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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Where disciples grow!" In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus heals a blind man, Bartimaeus, with the words "your faith has saved you." (Mark 10:52) This is the third time that Jesus...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Where disciples grow!"













In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus heals a blind man, Bartimaeus, with the words "your faith has saved you." (Mark 10:52) This is the third time that Jesus has used these words as a prelude to a miracle. What should we take away from this often repeated message of Jesus and how can it change our lives today?









When Jesus said three times (to Bartimaeus, the Samaritan with leprosy, and the woman that reached out to touch his robe), “Your faith has saved you,” He was saying that their faith (their confidence in Him) had been the means of their restoration. The power of God brought about the cure, but His power was delivered in connection with their faith.


Our God is a merciful and loving God. He wants to heal us. But first we must have faith in Him and, like Bartimaeus, cry out to Jesus seeking his love, mercy and goodness. Place your trust in Jesus and your hopes will be realized.


Join us this weekend for Mass as we gather to praise and worship our Lord in whom we place our trust.  Please check out the Worship section below for Mass times and requirements.   God bless you folks, Father Gerard

























October 23-24, 2021






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The Restoration • Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126:1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 6

Jesus, the High Priest • Hebrews 5:1-6 The Blind Bartimaeus • Mark 10:46-52












Sunday Reflection: Seeing the Son of David










Today’s Gospel turns on an irony—it is a blind man, Bartimaeus, who becomes the first person outside of the Apostles to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. And his healing is the last miracle Jesus performs before entering the holy city of Jerusalem for His last week on earth.











The scene on the road to Jerusalem evokes the joyful procession prophesied by Jeremiah in today’s First Reading. In Jesus this prophecy is fulfilled. God, through the Messiah, is delivering His people from exile, bringing them back from the ends of the earth, with the blind and lame in their midst.


Jesus, as Bartimaeus proclaims, is the long-awaited Son promised to David (see 2 Samuel 7:12–16; Isaiah 11:9; Jeremiah 23:5). Upon His triumphal arrival in Jerusalem, all will see that the everlasting kingdom of David has come (see Mark 11:9–10).


As we hear in today’s Epistle, the Son of David was expected to be the Son of God (see Psalm 2:7). He was to be a priest-king like Melchizedek (see Psalm 110:4), who offered bread and wine to God Most High at the dawn of salvation history (see Genesis 14:18–20).


Bartimaeus is a symbol of his people, the captive Zion of whom we sing in today’s Psalm. His God has done great things for him. All his life has been sown in tears and weeping. Now, he reaps a new life. Bartimaeus, too, should be a sign for us. How often Christ passes us by—in the person of the poor, in the distressing guise of a troublesome family member or burdensome associate (see Matthew 25:31–46)—and yet we don’t see Him.


Christ still calls to us through His Church, as Jesus sent His Apostles to call Bartimaeus. Yet how often are we found to be listening instead to the voices of the crowd, not hearing the words of His Church.


Today He asks us what He asks Bartimaeus: “What do you want me to do for you?” Rejoicing, let us ask the same thing of Him—what can we do for all that He has done for us?


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.












Service : Assisting Seniors


The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Women’s League at St. Leonard’s Parish are starting an initiative to assist seniors.  To start, we are organizing an event to assist with work outside the home on Saturday the 6th of November or in case of rain, the 13th of November.  If you or a family member are interested in some assistance (raking leaves, tidying up, small repairs), please contact vince.thomson@mcgill.c...  or 613-425-2713. 











Pope Francis Launches Synod of the Global Church





Local Timeline for the Synod













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.




















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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Introducing the Amen App


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For Children: Francis, The Knight of Assisi


It was the age of knights and kings, when honour belonged to the heroes and glory was found in the battle field. There lived a brave young man named Francis, whose wish was to become a mighty warrior and conquer a magnificent castle.
 One day Francis felt a calling to greater glory. God had vested upon him a very special mission that would require a supreme act of courage. For the love of God, his King, Francis gave up everything that he had and joyfully embarked upon the most exciting and unexpected adventure.
Francis: The Knight of Assisi is the remarkable story of the founder of the Order of Minor Friars and inspiration of three Franciscan orders. 
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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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