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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Where disciples grow!" In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus provides us with the key to achieving greatness. “Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Where disciples grow!"













In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus provides us with the key to achieving greatness. “Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.” (Mk 10:43) Humble service based on love of others is the key to true greatness. 









Jesus teaches this lesson to the Apostles and to all of us, not only through explanation, but by his very example. “For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mk 10:45) If you wish to lead, you must first serve.


What kind of greatness do we aspire to? As disciples of Jesus, are we more servants of one another, or individuals just seeking personal piety for our own sake? Do we try to teach Christian greatness through our actions or just our words? Like Jesus, we need to put the needs of others before our own.


Looking forward to seeing you at 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

























Oct 16-17, 2021






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October 23-24, 2021






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The Suffering Servant • Isaiah 53:10-11 Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20+22 

Jesus, Compassionate High Priest • Hebrews 4:14-16 

Ambition of James and John • Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42- 45 












Sunday Reflection: Cup of Salvation










The sons of Zebedee hardly know what they’re asking in today’s Gospel. They are thinking in terms of how the Gentiles rule, of royal privileges and honors.

But the road to Christ’s kingdom is by way of His Cross. To share in His glory, we must be willing to drink the cup that He drinks.










The cup is an Old Testament image for God’s judgment. The wicked would be made to drink this cup in punishment for their sins (see Psalm 75:9; Jeremiah 25:15, 28; Isaiah 51:17). But Jesus has come to drink this cup on behalf of all humanity. He has come to be baptized—which means plunged or immersed—into the sufferings we all deserve for our sins (compare Luke 12:50).


In this He will fulfill the task of Isaiah’s suffering servant, whom we read about in today’s First Reading. Like Isaiah’s servant, the Son of Man will give His life as an offering for sin, as once Israel’s priests offered sacrifices for the sins of the people (see Leviticus 5:17–19).


Jesus is the heavenly high priest of all humanity, as we hear in today’s Epistle. Israel’s high priests offered the blood of goats and calves in the temple sanctuary. But Jesus entered the heavenly sanctuary with His own blood (see Hebrews 9:12).

And by bearing our guilt and offering His life to do the will of God, Jesus ransomed “the many”—paying the price to redeem humanity from spiritual slavery to sin and death.


He has delivered us from death, as we rejoice in today’s Psalm.


We need to hold fast to our confession of faith, as today’s Epistle exhorts us. We must look upon our trials and sufferings as our portion of the cup He promised to those who believe in Him (see Colossians 1:24). We must remember that we have been baptized into His passion and death (see Romans 6:3).


In confidence, let us approach the altar today, the throne of grace, at which we drink the cup of His saving blood (see Mark 14:23–24).


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.












Pope Francis Launches Synod of the Global Church




Pope Francis has opened a three-year synodal journey of consultations and discernment, which will culminate with an assembly in October 2023 in Rome. The process includes three phases:

  • Diocesan
  • Continental
  • Universal

“The fullness of the synodal process can only truly exist if the local churches are involved in that process. For a genuine participation of the local churches, there also must be the involvement of other ecclesial bodies in this process, such as the Synods of the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Councils and Assemblies of the Churches sui iuris, and Episcopal Conferences, with their own national, regional, and continental entities.”


For more details on how we will approach this locally watch Archbishop's  video message below:














Join Father Gerard for the Trip of a Lifetime! 

Information Session Thurs, Nov 4th 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, Nov 4th 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.












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:





















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! 
























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For Children: The Wonderful World of Benjamin Cello













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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