Faith Formation

Religious Education classes for First Grade through Confirmation will begin on                                         Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Corpus Christi.

Parents and students are invited to attend this informational meeting.  Father Benedict and the teachers will discuss the plans for this year.   Registration packets are located at the front entrance to the church.                 Please return the registration form to the parish office. For more information contact the parish office at           530-583-4409.


 

PARISH GET - TOGETHERS

 

  • MARDI GRAS DINNER AND PARTY  –  Come to the parish’s Mardi Gras Dinner and Party, with authentic New Orleans cuisine, music, the Mardi Gras parade, and just a great ole time – just before Lent of course -- Sunday, Feb. 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Freewill donation of $10 ($25/family) to help defray costs. Beads and masks provided. Come in festive costume if you wish 
  • ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES  - February 10

Corpus Christi - Tahoe City   8:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 6:00 p.m.

 

Queen of Snows - Squaw Valley - Scripture Service with distribution of ashes 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

  • FUTURE MONTHLY GET-TOGETHERS –  Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m.  in the parish hall

 

  • SEDER MEAL - (celebration of Jesus’ Passover Supper with Apostles) Sunday,  March 20 at 5:00 p.m.


 


Welcome to Corpus Christi Church

“May grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God the Father
and Christ Jesus our Lord” (1 Tim. 1:2).

If you are a member, full or part-time, of Corpus Christi Parish, thank you for using this means (our web-site) of strengthening your bond of membership of our parish family and of accessing information on parish life and services – liturgical celebrations, religious formation programs (adult, youth, and child), spiritual ministries, social events, etc. If you are not a parish member, the parishioners, parish staff, and the priests of Corpus Christi Parish greet you and thank you for visiting us via cyberspace.
Should you sometime visit us in person you will be welcome. Your visit will be a grace for us and, we pray, for you, for it will be God, in his Divine Providence, who will have brought you here. Our parish and parish church bear the name “Corpus Christi” – the Body of Christ; an affirmation of the Real Presence of Christ - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity- in the Most Holy Eucharist. Our mission church, in Olympic Valley, is named “Queen of Snows”, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and spiritually Mother of the Church and mother to each of us baptized into Christ. Visit and enter our two churches in the picture page of our web-site.

“May mercy, peace, and love be yours in ever greater measure” (Jude v. 2).
Again, welcome!

Corpus Christi History

Corpus Christi Parish, along with that of Susanville, Westwood, Portola and Quincy, is a daughter parish of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Truckee (est. 1870). It was established as a separate parish, as it were "left home and mother", in 1961.

Corpus Christi Church, the parish church, is located on California Highway 89, one mile south of Tahoe City. It was built in 1911 and dedicated on September 10 of that year. It stands on land donated by the Duane L. Bliss family, then owners of the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company and of Tahoe Tavern. Its building and furnishings (altar, pews, etc.) were funded by Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Kohl, of San Francisco. The church capacity was increased by the addition of a wing in the early 1960s. The addition of the present choir area, a renovation of the church and the installation of the stained-glass windows were completed in 1992.

Queen of the Snows Church, the mission church of the parish, is two miles up the Squaw Valley Road, in Squaw (Olympic) Valley, about 7 miles from Tahoe City. It was built in 1959 and dedicated by Cardinal James Francis McIntyre of Los Angeles during the opening week of the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley.


FROM THE PASTOR

In just a few weeks we will celebrate Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. This year we find that our post-Christmas season of “Ordinary Time” is very brief, because Easter comes rather early in our 2016 liturgical year. Did you know that in many European countries centuries ago, the Catholic people did not want the joyful season of Christmas to end, so on Epiphany night (“twelfth night” January 6) friends & family gathered together for a party and they served a cake with the baby King Jesus hidden inside. Each week until Ash Wednesday these weekly gatherings got bigger and bigger; the parties ended when the penitential and ascetic season of Lent began. This is the origin of “Mardi Gras,” which unfortunately – like Christmas and St Patrick’s Day – has become very secularized, and its religious origins forgotten. Our parish will celebrate Mardi Gras in a grand way this year, we hope you will participate and we’ll all have fun!


Parish Registration Form

Welcome to the Corpus Christi Parish! If you are a full time or part-time parish resident, we invite you to register as a parishioner. Please contact the parish office or you may also pick-up a copy of our registration form at the entrances to the Corpus Christi Church. God Bless and welcome!

Please Call Parish Office 530 583-4409. Parish_registration_Color_letterhead.docx


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2015 CCD

Back row:  Janene McKelvey, Nathan Gracey, Garrett LaVoie

Front row:  Shea Stewart, Lucca Scibird, Karina Orozco, Hope Anderson


Blessing of the Animals 2015

Father Benedict Blessing of the Animals 2015

2015 

 The CCD Class making Easter Baskets.


Online Giving

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Parish Pastoral Council

Mission Statement (Approved 6/15/2004)

The mission of Corpus Christi Parish Pastoral Council, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and God, Our Father, through the light of the Gospel, is to help the Pastor serve his people better by investigating their needs relating to pastoral activities, formulating practical recommendations and providing assistance as and if needed to implement these recommendations once accepted by the pastor.

Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines

"The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, because it strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God's people in the parish. A Parish Pastoral Council gives its help to the pastor in fostering pastoral activity; it investigates, under the authority of the pastor, all those things which pertain to pastoral works to ponder them, and to propose practical conclusions about them. It is essential that Council meetings occur in the context of prayer and openness to the Holy Spirit, so that at all times the common good will prevail. Specifically, the Parish Pastoral Council's purpose is to enhance the process of:

    a. pastoral planning

    b. developing pastoral programs

    c. improving pastoral services

    d. evaluating the pastoral effectiveness of various programs and services"

 

Parish Finance Council


Queen of the Snows

Our mission church, in Olympic Valley, is named “Queen of Snows”, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and spiritually Mother of the Church and mother to each of us baptized into Christ.