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 23rd through Friday, April 25th 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.
Please come out and help clean up the parish grounds from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 26th. We need to pick up pine cones and debris, rake pine needles and weed our gardens. If you have them, please bring a rake and gardening tools. Hats and garden gloves are recommended. The more volunteers we have, the better job we can do and the less time it will take. The Parish Council has arranged for water to be provided, as well as a lunch of hotdogs and chips.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday is a Roman Catholic solemnity celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, the Octave of Easter. It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Church.
This feast of Divine Mercy, as recorded in the diary of Saint Faustina, receives from Jesus himself the biggest promises of Grace related to the Devotion of Divine Mercy. In specific Jesus states that the soul that goes to Sacramental Confession (the confession may take place some days before), and receives Holy Eucharistic Communion on that day, shall obtain the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment. Additionally, the Roman Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence (observing the usual rules) with the recitation of some simple prayers. MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG....
Two Popes to Be Canonized
Former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized on April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Bl. John XXII is most known for his encyclical “Pacem in Terris,” and for his calling of the Second Vatican Council, the 50th anniversary of which is currently being celebrated.
Bl. John Paul II is perhaps one of the most well-known pontiffs in recent history, and is most remembered for his charismatic nature, his love of youth and his world travels, along with his role in the fall of communism in Europe during his 27-year papacy.
Canonization is the act by which the Catholic Church declares a deceased person to be a saint, upon which declaration the person is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints. MORE FROM THE CNA....
Women's Guild Scholarship
The Our Lady of Tahoe Women's Guild Scholarship is now accepting applications for any high school graduate or continuing college student who lives in the South Lake Tahoe area and is involved with Our Lady of Tahoe. Application forms can be picked up at the parish office from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, May 1st.
Annual Recognition Banquet
The 2014 Annual Diocesan Recognition Banquet, honoring those who give so much to our parishes and schools throughout our Diocese will be held Friday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM at Harrah’s in Reno.
This year, Our Lady of Tahoe is proud to honor Elizabeth Donahue and Gary Zaskoda 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!
Father Oliver will hold another series of a Scripture classes beginning on Wednesday, May 7th at 10:00 AM in the parish hall. We just completed a study of the Book of Genesis. Our new study will be "An Overview of Exodus." Usually, about a dozen people attend these classes. It's a very 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)
04/26 - Spring clean-up at 9:00 AM
First Confession at 10:00 AM
04/27 - Divine Mercy Sunday
Canonization of Pope John XXIII and
Pope John Paul II
Religious Education at 9:00 AM
05/01 - Men's Fellowship meeting at 6:00 PM
05/02 - TGIF Bible Study at 10:00 AM
Annual Recognition Banquet at 6:00 PM
05/04 - First Communion at 10:00 AM
05/06 - Church Enhancement Committee
meeting at 5:00 PM
05/07 - Finance Council meeting at 8:00 AM
Scripture class at 10:00 AM
05/09 - Outreach food box prep. at 8:30 AM
05/10 - Outreach food box distrib. at 9:30 AM
05/13 - Parish Council meeting at 6:00 PM