OUR PASTOR

Rev. Benedict DeLeon

Upcoming Parish Activities

SEDER MEAL

Please mark Sunday evening April 9th, 5:30 p.m. sharp, for our parish Seder Meal, an authentic reenactment of the Last Supper of Jesus and the origins of our Holy Mass. It includes a full meal.

Faith Formation

Religious Education classes


Religious Education classes for grades 1 through 5 continue on Thursdays, from 2:30 to 3:45. There are still openings for children for the first year of our 2-year First Communion class. Any interested parents, please call the church office at 583 4409. If any parishioners know Catholic friends with young children who are not in Religious Education classes, encourage them to think about it. Sometimes it only needs an invitation!


Confirmation Class news

The Confirmation Class began this school year with a Retreat based on the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.  During their Retreat, the students focused on poverty in the United States, the organizations who provided help and how they, as students, could help. As a Lenten activity and a group Service Project, the Confirmation Class is working on providing two local charities with necessary items—The Emergency Shelter in Truckee and Project Mana.  Items needed:  Emergency Shelter: 

Personal hygiene items; individually wrapped protein bars, tarps, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, warm socks. 

Project Mana: Canned goods, peanut butter, cereal. 

Please bring donations to the Church when you come to Mass and drop them in the Donation Can in the main vestibule. THANK 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.


FROM THE PASTOR

In the Gospel this weekend we once again reflect upon the importance of water. Our first Sunday in Lent a few weeks ago Jesus was 40 days in the dessert. Today’s Gospel, Jesus and his disciples are travelling the arid region between the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem, and they seek to quench their thirst. At a well, Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman, and at this water well new life and refreshment & rejuvenation flows into the woman’s life. Grace and sin are social. Both grace and sin do not just affect one person in their relationship to God, but grace and sin affect everyone. And so at the well, the woman receiving this refreshing healing grace from Jesus cannot help but share it with others in her community. So during out journey and encounters with the Lord this Lenten season. We can find that it not only brings “me” new life and renewal, but my life changed, I can spread and share God’s life and grace with so many others.

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!

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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.

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.