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.
Stations of the Cross
Our Lady of Tahoe will have Stations of the Cross service every Friday during Lent at 6:15 PM, after daily Mass. On Good Friday, the service will be held at noon, and may be held outside, depending on the weather. This will be followed by the liturgy of Good Friday at 1:00 PM.
The Stations of the Cross are a way to pray and meditate on Christ's sacrifice for us. It is divided into fourteen stations from the time He was condemned to his burial. This devotion has been long encouraged by the church, and is especially useful during Lent and Good Friday.
The devotion, highly recommended by the Church, was developed during the Crusades when the knights and pilgrims began to follow the route of Christ's way to Calvary. This devotion spread throughout Europe and was promulgated by the Franciscan friars in the 14th and 15th centuries. Eventually, the Stations of the Cross became an important catechetical tool, and the popularity of this devotion inspired some of the greatest examples of medieval Christian art. Some scholars believe that medieval miracle plays, which were essentially tableaux of Christ's life, developed from the sculptured representations of the Stations of the Cross in the great Churches. These scenes from the Way of the Cross have provided inspiration for many of the world's greatest works of visual art. MORE FROM THE CNA....
The Season of Lent
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima) is a solemn observance in the liturgical year of many Christian denominations, lasting for a period of approximately six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. In the general Latin-rite and most Western denominations Lent is taken to run from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) morning or to Easter Eve. In the Roman Catholic Church, Lent lasts until Holy Thursday, while other denominations run until Easter Eve.
The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the Bible beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG....
Building Up the Church - Catholic Services Appeal 2015
We are kicking off 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.
A limited-edition print of Thomas Kinkade's 2010 painting "The Cross," a beautiful gift for the greater honor and glory of God, with gratitude to the donors, is currently displayed on the altar of our church during Lent, in anticipation of Easter.
From the late Thomas Kinkade:
"As part of the redesign of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, I was asked to provide an image for use on a large wall. A very large wall – truly a moment of destiny for any artist.
To create the oil painting that would be the basis for the final mural, I utilized one of the largest canvases I have ever attempted in my studio. A full 6 feet wide, this canvas would be enlarged to create the final epic sized mural. As I worked it was as if heavenly light began to pour upon the canvas.
A final aspect of the creative process came when Franklin Graham himself suggested a fitting title for the work: The Cross. This simple title reflects the lifelong calling and legacy of his father, the evangelist Billy Graham.
My prayer is that this painting will bring hope to many, just as Billy Graham has brought hope to millions through the gospel message."
"The Cross" is available as a limited-edition print at THOMASKINCADE.COM.
Conversion: Following the Call of Christ
When you hear the word, “Conversion” what comes to mind? Catholicism defines “conversion” as a life-long process of turning one’s attention and energy toward an ever-deepening relationship with Christ. Join us as for this DVD-based program, Conversion: Following the Call of Christ, presented by Fr. Robert Barron.
Using six stories from the Bible, Fr. Barron demonstrates how ordinary, sinful people like us are met by Jesus and called to a better life through Him.
Please join us for our Scripture Class in the parish hall on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, as we present this program during the Lenten season. All are welcome!
Saint Patrick's Day Dinner
The Men's Fellowship is holding their annual Saint Patrick's Day dinner on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the parish hall. On the menu will be corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. Tickets are $10 for adults, and are on sale after each Mass. Children 12-years-old and younger will be admitted for free.
Annual Recognition Banquet
The 2015 Annual Diocesan Recognition Banquet, honoring those who give so much to our parishes in so many ways through various ministries throughout our Diocese, will be held Friday, April 17th at 6:00 PM at Harrah’s Reno Convention Center.
This year, Our Lady of Tahoe is proud to honor Howard & Cora Lowry and Betty Hicks for their service.
You are welcome to join us for the banquet at Harrah’s in Reno. Tickets are $39 per person. Please sign your name and purchase tickets in the parish office as soon as possible. It will be a delightful evening and we hope you can come!
LENTEN MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12:15 PM
Wednesday: 9:15 AM
Thursday & Friday: 5:30 PM
Stations of the Cross: Friday at 6:15 PM
Reconciliation: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Saturday)