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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "But of that day or hour, no one knows" As we near the end of the Church’s year and the start of Advent, this Sunday’s readings deal with the end of times and the second coming of...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"But of that day or hour, no one knows"













As we near the end of the Church’s year and the start of Advent, this Sunday’s readings deal with the end of times and the second coming of Christ. We are reminded that our time on earth is finite and that we must always be ready to face our judgement for we know not the day nor the hour when we will be called from this life. 









After having lived through 20 months of a global pandemic we probably don’t need too much reminding that our life on earth will someday come to an end. When or how this world will end should not be of great importance to us. What is really important is that we understand that our own time on earth will end and our eternity will depend on us being in the right relationship with God.


Perhaps a practical way to look at our state of readiness is to consider how we might fare if we arrived at the gates of heaven this very day. If, we are disappointed and find there are several things which have to be put right before facing the Lord we can start right now to put them right. If we value our eternal happiness we will heed this warning and put our relationship in order with God and our neighbors.


Join us for Mass this weekend and ask God for the grace to lead a watchful life. To always be ready. Please check out the Worship section below for Mass times and public health requirements as we continue to be attentive to our neighbour’s safety.  

God bless you folks, Father Gerard

























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Daniel's Conclusion to the Apocalypse • Daniel 12:1-3 

Psalm 16:5+8, 9-10, 11 

Christ's Eternal Sacrifice • Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 

The Second Coming • Mark 13:24-32












Sunday Reflection: Hope in Tribulation










In this, the second-to-last week of the Church year, Jesus has finally made it to Jerusalem. Near to His passion and death, He gives us a teaching of hope—telling us how it will be when He returns again in glory.


Today’s Gospel is taken from the end of a long discourse in which He describes tribulations the likes of which haven’t been seen “since the beginning of God’s creation” (see Mark 13:9). He describes what amounts to a dissolution of God’s creation, a “devolution” of the world to its original state of formlessness and void.

First, human community—nations and kingdoms—will break down (see Mark 13:7–8). Then the earth will stop yielding food and begin to shake apart (13:8). Next, the family will be torn apart from within and the last faithful individuals will be persecuted (13:9–13). Finally, the Temple will be desecrated, the earth emptied of God’s presence (13:14).










In today’s reading, God is described putting out the lights that He established in the sky in the very beginning—the sun, the moon and the stars (see also Isaiah 13:1034:4). Into this “uncreated” darkness, the Son of Man, in whom all things were made, will come.


Jesus has already told us that the Son of Man must be humiliated and killed (see Mark 8:31). Here He describes His ultimate victory, using royal-divine images drawn from the Old Testament—clouds, glory, and angels (see Daniel 7:13). He shows Himself to be the fulfillment of all God’s promises to save “the elect,” the faithful remnant (see Isaiah 43:6Jeremiah 32:37).


As today’s First Reading tells us, this salvation will include the bodily resurrection of those who sleep in the dust. We are to watch for this day, when His enemies are finally made His footstool, as today’s Epistle envisions. We can wait in confidence knowing, as we pray in today’s Psalm, that we will one day delight at His right hand forever.


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.












First Reconciliation and First Communion Registration










Dear Parents/Guardians:

   Welcome to the registration for your child in The First Holy Communion Program at St. Leonard Church. Our parish family is delighted to assist you and your child towards their next step of initiation into the Christian life.  This journey began several years ago when you presented your child for Baptism and accepted the responsibility to teach them about God’s love and to participate in the life of our Church.  This journey will take a new and exciting step this year when your child will receive two sacraments:  First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

    If your child is in Grade 2 or older and you would like to register him/her for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion please click here for more information.












Youth Ministry



Youth in grade 7 through university….

Come join us at our next get together

Introducing The Chosen TV Series 

Saturday, November 13th ,  7-9 pm in the church hall


For more information email colleen.menton@rogers....  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










Extraordinary Stories about Blessed Solanus Casey for Children


The series features eleven different stories that introduce children to this humble priest's spirituality and ministry. Each segment features a child who tells a fascinating and true story about Blessed Solanus. Children as young as five and adults of all ages will enjoy these colorful, engaging videos. As the story unfolds, another child colors a large drawing that is eventually revealed to be a colorful illustration of the segment. 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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