Our Lady of Tahoe has a variety of groups available for volunteers to assist in the mission of the church. Joining a group is an excellent way to employ your talents and interests, improving your faith-life and the lives of those around you. Below are a few of the ways you can get involved at Our Lady of Tahoe. We hope to see you soon.
The role of the Parish Council (A.K.A. Pastoral Council) is to assist in fostering pastoral activity; that is, to investigate and consider matters relating to the parish and to formulate practical conclusions as recommendations to the pastor. The council typically meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the parish hall.
The Finance Council (A.K.A. Finance Committee) is an advisory body appointed by the pastor to assist him in the financial aspects of the parish. The council meets quarterly in the parish hall. Emphasis for membership is on finan
Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)
CSA provides financial support to the vast ministries of the Diocese of Reno. This includes support to education of seminarians, Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, subsidies to poor and struggling parishes, Respect Life, alleviating hunger, technology and multimedia, Catholic Education at the parish and Diocese levels and community.
cial, legal or managerial experience.
The WebTech Group primarily develops this website, but also assists with various technology issues for the parish. If you're technically inclined and/or interested in developing content for this site, take a look at WebTech.
The Liturgy Council oversees the liturgy and makes recommendations to the pastor concerning the interior and exterior of the church building.
The Liturgy council also supervises a plethora of subsidiaries involved with assisting at the Holy Mass, such as ushers and lectors. Please see the liturgy council page for a complete list.
This is an important activity in the Church. Music sets the tone for gathering us together for worship. Our hearts are lifted up when we have participated in a Mass enhanced with good music. It is an activity that takes time as well as talent. It is an activity that cannot be left to the individual music leader or director. It is an activity that involves everyone who has a song in his or her heart or can play any instrument.
This group provides children of elementary and high school age a growing experience of and a reverence for Sacred Scripture and church tradition. Teachers provide a faithful presentation of the Church’s teachings and meaningful participation in the communal, sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.
Meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM, with Father Oliver leading a study of a book from the Bible. Occasionally, a video-based program is followed. Usually, about a dozen people attend these classes. It's a comfortable and informal environment, and all are welcome.
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, in the parish hall, with a focus on scripture as the Living Word.
T.G.I.F. - A small church community group that meets at the parish hall on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 10 am. We read and discuss Scripture Readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass. Meetings last 1.5 to 2 hours.
God for Grown-Ups
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, in the parish hall. A meal is served, followed by a class, and discussion, about the catechism and church history.
The Men’s Fellowship is an organization of men who perform a wide variety of services for the church. Each year, the men host the St. Patrick Dinner and Columbus Dinner in an effort to foster community and raise funds. They meet on the 1st Thursday of each month. This is a great way to meet other Catholic men and to become involved in the good of the parish.
The Women's Guild consists of a group of ladies who wish to provide various services to the church as well as have an opportunity to meet each other on a social basis the 3rd Tuesday of each month. They assist with altar care & linens, and raise money through pine cone crafts (Pine Craft Ladies) and the boutique (The Gift Shop).
The Outreach Program volunteers service to over 60 families with food boxes which are filled Friday and distributed on the 2nd Saturday of each month at OLT parish hall. This group also distributes Christmas gifts for children.
This group represents Peace, Justice and presenting the Church's teaching about the dignity of human life...from the womb to the tomb.
Caring for the Sick
This group is two-fold: Those who visit and bring Holy Communion to the sick and those who visit and/or assist the sick, elderly or shut-ins. Training sessions are provided for those interested. This group is a good way to share the good news of Christ’s love and peace.
There are several prayers groups within our parish which meet regularly:
Journey Group - Meets twice a month, with a focus on scripture.
TGIF - Meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 10:00 AM to discuss the readings of the upcoming Mass.
Volunteers count the weekly contributions, prepare and transport the deposit slips and contributions to the bank. There must be at least two counters, and three counters if a married couple is utilized.
Protecting God's Children (PGC)
Training and certification in the Diocesan program for those who work with our children.
When families attend Mass together children learn to understand and value their faith. Altar service is a way for young Catholics to assist the priest, and learn the finer points of the Holy Mass.
Please speak to Bob St.Angelo if you're interested in having your child serve the altar.
Gift of Labor
Tradesmen who volunteer from time to time around the Church.
Volunteers who help occasionally with bulletins, mailings, and other office work that might arise.
Your talents ARE useful in the service of God! If you like sewing, gardening, decorating, volunteering, etc., please let the office know.