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.
Special Mass for Father Richard DeMolen
Father Richard DeMolen, the pastor at Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church from 2002-2010, passed away on Sunday evening, August 30, 2015 due to complications of a stroke. He was 77 years old.
There will be a special Mass for Father Richard at Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM.
The viewing and rosary took place September 2nd in Walton Sierra Chapel in Reno, NV. The rosary was led by the Holy Sisters of the Needy. The Mass of the Resurrection took place September 3rd at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks, NV.
Register Now for Religious Education
Registration for 1st Communion, Confirmation and Intermediate Classes is taking place until September 13th. Registration packets are available for pickup before and after all Masses at the entrance to the church.
A mandatory welcome meeting for all parents and guardians will be held at 9:00 AM on Sunday, September 13th in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). Classes begin on Sunday, September 20th at 9:00 AM.
Jim Hicks, our Director of Religious Education, together with Father Oliver and all of our dedicated Catechists, are looking forward to another rewarding year as they assist you in furthering your child's religious education.
Columbus Day Dinner Will Be on October 17th
The Men's Fellowship will host its annual Columbus Day dinner on Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 PM in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall).
We will be serving spaghetti and meatballs. Tickets for adults are 2 for $25. Children (ages 2-10) will be admitted free of charge.
Christmas Dinner Tickets Go on Sale Mid-September
As you are aware, for the past number of years, we have had our annual Christmas party in the parish hall. To be sure, they were great events and one way of preparing and looking forward to the birth of the Lord. This year we would like to try something different. We have booked the banquet room at Tep’s Villa Roma in town for our next Christmas party, which will take place on Sunday, December 13th at 4:30 pm.
We have arranged a good, wholesome, set menu. The tickets for the Christmas party at Tep’s would normally cost $35 for adults, and $17.50 for children (ages 2-10). However, with the help of the Men’s Fellowship, the Women's Guild, and a generous benefactor, admission to the Christmas party will be $17.00 for adults and $8.00 for children (ages 2-10).
The get-together is a parish event and for those who see the parish as their spiritual-home-away-from home. You will be most welcome, but we recommend you purchase tickets as soon as possible. They will be available about the middle of September.
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.
Technology is changing rapidly, for the better! If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, you're not alone. Join us every Wednesday in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall) at 11:30 AM, after Scripture Class, for our computer workshop. The workshop brings together members of the parish to help each other improve their computer skills and better utilize their portable devices. You will learn new skills, and share your knowledge with others. Bring your portable computer, tablet or smartphone.
A Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide Program
Do you know anyone who is divorced? Nearly everyone is affected by divorce; whether it’s you, or a family member, or a co-worker. Divorce happens...and it hurts.
The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide Program is a 12-week DVD/discussion program beginning Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 3-5 p.m. in the “Gathering Room” at St. Albert’s Catholic Church, 1259 St. Albert’s Dr., Reno, NV 89503. St. Albert’s offers a Sunday 5 p.m. Mass if you should wish to attend Mass after the program.
The program covers the topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single, and much more. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
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. However, there was concern expressed about cost! We were not able to provide you, the parishioners, with a precise estimate regarding Phases Two and Three.
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. Plans are now being drawn up to submit to contractors so they can bid on the project. Another town hall meeting will be called to provide you with the latest information.
Thanks to our parishioners, and those who see the parish as their spiritual-home-away-from home. Financial gifts have been given over these past years for future beautification. This week, we received a most generous offer from a parishioner who is prepared to give $50,000 provided we can get matching funds. The financial gifts we have received, and will receive, can only be used specifically for the beautification of the Church.
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.