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 Wednesday before Easter is sometimes known as "Spy Wednesday," as a reference to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, indicating that it is the day that Judas first conspired with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus for thirty silver coins.
This event is described in the three Synoptic Gospels: Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-12, Luke 22:3-6.
The Sanhedrin was gathered together and it decided to kill Jesus, even before Pesach if possible. In the meantime, Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper. Here he was anointed on his head by a woman with very expensive ointment of spikenard. In John's Gospel, this woman is identified as Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus. Some of the disciples, particularly Judas, were indignant about this. Judas went to the Sanhedrin and offered them his support in exchange for money. From this moment on, Judas was looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus. MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG....
Father Oliver is holding a Scripture class each Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the parish hall. This week, we will read about Joseph in the book of Genesis. Typically, about a dozen people attend these classes. It's a very comfortable and informal environment, and all are welcome. Please join us!
Holy Thursday is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. It celebrates both the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the sacerdotal priesthood (as distinct from the 'priesthood of all believers') for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover, He is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ's authority and command, in exactly the same way. The Last Supper was also Christ's farewell to His assembled disciples, some of whom would betray, desert or deny Him before the sun rose again.
The Holy Thursday liturgy, celebrated in the evening because Passover began at sundown, also shows both the worth God ascribes to the humility of service, and the need for cleansing with water (a symbol of baptism) in the Mandatum, or washing in Jesus' washing the feet of His disciples, and in the priest's stripping and washing of the altar. Cleansing, in fact, gave this day of Holy Week the name Maundy Thursday. MORE AT CATHOLIC.ORG....
Today the whole Church mourns the death of our Savior. This is traditionally a day of sadness, spent in fasting and prayer. The title for this day varies in different parts of the world: "Holy Friday" for Latin nations, Slavs and Hungarians call it "Great Friday," in Germany it is "Friday of Mourning," and in Norway, it is "Long Friday." Some view the term "Good Friday" (used in English and Dutch) as a corruption of the term "God's Friday." This is another obligatory day of fasting and abstinence. MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
Stations of the Cross
Our Lady of Tahoe will have a Stations of the Cross service on Good Friday at noon. The service may be held outside, depending on the weather. This will be followed by the liturgy of Good Friday at 1:00 PM.
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 CNA....
On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord's tomb, meditating on his suffering and death. The altar is left bare, and the sacrifice of the Mass is not celebrated. Only after the solemn vigil during the night, held in anticipation of the resurrection, does the Easter celebration begin, with a spirit of joy that overflows into the following period of fifty days. MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
The Resurrection of Christ by Noël Coypel (c. 1700)
Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and gladness of all Christians. In the very center of the Mass, the great prayer of thanksgiving, from the first words of the Preface, expresses the unrivaled motive for this joy: if it is right to praise You, Lord, at all times, how much more so should we not glorify You on this day when Christ our Passover was sacrificed, for He is the true Lamb who took away the sins of the world, who by His Death destroyed our death and by His Resurrection restored our life. Easter means, then, Redemption obtained — sin destroyed, death overcome, divine life brought back to us, the resurrection of our body which is promised immortality. With such a certitude, we should banish all trace of sadness.
Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: "This is the day which the Lord has made." Throughout the octave we shall sing of the unequalled joy which throws open eternity to us. Every Sunday will furnish a reminder of it, and from Sunday to Sunday, from year to year, the Easters of this earth will lead us to that blessed day on which Christ has promised that He will come again with glory to take us with Him into the kingdom of His Father. MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
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!
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE
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)
04/16 - Spy Wednesday
Scripture class at 10:00 AM
04/17 - Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6:30 PM,
with the Procession of the Blessed
Sacrament to the Altar of Repose;
Private prayer and Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament until 8:30 PM
(confessions available during this time)
04/18 - Good Friday
Stations of the Cross at 12:00 noon
Liturgy of Good Friday at 1:00 PM
04/19 - Holy Saturday
Vigil of Easter at 7:30 PM, followed by
the Mass of the Resurrection
04/20 - Easter Sunday
Mass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and
04/23 - Finance Committee meeting at 8:00 AM
04/26 - Spring clean-up at 9:00 AM
First Confession at 10:00 AM
04/27 - Divine Mercy Sunday
Canonization of Pope John XXIII and
Pope John Paul II
Religious Education at 9:00 AM
05/01 - Men's Fellowship meeting at 6:00 PM
05/02 - TGIF Bible Study at 10:00 AM
Diocesan Recognition Banquet at 6 PM