UPCOMING PARISH ACTIVITIES

  • July 2 & 3  - crafted woodwork from the Holy Land!  Catholic people from Bethlehem will be making these lovely items available to us on the weekend of  to buy for our homes or loved ones.  Please support them kindly & generously.

  • August 22 evening – mark the date! A parish outing to see the Reno Aces play the Sacramento River Cats -- more details coming.

 


ROAD WORK Projects in the area

From now and through to October there will be major highway improvement projects taking place in our direct vicinity, for example the roundabout project at the 28 & 89 Y junction, and extensive water drainage improvements from Granlibakken to Tahoma. It is going to affect traffic in front of our church and in our parking lots from Mondays through Fridays until October. We will have to “play it by ear” and plan appropriately in regards to such things as our Religious Ed classes on weekdays, and daily Mass. Delays of up to 20 minutes are to be expected, warns Caltrans. Weekend events and weekend Mass will probably not be affected.


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 a few weeks I will be leading a group of 12 adventurous, young-at-heart, faith-filled Catholics to the World Youth Day pilgrimage, which this year is in Poland!  My small group of young adults--& some not-so-young adults--will join other pilgrims from our northern California Diocese of Sacramento (and Bishop Soto), for a few days of prayer & cele-bration with Pope Francis, in the home of St Pope John Paul II and St Faustina.  It is realistic to anticipate that 4 million people from throughout the world will journey to this international gathering! I have led World Youth Day pilgrimages in past years—in Sydney Australia in 2008 and Madrid Spain in 2011.  What an exhilarating experience, and so faith-renewing!  Please pray for the fruitful, prayerful and renewing success of World Youth Day, especially that the Holy Spirit enkindles the hearts of our younger generations with a deep & lively faith.  (By the way, since the first World Youth Day--which was envisioned & organized by Pope John Paul II, this youth forum has grown from a single-day afternoon Mass, to several days of activities, faith study, prayer gatherings, and the culminating send-off of the youth at their Vigil service and closing Mass with Pope Francis.)         --Fr Benedict DeLeon

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.