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 Advent
In the Catholic Church, and in many Christian denominations, Advent is a period of preparation extending over four Sundays, before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. This refers, first of all, to our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas; but second, to the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion; and finally, to His Second Coming at the end of time. Our preparations, therefore, should have all three comings in mind. We need to prepare our souls to receive Christ worthily. (SOURCE: ABOUT.COM)
“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord.” Father Oliver suggests as part of your preparation for this season, you make an Advent wreath for your home. Each evening, join with your family to pray the Rosary or read Scripture or perhaps pray the Psalms. Also, in the parish Christmas letter, which you will have very soon, there are suggested Scripture readings appropriate for the season.
During this Advent time, why not join us for daily Mass on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30pm and Scripture class on Wednesday at 10:00 AM? Do your best to make Confession part of your Advent experience — let us not be neglectful about this Holy Sacrament of peace, joy, and healing. Consider listening to Catholic radio, Immaculate Heart 92.7 FM, and watching Catholic television, EWTN.
Join Father Oliver for weekly Scripture class, in which we will be studying the book of Romans. The classes are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the parish hall. Usually, about a dozen people attend these classes. It's a comfortable and informal environment, and all are welcome. Please join us!
Building Up the Church - Catholic Services Appeal 2014
We continue to pursue 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.
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)