and message of Jesus. Training is provided. Students interested in applying for this paid position, or in need of more information, are asked to email Katie: Kremedios@olqpva.org.

Religious Education
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will take place on Sunday, June 14. All families are asked to register, new and currently active.

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.


Doing Justice


"Plot Against Hunger" Garden Update
A volunteer team of 8 parishioners has planted tomatoes, red and jalapeño peppers, eggplant, collards, kale, cucumbers, squash and green beans. We harvested 18 quart bags of lettuce so far for the Food Pantry with more on the way! For our newly planted tomatoes, we would greatly appreciate gently used tomato cages for 12 tomato plants. Please leave adjacent to the trees near the garden and we will put it to good use promptly.

Paper Grocery Bags Needed
The OLQP Food Pantry uses paper grocery bags with handles for our large number of participants who come to the pantry only one time. We are running short of bags and would be happy to take your excess. Leave them in the food collection bin. Thank you!

OLQP Delegation in Medor, Haiti
Two members, Kris Casey and Bob Efimba, are there for the first time. Other team members include Kathy Desmond, Dave Carlson, and Dr. Sue Carlson. During the trip, they will check on the programs supported by OLQP. They will visit the schools and see how the com-puter lab is operating. They will meet with the sisters and visit the clinics they are operating. They also will visit the tree nurseries and observe some of the trees planted on the mountainside to see how they are helping to prevent erosion. They will meet with the clean water/sanitation committee and the parish council and continue to deepen our relationship with the Medor community. To learn about the trip, visit Dr. Sue's blog at marysusancarlson.tumblr.com.


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)