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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Where Disciples Grow" As a result of the Province of Ontario "Stay at Home" order the public observance of Mass at St. Leonard is cancelled until at least June 14th. With the case count...

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont

 

"Where Disciples Grow"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a result of the Province of Ontario "Stay at Home" order the public observance of Mass at St. Leonard is cancelled until at least June 14th. With the case count for Covid-19 now starting to trend in the right direction, we hope to welcome you all back to Mass soon!

 

The 4:30 pm Saturday Mass will be Livestreamed and will also be recorded for viewing throughout the weekend. It will be made available on Saturday evening here.  Weekday Masses scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 9:00 am will also be Livestreamed to our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratification of the Covenant • Exodus 24:3-8 

Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 

The Sacrifice of Jesus • Hebrews 9:11-15 

Passover Preparation • Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor's Message: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday, we mark the feast of The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We celebrate the central meaning and reality of the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament. It is worth asking ourselves: How will we observe it this year when we are not able to gather as a Catholic Community and physically receive the Holy Eucharist?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this day we celebrate the Lord Jesus’ giving His Body and Blood to us by His freely chosen death and resurrection, and sacramentally in the Eucharist.  Years ago, this solemnity was called by its Latin name “Corpus Christi” – “Body of Christ.” It is basically a celebration of the fact that the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is present in the bread and wine during the Eucharist – a re-enactment of the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples.

 

Our readings for this Sunday remind us that the newer name for this celebration is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  The emphasis is placed on the theme of Covenant blood because the ancient peoples sealed Covenants with the blood of ritually sacrificed animals, and Jesus sealed his New Covenant with his own Blood shed on Calvary. Today’s first reading describes how Moses, by sprinkling the blood of a sacrificed animal on the altar and on the people, accepted the Covenant Yahweh proposed and made with His People.  In the second reading, St. Paul affirms that Jesus sealed the New Covenant with his own Blood, thereby putting an end to animal sacrifices.  

 

Today’s Gospel details how Jesus converted this ancient ritual into a Sacrament and sacrifice.  Instead of the lamb’s blood, Jesus offered his own Divine/human Body and Blood, and instead of sprinkling us with blood, Jesus offers himself to us as food and drink: ““Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is the blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.”” (Mark 14: 22-24)

 

Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist both as a sacramental banquet and a sacrificial offering. As a Sacrament, the Eucharist is a visible sign that gives us God’s grace and God’s life and, as a meal, The Eucharist nourishes our souls. As a sacrifice the Eucharistic celebration is a re-presentation or re-enactment of Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary, completed in His Resurrection. We offer Jesus’ sacrifice to God the Father for the remission of our sins, using signs and symbols.

 

It is true that we mark this feast just once a year. But we celebrate this gift every time we go to Mass. Every time we receive the Eucharist, we celebrate Corpus Christi, becoming living tabernacles, carrying Christ into the world in our own individual Eucharistic processions. Every day, we are called to bear witness to that—and to do what the priest announces at the end of Mass, “glorifying the Lord with our lives.” How do we show that to the world? How do we reflect what we receive?

 

This is what we celebrate when we gather for Eucharist.  We give thanks to God for all Jesus did through His life, ministry, death, and resurrection.  We feast on the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation – the Body and Blood of Jesus Himself.  We make ourselves present with Jesus as He celebrates the Last Supper, and He comes to us as our Food and Drink.

 

We all eagerly await the opportunity to gather once more to partake of the Holy Eucharist.  When we do so in a few weeks, let us appreciate the “Real Presence” of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, by receiving him with true repentance for our sins, due preparation, and reverence. In the meantime, let us continue to be Christ-bearers to others at home and in the workplace, through love, mercy, forgiveness, and humble and sacrificial service. And finally, for this few more weeks when we are unable to gather, Pope Francis urges that we participate in Mass online and partake in a “Spiritual Communion”. 

 

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

God bless you folks, Father Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship

 

Regular Mass Times

 

There will be no public observance of Mass until at least June 14th as we remain under a Province wide "Stay at Home" order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 4:30 pm Saturday Mass will be Livestreamed and will also be recorded for viewing throughout the weekend recorded. It will be made available on Saturday evening here.  All Weekday Masses (Wed, Thurs, Fri at 9 am) from St. Leonard's will be Livestreamed to our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. to view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Archdiocese:

 

Statement from Archbishop Marcel Damphousse of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall on the Discovery of the Remains of 215 Children at the Former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia: Like many of you, I have been deeply disturbed and sorrowful over the enormously tragic discovery of the remains of the 215 children at the Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  The pain of this great tragedy has been expressed in the many recent ceremonies, memorials and tributes across Canada.  It has touched all of us who desire a world in which all life flourishes – especially the life of innocent children. … To read the full statement: https://en.archoc.ca/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Lot Resurfacing

 

The resurfacing of the parking lot will happen on  the 15th (Tuesday) and 16th of June (Wednesday) and will be closed on the 17th of June (Thursday) to allow for drying.  There will be no parking allowed for those three days in the Church parking lot.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship

 

Please remember your local parish during these extraordinary circumstances. If you are able to provide financial support to St. Leonard's, please consider making a donation online or by Interac e-transferYou can also mail your envelope to the Church at the following address: St. Leonard Parish, 5332 Long Island Road, Manotick, ON, K4M 1E8

 

Thank You for Your Financial Support! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Collections

 

New Roof Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Formation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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