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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Welcome Back!" Please join us this weekend in person or online as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a day of hope and a day of promise. If we...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Welcome Back!"













Please join us this weekend in person or online as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a day of hope and a day of promise. If we use Mary as our role model, we too can look forward to the day that we are reunited with our Lord in Heaven. As the first and perfect disciple she leads the way for us. 









Today’s Gospel contains Mary’s profession of love for God, the Magnificat. It is an awesome prayer of thanksgiving with great meaning for all of us especially in these uncertain times. When she thanks God for all of the good things he has done for her, she also remembers all of the good things that God has done for all of the previous generations. Mary reminds us that God is close to those who suffer and are forgotten.

Take a moment today and call to mind the good that God has already done in your life and the lives of others and may you, like Mary, "proclaim the greatness of the Lord” and “rejoice in God our saviour”!

Please be sure to check out the Worship section below for details on our Mass times and requirements.  God bless you folks, Father Gerard













The Ark Brought to Jerusalem • Revelation 11:19a; 12:1- 6a; 10ab 

Glorification of the Body • 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 

True Happiness by Keeping the Word of God • Luke 1:39-56












Sunday Reflection: The Assumption of Mary










On this feast, we praise God who has taken the sinless Virgin Mary, body and soul, into His glory.


In our first reading, from Revelation, we find God’s temple in heaven opened and the Ark of the Covenant revealed. The most sacred item in Israel’s history, the Ark had been missing since the Temple’s destruction in 586 B.C. Thus, John reports some startling news. Even more startling is his revelation that the sacred vessel is now a woman, who is mother of the royal Son of David, the Messiah.










Of this woman, then, we sing to God as the ancient Israelites sang: “The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.” In the court of King Solomon, we glimpse Israel’s traditional arrangement: Solomon’s mother, Bathsheba, takes her place at the king’s right hand (see 1 Kings 2:19).


At Mary’s Assumption, as we see in Revelation, the queen once again takes her place at the right hand of the Son of David.


Our second reading shows us why this is fitting: “in Christ shall all be brought to life, but each one in proper order.” What is implicit in St. Paul’s statement is revealed in Revelation. The consummation of Christ’s work has begun, as is proper, with the Assumption of the queen mother.


John’s Apocalypse shows also the fulfillment of our Gospel. There, Mary, pregnant with Jesus, retraces the steps of David as he brought the Ark to Jerusalem (see 2 Samuel 6). Mary “arose and went” into the hill country, just as David “arose and went” to that region. Upon Mary’s arrival, Elizabeth is awestruck, just as David was before the Ark. The encounter causes the baby John to leap with excitement, as David leapt before the Ark. And Mary stayed in the “house of Zechariah” for “three months,” as the Ark remained in the “house of Obed-edom” for the same period.


Mary is the vessel of God’s presence, and she is queen mother. She reigns now in splendor with Jesus in the heavenly Jerusalem.


Dr. Scott Hahn


The Magnificat by John Michael Talbot


















Regular Mass Times

Please note that we are still in Phase 3 of the Ontario Reopening Plan and physical distancing of 2 metres will remain in place. All attendees must continue to wear a mask. We would ask that you continue to pre-register for all weekend Masses so that we may retain adequate crowd control.


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.  You can make reservations by visiting or, If you do not have a computer, please contact Susan in the Parish office at (613) 692-4254 before noon on Fridays and she will gladly help you out. 


Please note that no reservations are required for Weekday Masses. 

  • 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.














Regular Collections Aug 1, 2021                          New Roof Fundraiser Aug 1, 2021



















Please remember your local parish during these extraordinary circumstances. We are just $3,200 short of our New Roof Fundraising goal. If you are able to provide financial support to St. Leonard's, please consider making a donation online or by Interac e-transfer. You 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! 





















Faith Formation
















Lukas Storyteller: Saint Anthony of Padua

The fair has reached the reef and our friends must earn their ticket. Peter gets into trouble and thanks to his sister, Agnes, and his friends, Lukas and Noah, we learn an important lesson - following the example of Saint Anthony of Padua- about always telling the truth. Watch Here.













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.














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