Rev. Benedict DeLeon


Our Christmas Dinner

Save the Date 

Corpus Christi’s Annual Christmas Party, Sunday Dec 11 in the Parish Hall. Begin gathering at 4:30p.m. with dinner at 5:30p.m.. suggested freewill offering of $10 per person, $25/family helps defray cost.

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!

 The Confirmation Class, now in its second year of preparation, participated in a “mini retreat” at their Monday evening class last week, based on Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy. It was a unique & beautiful experience for everyone there ! Some personal comments on their evening will be offered by the students in Sundays to come.

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.


It is up to us in our families to teach and instill in our children & grandchildren what the true meaning of the holiday season is all about. As a simple example, as Christians shouldn’t most of your season’s decorations be religious imagery? -– nativity scene, candles, evergreen, Advent wreath. In the spirit of Advent & preparation, we can set-up our Christmas decorations gradually through these 4 weeks of spiritual readiness. Similarly, you don’t need to take-down your Christmas decorations the day right following Christmas, because the 12 days of Christmas are the twelve days after December 25th, concluding on January 6th the feast of the Three Kings, or “Epiphany.” Rather than just joining the chorus of complaints about the disappearance of “the true meaning of Christmas” in our society, instead…you can teach, and show, and set the example of faith-filled celebrations & customs & religious symbols of Christmas in your own home -- show others the way you keep this season holy in your home & in your family. And we can use the word “holiday” without hesitation, because, after all, the word “holiday” does derive from “holy day,” which is surely what Christmas is! Please remember this week we have a Holy Day of Obligation, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary… Masses at 8:30a.m. & 6p.m. on Thursday  --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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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.