Welcome to Our Lady of Tahoe!
Parish Mission Statement: As disciples of Jesus Christ, and in the name of Mary, Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Community welcomes and embraces all those who come to us. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, through worship, the sacraments and loving service, we provide for each other's spiritual and material needs. In being so nourished, we reach out in faith to serve the larger community.
The Season of Lent
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima) is a solemn observance in the liturgical year of many Christian denominations, lasting for a period of approximately six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. In the general Latin-rite and most Western denominations Lent is taken to run from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) morning or to Easter Eve. In the Roman Catholic Church, Lent lasts until Holy Thursday, while other denominations run until Easter Eve.
The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the Bible beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG....
Father Oliver is holding a Scripture class each Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the parish hall. We are currently studying the book of Genesis, with the call of our father in faith, Abraham. Typically, about a dozen people attend these classes. It's a very comfortable and informal environment, and all are welcome. Please join us!
Stations of the Cross
The Way of the Cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross, are a way to pray and meditate on Christ's sacrifice for us. It is divided into fourteen stations from the time He was condemned to his burial. This devotion has been long encouraged by the church, and is especially useful during Lent and Good Friday.
The devotion, highly recommended by the Church, was developed during the Crusades when the knights and pilgrims began to follow the route of Christ's way to Calvary. This devotion spread throughout Europe and was promulgated by the Franciscan friars in the 14th and 15th centuries. Eventually, the Stations of the Cross became an important catechetical tool, and the popularity of this devotion inspired some of the greatest examples of medieval Christian art. Some scholars believe that medieval miracle plays, which were essentially tableaux of Christ's life, developed from the sculptured representations of the Stations of the Cross in the great Churches. These scenes from the Way of the Cross have provided inspiration for many of the world's greatest works of visual art. MORE FROM THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY....
A Stations of the Cross service will be held at Our Lady of Tahoe every Friday during lent at 6:15 PM, after the 5:30 PM Mass. The service on Good Friday may be held outside, depending on the weather.
Building Up the Church - Catholic Services Appeal 2014
We are preparing to kick-off this year’s CSA, the Bishop’s annual appeal to each parish. These monies are used for the Proclamation of the Gospel, as the Church reaches out to those in need on a Diocesan level.
Father Oliver knows you will all make the necessary sacrifice and join him in making a generous contribution in accordance with your means, which can be paid off with a one-time gift, or installments throughout the year.
CLICK HERE FOR THE DIOCESE OF RENO CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL WEBSITE
Anything over and above our assessment of $34,611.31 will be returned to our parish. Let us pray for the success of this year’s CSA. A word of thanks to Jan Roman Gonzales, CSA chair, and Sam & Sharon Sealana, who are assisting Jan.
Saint Patrick's Day Dinner
The Men's Fellowship will hold their annual Saint Patrick's Day dinner on Saturday, March 15th after the 5:00 PM Mass. On the menu will be corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. Tickets are $9 for adults. Children 12-years-old and younger will be admitted for free. There will be a signup sheet and tickets for sale after each Mass.
Annual Recognition Banquet
The 2014 Annual Diocesan Recognition Banquet, honoring those who give so much to our parishes and schools throughout our Diocese will be held Friday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM at Harrah’s in Reno.
This year, Our Lady of Tahoe is proud to honor Elizabeth Donahue and Gary Zaskoda for their service.
You are welcome to join us for the banquet at Harrah’s in Reno. Tickets are $39 per person. Please sign your name and purchase tickets in the parish office as soon as possible. It will be a delightful evening and we hope you can come!
10 Things You May Not Know About the Vatican
Did you know that Vatican City is the smallest country in the world? It is an independent city-state that covers just over 100 acres, making it one-eighth the size of New York’s Central Park. Were you aware that the majority of Vatican City's citizens live abroad? Most of its citizens are members of the clergy in diplomatic positions around the world. READ MORE AT HISTORY.COM....
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12:15 PM
Weekday: 5:30 PM (Wednesday - Friday)
Reconciliation: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Saturday)
03/11 - Parish Council meeting at 6:00 PM
03/12 - Scripture class at 10:00 AM
03/12 - Lectio Divina prayer group at 7:00 PM
03/14 - Outreach food box prep. at 8:30 AM
03/14 - Stations of the Cross at 6:15 PM
03/15 - Outreach food box distrib. at 9:30 AM
03/15 - St. Patrick's Day dinner at 7:00 PM
03/16 - Religious Education at 9:00 AM
03/18 - Women's Guild meeting at 6:00 PM
03/19 - Scripture class at 10:00 AM