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.
Father Oliver teaches a Scripture Class each week. Please come join us in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall) on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, while we study the Gospel of Luke. Usually, about a dozen people attend these classes. However, in the summer, we have had as many as twenty-two! It's a comfortable and informal environment, and all are welcome.
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as the Assumption, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.
The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility. While the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church believe in the Dormition of the Theotokos, which is the same as the Assumption, the alleged physical death of Mary has not been dogmatically defined.
In Munificentissimus Deus (item 39) Pope Pius XII pointed to the Book of Genesis (3:15) as scriptural support for the dogma in terms of Mary’s victory over sin and death as also reflected in 1 Corinthians 15:54: “then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
In the churches that observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15. In many countries the feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation. MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG....
Bishop Calvo to Celebrate Mass
On Sunday, August 16th, Bishop Calvo will pay a Pastoral visit to celebrate Mass at Our Lady of Tahoe.
Please mark your calendars so that, if at all possible, you can attend the 10:00 AM Mass on that day and join us in welcoming our fine Bishop.
Bishop Randolph Calvo is the seventh Bishop of Reno, ordained to the episcopate and installed as ordinary on February 17, 2006.
We want to thank those who attended the Town Hall meetings on May 27th and June 3rd, regarding the possibility of a church remodel as part of our Master Plan. Most of you were favorable to Phase II for improvements to the interior.
The Parish Council, Finance Council and Father Oliver have taken into account the ideas, thoughts, questions and concerns of the parishioners from these two meetings, along with other comments that were voiced, mailed, emailed or posted to the website. It was decided we need further clarification of the costs of the project, and we are proceeding in that direction with the Diocese and the architect. When we receive more definitive numbers, we will have another Town Hall meeting as soon as possible. Thanks to all!
There was a special meeting of the Parish Council on Monday, July 13th to discuss the Church Master Plan. Mike Quilici, Director of Development & Stewardship at the Diocese of Reno, and Mercedes de la Garza, architect, were in attendance.
For more information, or to submit a question or comment, please visit the Church Master Plan page on this website.
Ordinary Time refers to a season of the Christian liturgical calendar, particularly the calendar of the ordinary form of the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, although some other churches in Western Christianity also use the term. The English name "Ordinary time" translates the Latin term tempus per annum (literally "time through the year").
Since 1970 in the ordinary form of the Roman rite in the Catholic Church, Ordinary Time comprises two periods: one beginning on the day after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (the end of the Christmas season) and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday, the other beginning on the Monday after Pentecost (the conclusion of Eastertide) and continuing until the Saturday before Advent Sunday (The First Sunday of Advent).
The Church numbers the weeks of Ordinary Time. Several Sundays bear the name of feasts or solemnities celebrated on those days, including Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Christ the King. The liturgical color normally assigned to Ordinary Time is green. MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG....
World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families.
Scheduled for September 22-27, the theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
Reno Synod 2015
The 2nd Diocesan Synod of Reno is coming December 3-5, 2015. Please pray for the work in preparing for this historical event for our church in Northern Nevada, and offer input and assistance when and where requested during this process.
The Diocese of Reno Synod will bring together people from the entire Catholic community including priests, deacons, parish staff members, lay parish leaders, parishioners and representatives of religious communities and lay groups to discuss the vision for our diocese. The Synod, and the sessions leading up to it, should be a wonderful and exciting Spirit-led process that will give the diocese a clearer direction of priorities.
The delegates from Our Lady of Tahoe will be Dr. Al Bisbee, Laura Schorr, Jim Hicks, Gabriel Aguilar, Eva Buijten, Jim Meenan and Jan Roman-Gonzales.
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