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Subject:                                     E-Newsletter for July 11, 2021

 

St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Welcome Back!" We are open for the public observance of Mass this weekend at 25% of our seating capacity (88 attendees per Mass). All social distancing restrictions continue to be in...

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont

 

"Welcome Back!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are open for the public observance of Mass this weekend at 25% of our seating capacity (88 attendees per Mass). All social distancing restrictions continue to be in force and all attendees must continue to wear a mask. Pre-registration is required for all weekend Masses. Arrive early to be seated in the Church. You will be seated in the Parish Hall once the church is filled to 25% capacity.

 

Kindly register here for this weekend: (stleonardsparishca.flo...) or through the St. Leonard website on an ongoing basis. Registration for the following weekend's Masses will be open starting Monday. If you do not have a computer, please contact Susan in the Parish office before noon on Fridays and she will gladly help you out. 

 

All weekend and weekday Masses from St. Leonard's will be Livestreamed at the time that they are scheduled to our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here. The 4:30 pm Saturday Mass will be recorded and made available on Saturday evening here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amos Called by God to Prophesy • Amos 7:12-15  

Blessing for Jew and Gentile • Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3- 10 

The Mission of the Twelve • 

Mark 6:7-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor's Message: Do Not Be Surprised by Rejection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Sunday’s readings remind us that we are God’s children, and disciples of Jesus called to share the Good News by bearing witness to God’s love, mercy, and salvation. They also make it clear that even in our own time, just like Jesus, we will face rejection and we need to be prepared for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first reading warns us that our witnessing mission will be rejected, as happened to the Old Testament prophets like Amos.  Like Amos, we are chosen by God, through our Baptism, to become missionaries and to preach the “Good News,” mainly by Christian witnessing. 

 

In the second reading, St. Paul explains the blessings that we have received through our Baptism and the responsibility we have to become missionaries. Then Paul reveals God’s eternal plan to extend salvation, through Jesus, to all mankind — first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles. Hence, the Jewish and the Gentile Christians need to love, help, and respect one another, and thus, to proclaim Jesus, giving true witness by their lives.

 

In today’s Gospel, Mark tells the story of Jesus’ commissioning of the twelve apostles to preach the “Good News” of repentance, forgiveness of sins, liberation, and salvation through Jesus. Just as God sent the prophet Amos to preach repentance to ancient Israel and St. Paul to preach the Good News of salvation to the Gentiles, so Jesus sends forth the Twelve to proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom and to bring healing to those who need it most. Today’s Gospel reports the instruction Jesus gave the apostles for their first mission. They are to be walking illustrations of God’s love and providence in action. They are to preach repentance — a change of heart and a change of action taking people from a self-centered life to a God-centered life. They too, like their Lord and the prophet Amos, will face rejection. Jesus tell His disciples to expect opposition, “Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet.” (Mark 6-11)

 

As Catholics today, we should not be surprised when our Christian witnessing and evangelization efforts encounter rejection. Jesus and his followers lived on the margins of society, always on the edge of rejection. Increasingly, that appears to be our fate as well. Gone are the days when the Christian world view dominated our western society. Our message of love, forgiveness and compassion is now seen as counter to the main thrust of our culture. Especially when it is obscured by the times when our past actions did not exemplify the love of Jesus. He is warning them and us what should be expected. Spiritual people tend shake the establishment.

 

Four significant messages emerge from our Sunday readings:

  • As  disciples we should not place our trust in “what” we bring to the mission, but on “who” we proclaim.
  • There is an urgency to the proclamation of the Good News. The mission is pressing, so we as evangelizers, must keep moving. 
  • We are not to quit easily, but there is wisdom in knowing when to let go. We take the opportunities to speak positively about God and the things of God. If it does not work the first time, do not be discouraged. We should take the energy of rejection and transform it into creative fuel.
  • We will always walk, at least to some degree, the path of opposition. Someone may be misinformed or have another agenda and will try to block us. We need to be prepared for it and not take it personally!

Ultimately, we need to remember that we are all called to be prophets and disciples. Our life is not entirely ours. It is God’s call. It is not the door that we open but rather the door that is opened for us by God. And most importantly, we should trust fully in the ability of God to provide. God can be trusted and when God calls us to serve Him, He always provides what we need.

 

God bless you folks, Father Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship

 

Regular Mass Times

Registration is required for all Weekend Masses. Please note that no reservations are required for Weekday Masses. You can make reservations by visiting stleonardsparish.ca/... or, if you don't have a computer, by calling the parish office at (613) 692-4254 .    

  • Wednesday-Friday: 9 am 
  • Saturday: 4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Regular Confession times

Saturday 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Weekend and Weekday Masses from St. Leonard's will be Livestreamed at the time that they are scheduled to our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here. The 4:30 pm Saturday Mass will be recorded and made available on Saturday evening 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Father Gerard for the Trip of a Lifetime! 

Save the Dates, Spring 2022

 

Next Spring from April 28th to May 8th, Father Gerard will be providing the spiritual leadership on the trip of lifetime to tour Egypt and its world of ancient wonders.

 

For further details click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Kids: Hildegard's Gift by Megan Hoy

 

 

 

Hildegard's Gift was not wrapped in shimmering paper and tied with gold ribbons. It was not a special package left under a beautiful, fragrant Christmas tree by old St. Nicholas. Hildegard's Gift was much more special than that. It took a lifetime for Hildegard to understand her gift completely, but when she finally did, she changed her entire world.

 

This beautiful children's picture book not only celebrates the life and work of Hildegard von Bingen; it also shows children that they, too, have gifts and talents hidden within, just waiting to be released. Watch here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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