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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.



Holiday Mass Schedule
Click on the Mass Schedules page to see the special schedule for holiday masses and other services.

Christmas Memorial Flowers
We invite you to remember a deceased loved one with a Christmas Flower Memorial. Memorials will be published in the Sunday bulletin on the weekend of December 20-21. Please complete the form in the parish bulletin, make your donation payable to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church (donation amount is at your discretion) and send to the parish office or drop in the collection basket by Sunday, December 14th.

Water into Wine
The Water into Wine ministry at OLQP offers marriage preparation weekends three times per year. Our next Water into Wine session will take place the weekend of January 24th. Couples spend Friday night and all day Saturday with us. The weekend will end with the 5:30 pm mass Saturday. The format includes one-on-one discussions, presentations from married couples sharing their experiences of marriage, and small group discussions. Please call the church office to register or for more details call Paul and Mary Kay Schoen: 703-751-2257.

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


The Giving Tree
We invite you to support the parish in providing lunch to the Shirlington day laborers through the Brown Bag Lunch Program. Please take a 'brown bag angel' ornament from the basket under the giving tree, place your donation inside the ornament and hang it on the tree. The tree will be in the sanctuary through Christmas. Through your generosity, we are able to provide lunch once a week to 50 laborers. Thank you for your support and generosity! For information on Shirlington Day Laborers please visit: www.seecjobs.org.

Shoebox Gifts
OLQP traditionally assists the Arlington Street People's Action Network (ASPAN) with shoebox gifts for our homeless brothers and sisters. The ASPAN Christmas Party takes place this year on Thursday, December 18, so your gift of a shoebox filled with toiletries and other small gifts should be brought to the parish by Sunday, December 14th. If you choose to wrap your box, please designate whether the gift is for a man or a woman (we need more gifts for homeless men). Otherwise, bring the unwrapped box and our volunteers will take care of wrapping it. If you can help with wrapping on December 14, from 11:00-3:00 or 6:30-8:30, please sign up in the back of church, call the office (703-979-5580) or email Ann Felker at gr8est9@gmail.com.

World AIDS Day
On Monday, December 1st, the Gay, Lesbian, Friends, and Family Ministry (GLFF) will host a World AIDS Day program from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Ministry Center classrooms 3 and 4 (2nd floor). The program will include information on outreach organizations, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the impact that the disease has had on our lives and the lives of others. All are invited to attend and participate in the potluck meal that will be served during the program.

Black Friday Prayer Vigil
Join other OLQP parishioners and Interfaith Worker Justice Exec. Dir. Kim Bobo at 2 peaceful prayer vigils on Black Friday, praying for a livable wage at Walmart. We will be at the Walmart at 6303 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria, at 9 am, and at 7910 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria at 10 am. Come to one or both! RSVP to Michelle at 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)