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.
Resurrection of Christ / N Coypel
Easter is a day of celebration because it represents the fulfillment of our faith as Christians. St. Paul wrote that, unless Christ rose from the dead, our faith is in vain (1 Corinthians 15:17). Through his death, Christ saved mankind from bondage to sin, and He destroyed the hold that death has on all of us; but it is His Resurrection that gives us the promise of new life, both in this world and the next.
That new life began on Easter Sunday. In the Our Father, we pray that "Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven." And Christ told His disciples that some of them would not die until they saw the Kingdom of God "coming in power" (Mark 9:1). The early Christian Fathers saw Easter as the fulfillment of that promise. With the resurrection of Christ, God's Kingdom is established on earth, in the form of the Church.
That is why people who are converting to Catholicism traditionally are baptized at the Easter Vigil service, which takes place on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter), starting sometime after sunset. They have usually undergone a long process of study and preparation known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Their baptism parallels Christ's own Death and Resurrection, as they die to sin and rise to new life in the Kingdom of God. MORE AT ABOUT.COM....
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....
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....
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!
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)
04/20 - Easter Sunday
Mass at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and
04/23 - Finance Committee meeting at 8:00 AM
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
05/09 - Outreach food box prep. at 8:30 AM
05/10 - Outreach food box distrib. at 9:30 AM