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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Welcome Back!" This weekend we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. To my way of thinking, after 19 months of a global pandemic and continuing anxiety over the Delta variant, we...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Welcome Back!"













This weekend we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. To my way of thinking, after 19 months of a global pandemic and continuing anxiety over the Delta variant, we are not quite back to normal or "ordinary time"! In Sunday's Gospel reading Jesus has some good advice to guide us in these uncertain times.









First, Jesus tells us that, “For whoever is not against us is for us.” (Mk 9:40) Anyone who does good in the name of Jesus is furthering the “good news” and will be rewarded for doing so. We should always being doing good work ourselves, even if it just a small act of kindness like offering a cup of water and If someone who doesn't follow Jesus does good work in His name, we should not criticize that work but rather we should encourage it. 


Second, we should understand that eternal life is worth any sacrifice required of us. Our journey here on earth is not always an easy one. It is critical to not allow others to lead us astray but, at the same time, we need to be  determined to overcome our own temptations.  Jesus cautions that it would be better for a person to cut out whatever is a possible source of sin in one’s life rather than to face the fires of Hell.

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

























Sept 25-26, 2021






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Saturday 4:30 pm













Sunday 9:00 am













Sunday 11:00 am


























October 2-3, 2021






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Sunday 11:00 am
























Sharing the Gift of Prophecy • Numbers 11:25-29 Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 

Saving the Right Focus • James 5:1-6 Sharing Our Possessions • Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48












Sunday Reflection: To Belong to Christ










Today’s Gospel begins with a scene that recalls a similar moment in the history of Israel, the episode recalled in today’s First Reading. The seventy elders who receive God’s Spirit through Moses prefigure the ministry of the Apostles.










Like Joshua in the First Reading, John makes the mistake of presuming that only a select few are inspired and entrusted to carry out God’s plans. The Spirit blows where it wills (see John 3:8), and God desires to bestow His Spirit on all the people of God in every nation under heaven (see Acts 2:538).


God can and will work mighty deeds through the most unexpected and unlikely people. All of us are called to perform even our most humble tasks, such as giving a cup of water, for the sake of His name and the cause of His kingdom.


John believes he is protecting the purity of the Lord’s name. But, really, he’s only guarding his own privilege and status. It’s telling that the Apostles want to shut down the ministry of an exorcist. Authority to drive out demons and unclean spirits was one of the specific powers entrusted to the Twelve (see Mark 3:14–156:713).


Cleanse me from my unknown faults, we pray in today’s Psalm. Often, like Joshua and John, perhaps without noticing it, we cloak our failings and fears under the guise of our desire to defend Christ or the Church. But as Jesus says today, instead of worrying about who is a real Christian and who is not, we should make sure that we ourselves are leading lives worthy of our calling as disciples (see Ephesians 1:4).


Does the advice we give, or the example of our actions, give scandal—causing others to doubt or lose faith? Do we do what we do with mixed motives instead of seeking only the Father’s will? Are we living, as this Sunday’s Epistle warns, for our own luxury and pleasure while neglecting our neighbors?


We need to keep meditating on His Law, as we sing in today’s Psalm. We need to pray for the grace to detect our failings and to overcome them.


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.












National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept 30th











From the Archdiocese


Sept. 30 is “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”. It is also “Orange Shirt Day” which seeks to remember the children and families who died while in the school system or who were negatively affected by the Residential School System. Details about the Archdiocesan Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples Relations Committee, its membership, mandate and other resources for sharing can be found on the diocesan website at


Truth and Reconciliation Week (September 27 – October 1) is a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists. Info & registration:


Mass for Healing and Reconciliation: On the eve of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Fr. Daryold Winkler, pastor of St. Basil's Parish and a member of the Ojibway First Nation, will preside at Mass then bless the trees planted in memory of the Indigenous children lost at residential schools. Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay, Kanata, Wed., Sept. 29, 7:00 pm. Info: creationcare@archottaw...


Livestream of Event on Parliament Hill, Sept. 30: Led by Indigenous Women: Remember Me – A National Day of Remembrance. Link:












Special Events










Join Father Gerard for the Trip of a Lifetime! 

Information Session Thurs Oct 14th at 7 pm


All those interested in joining Fr. Gerard Plant on the "Wonders of Egypt and The Nile River" trip in April of 2022 are invited to an information/orientation session Thursday October 14th at 7pm in the Parish Hall of St Leonard Parish. If you would like to attend this full presentation and question period, please contact Susan in the office (office@stleonardsparis...) to register. 


For further details on the trip click here.






















Help Wanted!


To support our weekend Masses we are currently in need of volunteers to help in five key areas :


Altar Linens Coordinator: The various cloth items used during Mass must be laundered on a regular basis.  The linens are typically laundered on a bi-weekly basis (the middle and end of the month) using a set monthly rotation schedule.


Greeters and Ushers: Greeters and ushers make guests and parishioners feel welcome and comfortable as they gather for Mass.


Sacristans: Prepares the worship space for the liturgy, including turning on lights, setting out the appropriate Lectionaries and Missals, sacred vessels, hosts, water and wine, lighting candles, and other related duties.


Eucharistic Ministers: Assists the presiding Priest with the distribution of the Holy Eucharist. Especially needed for the 11:00 am Sunday Mass.


Lectors: Proclaims the Word of God in a respectful and effective manner. Especially needed for the 11:00 am Sunday Mass.


Training will be provided for all of these positions. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please complete the form located here













Glasses for the Philippines


The Knights of Columbus are collecting glasses: prescription, drug store, sunglasses, to send to Santo Nino De Praga Parish, Cordon, Isabela, Philippines as part of the start of Lent.  Glasses will be collected, repaired, and then, sent to the Philippines.  Santo Nino De Praga Parish along with opticians in the Philippines will help to distribute the glasses.


There will be a box at the back of the church for collection during October.  Thank you for your generosity!












St. Leonard CWL 16th Annual Fundraiser
Frozen Apple & Blueberry Pies


Once a year for the past 16 years members of the St. Leonard Parish CWL have prepared frozen apple and blueberry pies for sale as our only fundraiser. Proceeds go to support parish projects and charities.









Buy Frozen Pies- Support the CWL
· Order a frozen apple or blueberry pie
· Homemade pies ready for the oven when you
need a delicious treat.
· Cooking instructions included.
· Apple $17.00. Blueberry $17.00
· Last day to order is October 17th
· Limited quantity available.
· First come first served.
· These pies make lovely gifts!
· Thank you for your support!
To order contact Anne Villeneuve
Tel: 613-425-0507 Email:












Youth Ministry










Youth in grade 7 through university, 

come check out St. Leonard’s Youth Ministry


Join us at our first connection of the school year


Saturday, October 2, 7-9 pm

Email colleen.menton@rogers.... to get the Google Meet invite link 

or call 613-692-1839 





















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

Thank You for Your Financial Support! 





















Faith Formation
















For Children: The Odyssey, A Journey Back Home

King Ulysses has just won the Trojan War. All he wants now is to return to his wife Penelope and their young son. But his journey home becomes a long and dangerous adventure. Ulysses will have to test his courage and ingenuity to the limit if he's going to see his family ever again! Meanwhile, Penelope and her son use their own wits and loyalty to keep evil Antinous from taking over as king and stealing all that is dear to their family.

Let CCC's featured hosts–mischievous Barney Owl and Grandpa Owl–give you the ride of your life into The Odyssey: A Journey Back Home. It is a delightful, exciting, and hilarious adaptation of Homer's timeless tale of family, love, and unity.  Watch Here.












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














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