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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,  King of the Universe This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and next week we begin...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 

King of the Universe













This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and next week we begin preparation for Christmas with the first Sunday of Advent. As Catholics, we have been honouring Christ as our King for over 2,000 years. Each time we participate in the Holy Mass, genuflect in front of the altar, or receive a sacrament, we are acknowledging our King. So why does the Church ask us to set aside a special Sunday to focus on Christ as our King? 









The Feast of Christ the King was established in 1925 by Pope Pius Xi. He was responding to what he felt was a lack of reverence and belief in Christ in the western world that had resulted from the rapid rise of secularism, atheism, and agnosticism. He designated this special Feast Day to remind every Catholic that Christ the King must reign in our minds, our wills, our hearts and our bodies. He wanted to reinforce that Christ is the Lord of everything and that Jesus must be the Lord of our lives. We should belong to him totally. Not just for an hour on Sunday and not just in the religious corner of our lives.


Today, we continue to face some of those same issues that Pope Pius Xi identified in 1925. Perhaps even more so! The Feast of Christ the King is a call to all of us, to slow down and reassess our lives. Are we making our Catholic faith central to all of the decisions we make? Do we feed the poor and provide shelter for the homeless as our King commands? Do we only pause to pray when we need something? When we attend Mass, do we pay attention to the Scripture readings and take time to reflect on the messages? 


As we join together for Mass this weekend let us accept and surrender our lives to Christ the King as our Lord, King, and Savior. 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

























Nov 20-21, 2021






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Daniel's Vision of One Like the Son of Man • Daniel 7:13- 14 

Psalm 93:1a, 1b-2, 5 

Praise to Jesus Christ • Revelation 1:5-8 

The Blood and Water • John 18:33b-37












Sunday Reflection: A Royal Truth










What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year?


It’s the truth that in Jesus God keeps the promise He made to David of an everlasting kingdom, of an heir who would be His Son, “the first born, highest of the kings of the earth” (see 2 Samuel 7:12–16; Psalm 89:27–38).










Today’s Second Reading, taken from the Book of Revelation, quotes these promises and celebrates Jesus as “the faithful witness.” The reading hearkens back to Isaiah’s prophecy that the Messiah would “witness to the peoples” that God is renewing His “everlasting covenant” with David (see Isaiah 55:3–5).


But as Jesus tells Pilate, there’s far more going on here than the restoration of a temporal monarchy. In the Revelation reading, Jesus calls Himself “the Alpha and the Omega,” the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. He’s applying to Himself a description that God uses to describe Himself in the Old Testament—the first and the last, the One who calls forth all generations (see Isaiah 41:444:648:12).


“He has made the world,” today’s Psalm cries, and His dominion is over all creation (see also John 1:3Colossians 1:16–17). In the vision of Daniel we hear in today’s First Reading, He comes on “the clouds of heaven”—another sign of His divinity—to be given “glory and kingship” forever over all nations and peoples.


Christ is King and His kingdom, while not of this world, exists in this world in the Church. We are a royal people. We know we have been loved by Him and freed by His blood and transformed into “a kingdom, priests for his God and Father” (see also Exodus 19:61 Peter 2:9).


As a priestly people, we share in His sacrifice and in His witness to God’s everlasting covenant. We belong to His truth and listen to His voice, waiting for Him to come again amid the clouds.


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.












Youth Ministry



Next St. Leonard Youth gathering….

Saturday, November 27th

7-9 pm, church hall

Christmas giving activity and continuation of The Chosen TV series


Youth grade 7 through university join us….


Email Colleen for more information at 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











That’s where this interview begins.
What do you imagine Heaven will be like?
That’s where it ends.
Grab a cup of coffee, settle into your favorite seat, and get ready to watch Fr. Mike Schmitz and Matthew Kelly discuss life, love, humanity, the Bible, regrets, forgiveness, and so much more (including who would be at Fr. Mike’s ideal dinner party)!


Watch Here!










For Children: The Jesus Stories


Created to help children apply the lessons found in the parables of Jesus, each 10 minute episode includes a story situation that children today can relate to,
a parable, and a thought-provoking way to apply it.
 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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