Rev. Benedict DeLeon


As you probably know, we endured an exceptionally difficult winter here this year.  Wind, snow, and road conditions combined to limit Mass attendance, and this, in turn, reduced our weekend collections.

As a result, we are projecting an operating loss of more than $18,000 for this fiscal year. If you can find it in your hearts to favor us with a little extra gift, we would be deeply grateful !

Our mailing address is

Corpus Christi Parish

PO Box 1878

Tahoe City, CA 96145

You may make your check payable to Corpus Christi Parish or Queen of the Snows Chapel.  You may also send you gift online by clicking on the “On-line Giving” link, and please direct your gift to the “Offering” fund.  We express a prayerful thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

Upcoming Parish Activities

Parish Outing! Like baseball?

We are organizing another fun trip to a Reno Aces Game! 

Friday, August 18 the Sacramento River Cats (SF Giants’ AAA team) will be playing the Aces at Greater Nevada Field. The price per person is $16 in the Infield (reserved).  We need at least 20 people to receive the special ticket rate.  A free Reno Aces ball cap will be given to all of our participants as well as a score board "shout out" announcement for our group.  It is a ways off, so circle the date!

Faith Formation

Parents! Religious Education classes will begin the last week of September, with a Parent Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21. We hope that students who have already made their First Communion continue to take advantage of Religion classes so they will retain their love of their Faith and be prepared for Confirmation classes when they reach 6th and 7th grades.

WE DO NEED MORE TEACHERS. Please, parents, consider volunteering 1 ½ hours a week to help pass on our Faith to our youth. The PRIMARY teachers of our Faith are the parents, by your example and routines at home, and then enhanced and explained in more detail in Religious classes. WE NEED YOU!

Pilgrimage to World Youth Day Panama 2019

Anyone who will be a junior in high school or older (approximately 16 – 35 y.o.) by January 2019 is invited to join our parish youth on a pilgrimage starting in Guatemala and ending at the World Youth Day in Panama 2019! The Bishops of Panama have not yet announced the actual dates but it will take place January or February 2019. Our pilgrimage will journey to various towns throughout Central America to St. Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity Homes, where we will stay and help with their wonderful works of charity. If you feel this need for spiritual growth & a deeper relationship with God, please contact Susan Bruno for more information 530-583-5766.

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.


Every summer we are happy to welcome our guests & visitors who worship and pray with us here in our lovely Tahoe community. It is an eloquent statement of your faith, that you make the effort to participate in in Holy Mass even as you travel. It is especially wonderful to see entire families coming to Mass together! May God shower you with his choicest blessings!

--Father 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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Online Giving

Do you pay bills online? Can’t find your envelopes? No time before church to visit the ATM for cash? Are you on Facebook? Then why not give online? To set up your account and to start giving online now click here.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at Giftonline@corpuschristi-Tahoe.org

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.