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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.


OLQP at Easter

Minkisi Ministry
Come to Minkisi ministry's small group meditation on God's mercy, Mon., May 2, 7:15 pm in the Parish Discussion Room/Parish Office. Celestine Person Green will lead the scripture prayer and reflection on Titus 3:4-5. For more information, contact Cecilia Braveboy, jisaac3@verizon.net or 703-979-5389.

Youth Choir Forming
A Youth Choir is now forming to provide music for the First Communion Masses on Saturday, May 7th. If you like to sing, or can play an instrument, please share your talent with us. This is a great way to meet other OLQP teens. If interested, please sign up immediately by emailing Kremedios@olqpva.org or monica.perz@verizon.net for details.

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


Doing Justice

food distribution

Food Collection Weekend
The weekend of May 7-8 is the time 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 (masa harina), 24 oz. 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.

125th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum
The Labor Team is hosting this celebration on Sunday, May 1 at 7:15 pm in the Founders Room. Joe McCartin, the Exec. Dir. of the Georgetown KI for Labor and the Working Poor will be the speaker. Since it is also the Feast Day of St Joseph the Worker, come prepared to eat a feast for dinner -- lasagna, baked ziti, stew, among other scrumptious feast day foods. Please email Laura Bandini at htlaura1@gmail.com with questions or to join the Labor Team.

Walk to End Genocide
on Sunday, May 1, 1:30-4 pm. OLQP members will join with other local faith communities in a 2-mile walk around the MLK, Lincoln and WWII memorials to stand witness against the genocide and mass atrocities that continue to ravage our planet. To register to walk and/or to donate to funds being raised by TeamOLQP for humanitarian efforts in Sudan, South Sudan and the Congo, go to dc.walktoendgenocide.org. Click on Register if you are walking ($25). Click on Donate (Donate to a team, TeamOLQP) to make a donation. For more information, see the website or contact Bill Casey: b13909@comcast.net or 703.568.3438.

National Foster Care Month
The Building Forever Families (BFF) Ministry will be recognizing this event with an OLQP gathering for those interested in becoming Foster Care Parents or Volunteers on Sunday, May 15th in the Founders Room from 11 am to 1 pm. That same day, in collaboration with the Religious Education Program, the BFF will be collecting new donations for Comfort Cases, which are duffel bags or back packs containing comforting items (e.g., blankets, stuffed animals, pajamas) for children when they transition to unfamiliar new homes. Please see insert in next weekend's bulletin for more information about both of these activities, including a list of needed items for the Comfort Cases.


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)