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.


WELCOME TO OUR NEW PASTOR

Father Benedict DeLeon.

He was born and raised in Sacramento, the 4th of five children. His late parents were pioneer members at the family’s home parish of St. Paul Church in South Sacramento, where Father Ben received almost all his sacraments and celebrated his first Mass. Fr. Ben graduated from Elk Grove High School and then attended the regional seminary, St. Patrick’s in Menlo Park.

Father has been ordained a priest for 35 years, and has been pastor at several parishes throughout the Diocese of Sacramento. His last parish was Pastor of St. Theresa in South Lake Tahoe.

His 8-year old Alaskan Malamute dog is always at his side, and he has an Amazon Green parrot as well.

 

 

FROM THE PASTOR

It is never our intention to ever hurt the ones we love. The holy man Simeon, when Mary & Joseph took their infant baby Jesus to the Temple for the customary Jewish presentation rite, immedi­ately knew that the baby they were holding was very special. As well as proclaiming such, Simeon in his next breath also advised Mary that as she accepts the role of motherhood for the holy child, she must anticipate that her heart will experience some pretty profound sorrows. Still, Mary continually accepted her role, and said, “yes” to the Lord. Advance 19 centuries later, and Mary appears to a holy nun-in-training Lucia, holding this holy child. The child tells Lucia to please always remember his mother in prayer, give her special devotion, because someone has to console her pained heart. At several moments in the history of our Church holy people such as Bridget of Sweden, Pius VII, Lucia of Fatima have promoted our devotion to Mary for five first Saturdays. It assists us in remembering that we have to be aware of our faults, failings, and sins, times when we cause distress upon others, times which cause distress & hurt upon Mary and our Lord. Next week is a first Saturday.

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.


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2015 CCD

Back row:  Janene McKelvey, Nathan Gracey, Garrett LaVoie

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



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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.