Building a Faith Family for Families of Faith
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church :: 3800 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC 20019 :: tel.(202) 582-8600  fax (202) 575-3317  ::
“O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining! It is the night of our Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till he appeared and the soul felt its worth! The thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious day. Fall on your knees! O, hear the angels’ voices! O, night divine! O, night, when Christ was born!” My beloved parishioners, visitors, and friends of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church - Merry Christmas! This night for 2,017 years has been the source of peace, hope, and joy. This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let us celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ - the Word made flesh. There is no room for anxiety and sadness! In the fullness of time God sent his only begotten Son to save us from our sins, to set captives free, to restore the sight to the blind, to make the lame walk, and the dumb speak! Lord we thank you, we glorify your Holy Name, we praise you and worship you for great is thy faithfulness. Do not be afraid! Today I announce to you great news! If this night finds you broken, weak, disappointed, and fearful - courage! Jesus Christ is the Light! Come to Him with confidence. It was for you that He was born in such precarious condition, rejected, and persecuted so that you may never lose your heart. He knows our need; our weakness is no stranger. With all our hearts we praise His Holy Name! Christ is the Lord! Then ever praise we, His power and glory ever more proclaim! May the Newborn King and Lord of the Universe continue to bless you, your families, and fiends with His peace and joy!

Love you, Fr. Pawel.
Pastor's Letter