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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Welcome Back!" “Who do you say that I am?” The question that Jesus put to Peter in this Sunday’s Gospel reading can just as easily be put to us today. “Who do we say that Jesus...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Welcome Back!"













“Who do you say that I am?” The question that Jesus put to Peter in this Sunday’s Gospel reading can just as easily be put to us today. “Who do we say that Jesus of Nazareth is?” 


It makes a huge difference! If we say that Jesus was just a wise and talented person going around doing some good things, well that means one thing. If on the other hand, we say that Jesus is the Son of God, well that means everything! Big changes are called for!









We should feel compelled by the Holy Spirit to surrender our lives to Jesus. And then, as St. James says in our second reading, we should take that faith and put into action by offering humble and loving service to others with a real conviction that Jesus is present in every person that we meet.


If you have never asked yourself this question, join us for Mass this weekend and spend a few minutes reflecting on your response. “Who do you say that I am?”

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


























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Salvation Through the Lord's Servant • Isaiah 50:4-9a 

Psalm 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 

Faith and Good Works • James 2:14-18 

First Teaching of the Paschal Event and the Doctrine of the Cross • Mark 8:27-35












Sunday Reflection: Following the Messiah










In today’s Gospel, we reach a pivotal moment in our walk with the Lord. After weeks of listening to His words and witnessing His deeds, along with the disciples we’re asked to decide who Jesus truly is. Peter answers for them, and for us, too, when he declares: “You are the Messiah.” Many expected the Messiah to be a miracle worker who would vanquish Israel’s enemies and restore the kingdom of David (see John 6:15).










Jesus today reveals a different portrait. He calls Himself the Son of Man, evoking the royal figure Daniel saw in his heavenly visions (see Daniel 7:13–14). But Jesus’ kingship is not to be of this world (see John 18:36). And the path to His throne, as He reveals, is by way of suffering and death.


Jesus identifies the Messiah with the suffering servant that Isaiah foretells in today’s First Reading. The words of Isaiah’s servant are Jesus’ words—as He gives Himself to be shamed and beaten, trusting that God will be His help. We hear our Lord’s voice again in today’s Psalm, as He gives thanks that God has freed Him from the cords of death.


As Jesus tells us today, to believe that He is the Messiah is to follow His way of self-denial—losing our lives to save them in order to rise with Him to new life. Our faith, we hear again in today’s Epistle, must express itself in works of love (see Galatians 5:6). Notice that Jesus questions the Apostles today “along the way.” They are on the way to Jerusalem, where the Lord will lay down His life. We, too, are on a journey with the Lord.


We must take up our cross, giving to others and enduring all our trials for His sake and the sake of the Gospel. Our lives must be an offering of thanksgiving for the new life He has given us until that day when we reach our destination and walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


Dr. Scott Hahn













Regular Mass Times

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

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. Based on our experience over the last several months (ie., family configurations, # of no-shows, etc.) we are increasing our sign up limit to 98 for each of our 3 weekend Masses.


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

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.













Greeters And Ushers Help Create A Sense Of Welcome and Hospitality
Just as we greet guests to our home, make them feel welcome, and tend to their needs, greeters and ushers make the members of our parish feel welcome and comfortable as they gather for Mass. Such qualities are a blessing, especially to the stranger in our midst. At the present time, there is a great need for greeters and ushers. All greeters and ushers will receive adequate training regarding responsibilities and safety issues, To join, please contact office@stleonardsparis...












Parish Lectio Divina Live - All Welcome


You are invited! Consider joining with other St. Leonard parishioners to reflect on the Sunday Gospel through Lectio Divina, a simple format of listening and reflecting. We can encourage one another as we grow in faith and trust in Jesus. For now we will continue with remote gathering, but hope to move to in-person soon. Choose a time that works for you: Thursday mornings at 10:15am or Thursday evenings at 8:00pm. Or let us know if there is another day and time that would be better for you. Attend any week you are available. For more info or help with using the video platform, contact Andrew and Eileen Brown: 613-692- 2216 da-ef.brown@sympatico....; Zoom link: Click Here




















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-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


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For Children: Joseph, Beloved Son Rejected Slave

The thrilling Biblical story of Joseph is told in this high quality 3-D animated feature film for children ages 5 and up. Young Joseph is a dreamer, indulged by his father and resented by his older brothers who soon sell him into slavery without their father's knowledge. Now captive in Egypt, Joseph experiences humiliation, hardship and imprisonment. But his faith and his gift for interpreting dreams soon lead him to an exalted position in the kingdom. When his brothers come calling for help, Joseph responds in a surprising way. The program sets Joseph's story in the context of God's plan for Israel and the promised coming of the Messiah. It powerfully demonstrates God's sovereign hand in all things. 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.











To schedule an appointment with Father Gerard or other administrative requirements please contact the Parish Office by email (office@stleonardsparis...) or by phone at (613) 692-4254.













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