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.
Spring Clean-Up Rescheduled....Again
Because of all the rain we have been getting, our spring clean-up has been postponed yet again. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 30th from 9:00 AM until noon. We hope everyone can come out and help clean up the parish grounds. We need people to pick up pine cones and rake pine needles. Garden gloves and hats are recommended, and please bring a rake if you have one. It will be light, easy work and we invite everyone to join us. The more volunteers we have, the less time it will take. Thank you!
The celebration of the Easter Vigil is the beginning of the season of Easter. The Vigil is the Christian feast par excellence, the feast of new birth, new beginnings, salvation renewed, and humanity restored to the Lord. While the Vigil marks the end of the paschal fast, the end of the celebration of Holy Week, and the end of repentance and conversion for which Lent prepared the community, it is much more a beginning. It is the beginning of a new season of grace and a time of joy and thanksgiving, for Easter is not one day or one solemnity—it is a fifty day celebration, and the fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday together comprise what the General Instruction terms "the great Sunday". MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
After Jesus had ascended to heaven from Mt. Olivet, the apostles and disciples returned to the Holy City. They remained together in the Upper Room or Cenacle, the place where Jesus had appeared to them and which may well be called the first Christian church. About a hundred and twenty persons were assembled there. They chose Matthias as an apostle in place of the unhappy Judas; they prayed and waited for the Paraclete.
Ten days had passed, it was Sunday, the seventh Sunday after the resurrection. At about nine o'clock in the morning, as they were together praying fervently, the Holy Spirit descended upon them. Note how all the great theophanies in Christ's life occurred during the course of prayer. After His baptism, for instance, when Jesus was praying the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove; likewise, it was during prayer at night that the transfiguration took place on Tabor. Surely too it was while Mary was praying that Gabriel delivered his message, and the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. Pentecost followed precedent. The small community of Christians had prepared themselves through prayer for the coming of the Paraclete. The same is true at Mass today, every day; through prayer we ready our souls for the advent of the Spirit. MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
Parish Council Election
The Parish Council election for this year will be held in June. There are two (2) positions open. The timeline and nomination forms are located at the back of the church. Please, place these forms in the “nomination box” at the back of the church no later than May 24th.
Nominees will be contacted by Parish Council members and asked to write a short resume to appear in the parish bulletin for June 7th. Resumes must be submitted by June 2nd.
The election will be held June 13-14. Ballots will be at the Masses for each parishioner to vote once. If you will be out of town, an early ballot can be obtained in the parish office.
New Parish Council members will be announced at all of the Masses on June 20-21. Parish Council meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the parish hall, and parish members are always welcome.
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....
Church Remodel Meetings
Father Oliver and the Parish Council invite you to join us for "Town Hall" meetings for our parishioners and visitors May 27th and June 3rd at 7:00 PM in the parish hall regarding the possibility of a church remodel. The presentation will include an overview of two options: The first is to remodel the interior of the church. The second is to remodel the interior of the church, and build an exterior gathering area at the church entrance.
Areas for discussion will include: purpose, benefits, estimated budget scenarios, time frame and impacts on parishioners. We’ll have a brochure with renderings of the options and other information, plus presentations with our diocesan and parish representatives. This is your parish. We welcome your thoughts, involvement, questions and opinions. We hope to see you May 27th and/or June 3rd.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ, and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life of the Divine Persons, to which we have been given access by Baptism and by the Redemption won for us by Christ. Only in heaven shall we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons in the very life of God.
The feast of the Blessed Trinity was introduced in the ninth century and was only inserted in the general calendar of the Church in the fourteenth century by Pope John XXII. But the cultus of the Trinity is, of course, to be found throughout the liturgy. Constantly the Church causes us to praise and adore the thrice-holy God who has so shown His mercy towards us and has given us to share in His life. MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
The Women's Guild is holding a Ministry Fair in the parish hall on Sunday, June 14, 2015. After each Mass - 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:15 AM - we invite anyone who is interested to visit the various booths at the fair, and learn about the ministries in our parish. It is also an opportunity to get more involved in our parish. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served after each Mass.
Trip to Ireland & Scotland
Parishioners are accompanying Father Oliver of Our Lady of Tahoe, Father Dan Hussey (Elko) and Father Michael Reardon (Whittier) on an 11-day trip to Ireland and Scotland, taking place July 13-23, 2015.
Highlights include the Cliffs of Moher, the Hill of Tara, Slane Abbey, Knock Sanctuary, Dublin, Belfast, the Titanic experience, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Loch Lamond.
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