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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Where disciples grow" There will be no public Masses this weekend as we remain under an Ontario wide lockdown. This week the lockdown was extended until Feb 11th. Online Masses from St...

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont

 

"Where disciples grow"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be no public Masses this weekend as we remain under an Ontario wide lockdown. This week the lockdown was extended until Feb 11th. Online Masses from St. Leonard's will be available on our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here. On Saturday at 4 pm a recorded version of the Sunday Mass will be available and during the week, the 9 am Wed, Thurs and Friday Masses will be Livestreamed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor's Message: "Come and See"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s gospel reading we reflect on how Jesus begins His mission of proclaiming God’s Good News. The first thing that Jesus does is to call out to the followers of John the Baptist to “Come and See”. We see in this short Gospel passage an excellent illustration of the seven steps to discipleship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The passage begins with John the Baptist pointing to Jesus and proclaiming, “There is the Lamb of GOD.”  Two followers of John who trust him and are open to the urgings of the Holy Spirit, leave him and start their journey with Jesus.  They are curious about this man who is proclaimed to be the Lamb of GOD and wish to discover what this is all about.  They have an encounter with Jesus who asks them,” What are you looking for?” The inquirers call Jesus “Rabbi” or “Teacher”, and they ask Him about His living situation.  

 

In response to their question, “Where are you staying?” Jesus says, “Come and you will see.” He is not saying merely come and you will see where I am staying; He is saying by following Him “they will see.” Their eyes will be opened to who He is and what His mission is. Although they may not have realized the essence of the question at that moment, soon after their brief time with Jesus (“they stayed with Him that day”), their faith begins to form as they begin “to see” what He is all about and what their role will become as His disciples.

 

In the last verses of today’s Gospel, one of the followers, Andrew, races to his brother, Simon, and shares the good news with Simon, “We have found the Messiah (Christos – Anointed One).” Andrew brings Simon to Jesus and Jesus renames him Cephas (which is translated Peter). These two apostles, Andrew and Peter, would over the next few years place Christ at the center of their lives and prove instrumental in the fulfillment of the mission of Jesus.

 

To have trust, to be open minded, to discover Jesus and to reach out to encounter Him are the first necessary steps in discipleship. Taking the time to understand and form your faith and then having the courage to share that faith with others, are the pivotal next steps in discipleship. Our ultimate goal as a disciple is to place Christ at the center of our lives. Ask yourself the following questions: Is Christ my source for life? Is he the motivation for everything I do? Is his glory my goal? Is he my hope, both for today and for eternity?

 

Today, Jesus invites us all to follow Him. To be His disciples. He asks us to “come and see” what it is that we are looking for and to share this good news with others. Eternal life, friendship with God, happiness here on earth; all are possible for disciples of Jesus. “Come and See”!

 

God bless you folks, Father Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship

 

Regular Mass Times

There will be no public Masses until Feb 11th as we remain under a Province wide lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Masses from St. Leonard's will be available on our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here. On Saturday at 4 pm a recorded version of the Sunday Mass will be available and during the week the 9 am Wed, Thurs and Friday Masses will be Livestreamed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Reading, First Samuel 3:3-10, 19
2nd Reading, First Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20
Gospel, John 1:35-42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermon

 

Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermons will air every ‪Sunday morning at 8:15 AM Eastern Time. Click on Bishop Barron’s YouTube channel and then chose the Sunday you wish to view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Children's Liturgy

 

The St. Leonard Children’s Liturgy Team offers virtual Children’s Liturgy of the Word videos to keep our children connected to their faith! The videos include prayers, the week’s Gospel reading, lessons, all geared for our younger parishioners. Click here to view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please remember your local parish during these extraordinary circumstances. Thank You for your Financial Support!

Note: 2020 tax receipts for Tithe.ly donations will be issued by email before Jan 31, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Virtual Youth Alpha Night is Saturday, January 30th 7-8:30 pm!

Come hang out virtually with your peers and also take in Youth Alpha.
Topic: “How and why to tell others”
To join, email Colleen O’Mahony-Menton before 6:45 pm, Jan 30th (colleen.menton@rogers....).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Formation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Older Kids: Finnian and the Seven Mountains, Issues #1-4


A young man named Finnian leaves his monastic school in Ireland to find a legendary sword rumored to have the extraordinary power to defeat evil. Will Finnian find the mythical sword and lead the way to victory? Or will the Vikings continue to destroy innocent villagers?

Find out what happens in this epic comic adventure series!
Click Here to View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Worth Sharing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Angel talks about what to do when we don’t meet our own expectations.

 

 

Desiring and imagining about a future spouse is normal and natural, but it’s so important that we keep all of our desires open to God in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our first edition of the E-Newsletter utilizing the Flocknote system. Flocknote is a church communication management tool built exclusively to address the communication needs of church organizations and is being implemented by the Parish in co-operation with the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. More information will follow in the coming weeks. If have any comments and/or suggestions as it relates to any of our Parish activities, including the E-Newsletter, please use the "reply" button below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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