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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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Altar Server Trainings
A training for new servers is scheduled in the Church for Saturday, February 21, 11 am-1:30 pm (includes lunch) for all who are interested in becoming Servers - boys, girls, men, women. All who have received their First Communion are welcome and encouraged to serve. Please let us know that you plan to attend the training on Feb 21 by sending a message to: office@olqpva.org.

A refresher training is scheduled in the Church for Saturday, February 28, 11:30 am-2 pm (includes lunch) for all current Altar Servers -- everyone is asked to attend Fr. Tim's walk-through training. Please let us know you plan to attend by sending a message to John Ruby, Altar Server coordinator: 347-465-7829, jlruby1@gmail.com.

Namaste Spirituality Group
is hosting a 4 week pre-Lenten workshop featuring This I Believe on Tuesday evenings (27 Jan – 17 Feb). This I Believe engages people in writing and sharing short essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. The project is based on a 1950s radio series hosted by Edward R. Murrow and now has over 125,000 of essays archived. http:// thisibelieve.org/guidelines/ We meet on Tuesday’s at 7 pm in the Ministry Center Peace Room (lower level). For more information, contact Joan Grey greyjs@gmail.com; 571-318-9713.

Youth/Young Adult Minister Wanted
OLQP is seeking an energetic Youth and Young Adult Minister. Responsibilities include curriculum development, program management, short- and long-range planning, facilitating youth group events and activities, fostering mission opportunities and retreats, and training and working with volunteers. We are seeking someone who has the ability to work with a culturally and geographically diverse group, is fluent in both English and Spanish, has formal training in Youth Ministry, can actively participate in all youth activities and parish worship at the 6 pm Youth Adult Mass, and has excellent communication and good computer skills. A minimum of a BA in a relevant field such as catechesis, pastoral ministry, or theology is required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to the Youth and Young Adult Minister Search Committee at office@olqpva.org.


Doing Justice

Matt 25

Volunteers Needed for Matt 25
Our popular clothing bazaar, Matt 25, is in need of volunteers to work in the store on Saturdays and Sundays, 8:45 am to 12:45 pm and Thursdays, 11:45 pm to 3:45 pm. You can volunteer once a month or every week, whatever your schedule allows. Please contact Sally Diaz-Wells, sikissie@aol.com or Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org, 703-979-5580.

Food Collection Sunday
Next weekend, Feb. 7-8 is Food Collection Weekend to stock our Food Pantry. Last week, before the threat of snow, we served over 170 families! The following items are especially needed: Maseca corn tortilla flour, canola or corn oil, cereal, and canned fruit. Other items that go into the bags include: pasta sauce, pasta, canned vegetables, canned soup, canned tuna and macaroni and cheese. Thank you for your donations!

New Ministry Forming: The Book Shelf Ministry
OLQP encourages families, friends, ministries and circles to adopt a mailbox which will be posted outside of a facility that serves or houses children in need. The decorative mailboxes will be stocked with children's books, with the intention of making reading material available at any time. Volunteers are asked to check their adopted box periodically and stock with additional books as needed (books will be collected from the community and stored in a central location for volunteer pick up). The first mailbox will be placed outside of Fr. Ray Hall to serve the children visiting our Food Pantry. Others will be placed at similar locations around Arlington and Alexandria. A meeting of this new ministry is scheduled for Monday, February 9th at 7:00pm in MC classroom 1. Please contact Katie at Kremedios@OLQPVA.org for more information.

Gabriel Project
Help us as we serve women who have chosen life. We can use baby shampoo, strollers, baby clothes (esp. girls) in sizes 6-9-12 months, diapers sizes 2,3,4 and small gift bags. Blankets are especially welcome. Many thanks to all who are so generous. If you have large items please contact us as our space is limited. Contact Shari: sharizamarra@yahoo.com, 703-323-9367.

Integrity of Creation
Interested in environmental issues? Come to a meeting of the Integrity of Creation team, Monday, Feb. 2, 7-8:30 pm in the Ministry Center, 2nd Floor Classroom 1. Come and help us plan actions and events for the coming months! Please contact Michelle Knight, mknight@olqpva.org or Sharon Malley, sharonmalley@comcast.net.


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)