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 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....
No Daily Mass This Week
The daily Masses normally scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd through Friday, April 24th have been cancelled this week due to meetings. Masses on Saturday and Sunday will be held as usual. The normal Mass schedule will continue next week.
Building Up the Church - Catholic Services Appeal 2015
We are raising funds for 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 OUR CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL PAGE
Anything over and above our assessment of $42,074.08 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, our CSA chair.
Women's Guild Scholarship
The Women's Guild will grant a $1,500 scholarship to a high school senior or a college student. To be eligible, the candidate must be an active member of Our Lady of Tahoe Parish with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Scoring will be based on scholastic achievement and a demonstration of commitment to the faith community. Applications are available in the office and must be submitted no later than Friday, May 1st.
Father Oliver will begin Scripture Class again on May 6th. Please come join us in the parish hall on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM while we study the Beatitudes. Usually, about a dozen people attend these classes. It's a comfortable and informal environment, and all are welcome.
Please come out and help clean up the parish grounds from 9:00 AM until noon on Saturday, May 16th. We need to pick up pine cones and rake pine needles. Garden gloves and hats are recommended. Bring a rake if you have one. The more volunteers we have, the less time it will take. The Parish Council has arranged for water to be provided, as well as lunch.
The Women's Guild is holding a Ministry Fair in the parish hall on Sunday, May 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.
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.