OUR PASTOR

Rev. Benedict DeLeon

TRAINING FOR NEW ALTAR SERVERS

Are you interested in becoming an Altar Server? If so, please come to a 20-minute informational meeting on Monday, Dec 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Center. Altar servers will actively assist at our liturgical celebrations and provide a prayerful presence to our faith community. This vital ministry relies on the participation of outstanding young people…and a wonderful opportunity for them to serve their parish and enrich their faith experience! Requirements to be an altar server include being a member of Corpus Christi Parish, having already received First Communion, and be attending Mass regularly. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Holley at (530) 550-7120.

ANNUAL PARISH CHRISTMAS DINNER

Our annual parish holiday dinner will be Sunday, December 10th.

Faith Formation

Religious Education classes have begun.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you. We can still use help, especially another teacher. If interested, please let us know. You will receive lots of encouragement & guidance!

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 consider participating in the next “World Youth Day” with our Holy Father Pope Francis, which will be held in Panama City Central America from Jan 22-27, 2019. Families are especially invited to attend. If you might be interested, please call our parish office 530 583-4409.


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

I was perusing some notes about Thanksgiving Day from the Sadlier Catholic publishing company, and I thought I’d share some of their reflections about this beautiful holiday:


-pause to consider how God has blessed you and your family the past year, how have you felt the grace of God?


-consider the many gifts before you, given by God: a meal & food, your table, especially the loved ones gathered around you


-how do you receive with gratitude what God has blessed you with?

-we speak of “God’s bounty:” think about the abundance that we have in this country of ours



-consider the presence of Christ around your table and with your family. Jesus gathered around a table with his apostles often to give thanks. In what ways do you reflect the love and friendship and fellowship of Jesus as you are about to share in your Thanksgiving Day meal?



May you all have a very happy Thanksgiving holiday, filled with God’s blessings!

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.

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.