“May grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord” - 1 Tim. 1:2
Corpus Christi Church
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
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 1958-59, in preparation for it to become its own “stand-alone” parish operating all 12 months of the year. 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 chapel of the parish, is two miles up the Squaw Valley Road, in Squaw (Olympic) Valley, about 7 miles from Tahoe City. Construction began in 1959 and the chapel was dedicated by Cardinal James Francis McIntyre of Los Angeles during the opening week of the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley.
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”
905 West Lake Blvd
Highway 89, Tahoe City
Mailing address for the main church in Tahoe City and for the Mission Church in Olympic Valley:
P.O. Box 1878
Tahoe City, CA 96145-1878
Parish Finance Council
Welcome to our parish. Your contact information is important for us to assist you for the ministries. Please mark the area or special ministries you would like to be trained and contribute to our community. You would be called.
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.The chapel is located at 1550 Squaw Valley Rd.
Queen of the Snows is in Olympic Valley, two miles West of Highway 89 on the North side of Squaw Valley Road, 1550 Squaw Valley Road.
Corpus Christi Parish is located 1 mile south of the “Y” in Tahoe City, south of the Truckee River Dam. Take Highway 89 South of Tahoe City and Corpus Christi is on the West side of the highway, 905 West Lake Boulevard.