our mission black and white hands

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.


Bible and candle

OLQP's 70th Anniversary Celebration
At our 70th Anniversary celebration on Saturday May 30th, we want to look back at our history as a parish family! Submit photos for possible inclusion in our slideshow of your family milestones at OLQP and of parish community events! Please e-mail photos in digital format to 70years@olqpva.org with information on who appears in the photo and what year it was taken. So that we can better accommodate submissions, we ask that you choose just a few of your favorite moments. Photos in digital format are highly preferred; however, if that is not possible, photos may be dropped off or mailed to the parish office. Deadline Friday, May 8th, 2015.

Lectors Needed
If you are interested in being a lector at the 5:30 pm Saturday or 8 am Sunday Masses, contact coordinator Cecilia Braveboy (jisaac3@verizon.net) for a lector training.

Interfaith Meditation
Join Fr. Tim and Rabbi Tamara Miller for meditations from the Christian & Jewish faiths on Monday, April 27th from 7:30 pm to 8:40 pm in the Founders Room. By donation: $10-$15 suggested. A program of the Interfaith Meditation Initiative: www.InterfaithMeditationInitiative.org.

Young Adult Potluck
The young adult potluck will be after the 6 pm Mass on April 26 in the Founders Room starting at 7:15 pm. The theme is Tex-Mex in honor of Cinco De Mayo. All are welcome and feel free to bring your favorite Tex-Mex dish or drink to share. The Founders Room will be open and available before Mass if anybody needs to drop off their items before the potluck.


Doing Justice


Feast of St. Joseph the Worker Presentation
Please join the Labor Team's celebration of this important Feast Day by attending a presentation, Friday, May 1 at 7 pm in the Founders Room. Fellow parishioner Tom Donahue, past AFL-CIO President and long-time Secretary-Treasurer, will speak about "Labor's Roots in Catholic Doctrine." For more information, contact Laura, htlaura1@gmail.com.

Walk To End Genocide
Join TEAMOLQP in a Walk To End Genocide on Sunday, April 26, 1:30-4 pm, behind the Holocaust Museum. OLQP members will join those from 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 vulnerable populations. Go to dc.walktoendgenocide.org to walk and/or donate to funds being raised by TeamOLQP for humanitarian efforts in Sudan, South Sudan and the Congo. For more information, see the website or contact Kris Casey (kris.casey@gmail.com, 703.868.2663).

Gardeners Needed
The parish has a "Plot for Hunger" to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center and for our own food pantry. Planning and planting and are beginning now. Time commitment is 2-3 hours per week. The more volunteers we have, the fewer weeks each one will need to work. If you can help, please contact Brian Kane, bpkane@comcast.net or 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)