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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Welcome Back!" Why should one be a follower of Jesus Christ? In this Sunday's Gospel from John we hear about making choices in life. When responding to the question of Jesus, “Do you...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Welcome Back!"













Why should one be a follower of Jesus Christ? In this Sunday's Gospel from John we hear about making choices in life. When responding to the question of Jesus, “Do you also want to leave? ”Simon Peter responds with, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” 









Life is about choices. Jesus offers us eternal life. Let us make our choice for Jesus Christ and live it out in our daily lives. We know that we can count on the power of the Holy Spirit to guide us and the nourishment of the Eucharist to provide sustenance on our life's journey.

Take an hour this weekend and join us for Mass. It is always a good choice!

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
























August 21-22, 2021






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August 28-29, 2021






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Reminder of the Divine Goodness • Joshua 24:1-2a, 15- 17, 18b 

Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 Christian Wives and Husbands • Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32 

Effect of the Bread of Life Discourse • John 6:60-69












Sunday Reflection: A Choice to Make










The Twelve Apostles in today’s Gospel are asked to make a choice—either to believe and accept the New Covenant Jesus offers in His Body and Blood or return to their former ways of life.

Their choice is prefigured by the decision Joshua asks the Twelve Tribes to make in today’s First Reading. Joshua gathers them at Shechem—where God first appeared to their father Abraham promising to make his descendants a great nation in a new land (see Genesis 12:1–9). And he issues a blunt challenge: either renew their covenant with God or serve the alien gods of the surrounding nations.










We too are being asked today to decide whom we will serve. For four weeks we have been presented in the liturgy with the mystery of the Eucharist—a daily miracle far greater than those performed by God in bringing the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.

He has promised us a new homeland and eternal life, offering us bread from heaven to strengthen us on our journey. He has told us that unless we eat His Flesh and drink His Blood we will have no life in us. It is a hard saying, as many murmur in today’s Gospel. Yet He has given us the words of eternal life.

We must believe, as Peter says today, that He is the Holy One of God, who handed Himself over for us, who gave His flesh for the life of the world.

As we hear in today’s Epistle, Jesus did this that we might be sanctified, made holy, through the water and word of Baptism by which we enter into His new covenant. Through the Eucharist, He nourishes and cherishes us, making us His own flesh and blood, as husband and wife become one flesh.

Let us renew our covenant today, approaching the altar with confidence that, as we sing in today’s Psalm, the Lord will redeem the lives of His servants.

Dr. Scott Hahn















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 $2,300 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: Stt. Leonard Parish, 5332 Long Island Road, Manotick, ON, K4M 1E8


Thank You for Your Financial Support! 





















Faith Formation
















For Kids: Skiff and AJ's Fantastic Voyage


When inanimate objects Skiff (the incense boat) and AJ (the aspergillum) test-drive their homemade time machine, it shrinks them to the size of a gnat. After a pregnant lady mistakenly inhales the wannabe time travelers, the two soon encounter an extra-special being dwelling within. Skiff & AJ begin to communicate with, learn about, and start a new friendship with the baby in the womb. Without enough power to launch their ship back to the outside world, Skiff and AJ find themselves stranded. They make plans for a big scape – but to work, it'll take all they can muster.













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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