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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Happy Labour Day Weekend!" September is here and I am sure that we would all like to be getting back to normal. While we are not quite there yet as we remain in Stage 3 of the Province's...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Happy Labour Day Weekend!"













September is here and I am sure that we would all like to be getting back to normal. While we are not quite there yet as we remain in Stage 3 of the Province's Re-opening Plan, but at least some things are moving in the right direction as our children head back to school next week. Let us all ask the Good Lord to keep our precious children safe. 









This Sunday's readings present us with two challenges. We are asked to open our ears to hear the word of God and to open our eyes to see God’s presence in everyone. We are further encouraged to be humble instruments of healing in Jesus’ hands by giving voice to the voiceless and caring love to the needy and the marginalized in our society. 


Please join us for Mass this weekend as we celebrate the 23rd Sunday or Ordinary time. This Sunday is also the feast day of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta who so wonderfully responded to these challenges. As Mother Teresa said, "I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?" 

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


























Sept 4-5, 2021






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Sept 11-12, 2021






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Israel's Deliverance • Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146:6c-7, 8-9a, 9b-10 

Against Favoritism • James 2:1-5 Healing of a Deaf Mute • Mark 7:31-37












Sunday Reflection: All Things Well










The incident in today’s Gospel is recorded only by Mark. The key line is what the crowd says at the end: “He has done all things well.” In the Greek, this echoes the creation story, recalling that God saw all the things He had done and declared them good (see Genesis 1:31).


Mark also deliberately evokes Isaiah’s promise, which we hear in today’s First Reading, that God will make the deaf hear and the mute speak. He even uses a Greek word to describe the man’s condition (mogilalon = “speech impediment”) that’s only found in one other place in the Bible—in the Greek translation of today’s Isaiah passage, where the prophet describes the “dumb” singing.










The crowd recognizes that Jesus is doing what the prophet had foretold. But Mark wants us to see something far greater—that, to use the words from today’s First Reading: “Here is your God.” Notice how personal and physical the drama is in the Gospel. Our focus is drawn to a hand, a finger, ears, a tongue, spitting. In Jesus, Mark shows us, God has truly come in the flesh.


What He has done is to make all things new, a new creation (see Revelation 21:1–5). As Isaiah promised, He has made the living waters of Baptism flow in the desert of the world. He has set captives free from their sins, as we sing in today’s Psalm. He has come that rich and poor might dine together in the Eucharistic feast, as James tells us in today’s Epistle. He has done for each of us what He did for that deaf mute. He has opened our ears to hear the Word of God and loosed our tongues that we might sing praises to Him.


Let us then give thanks to our glorious Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Let us say with Isaiah, “Here is our God, He comes to save us.” Let us be rich in faith, that we might inherit the kingdom promised to those who love Him.


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.













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:













Regular Collections Aug 29, 2021                        New Roof Fundraiser Aug 29, 2021



















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: Mother Teresa, Seeing the Face of Jesus

Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me. Mother Teresa always remembered these words of Jesus. She said that she saw the face of Jesus in the face of each sick and dying person she helped. She asked the whole world to look for Jesus' face there, too. This movie presents the life and work of Mother Teresa with words and pictures that even the youngest child will enjoy. Children will happily learn that Mother Teresa was a person whose strong faith and trust in God helped her to make incredible changes in our world. 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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