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.
Church Remodel Meetings
We want to thank those who attended the first of two "Town Hall" meetings on May 27th. Father Oliver and the Parish Council invite you to join us at the next meeting for our parishioners and visitors on June 3rd at 7:00 PM in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral Center. We will discuss the possibility of a church remodel as part of our Master Plan. 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 presentations from our diocesan and parish representatives, and a brochure with renderings of the options and other information. The brochure, additional renderings and information, and a comment form are available at the Master Plan page on our Website.
This is your parish. We welcome your thoughts, involvement, questions and opinions. We hope to see you on June 3rd.
Spring Clean-Up Rescheduled....Again
Because of 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!
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....
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....
Parish Council Election
The Parish Council election for this year will be held in June. There are two (2) positions open. The deadline for nominations was 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.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ) is a Eucharistic solemnity, or better, the solemn commemoration of the institution of that sacrament. It is, moreover, the Church's official act of homage and gratitude to Christ, who by instituting the Holy Eucharist gave to the Church her greatest treasure. Holy Thursday, assuredly, marks the anniversary of the institution, but the commemoration of the Lord's passion that very night suppresses the rejoicing proper to the occasion. Today's observance, therefore, accents the joyous aspect of Holy Thursday.
"While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, 'Take it; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, 'This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.'"
Where the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is not observed as a holy day, it is assigned to the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, which is then considered its proper day in the calendar. 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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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.