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.
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.
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has its roots in the very foundations of the Church. They are the solid rock on which the Church is built. They are at the origin of her faith and will forever remain her protectors and her guides. To them Rome owes her true greatness, for it was under God's providential guidance that they were led to make the capital of the Empire, sanctified by their martyrdom, the center of the Christian world whence should radiate the preaching of the Gospel.
St. Peter suffered martyrdom under Nero, in A.D. 66 or 67. He was buried on the hill of the Vatican where recent excavations have revealed his tomb on the very site of the basilica of St. Peter's. St. Paul was beheaded in the via Ostia on the spot where now stands the basilica bearing his name. Down the centuries Christian people in their thousands have gone on pilgrimage to the tombs of these Apostles. In the second and third centuries the Roman Church already stood pre-eminent by reason of her apostolicity, the infallible truth of her teaching and her two great figures, Sts. Peter and Paul. MORE AT CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG....
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.
The Parish Council, Finance Council and Father Oliver have taken into account the ideas, thoughts, questions and concerns of the parishioners from these two meetings, along with other comments that were voiced, mailed, emailed or posted to the website. It was decided we need further clarification of the costs of the project, and we will proceed in that direction with the Diocese and the architect. When we receive more definitive numbers, we will have another Town Hall meeting as soon as possible. Thanks to all!
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....
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.
Reno Synod 2015
The 2nd Diocesan Synod of Reno is coming December 3-5, 2015. Please pray for the work in preparing for this historical event for our church in Northern Nevada, and offer input and assistance when and where requested during this process.
The Diocese of Reno Synod will bring together people from the entire Catholic community including priests, deacons, parish staff members, lay parish leaders, parishioners and representatives of religious communities and lay groups to discuss the vision for our diocese. The Synod, and the sessions leading up to it, should be a wonderful and exciting Spirit-led process that will give the diocese a clearer direction of priorities.
The delegates from Our Lady of Tahoe will be Dr. Al Bisbee, Laura Schorr, Jim Hicks, Gabriel Aguilar, Eva Buijten, Jim Meenan and Jan Roman-Gonzales.