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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "Give to others just as Jesus did!" In this Sunday’s first reading as well as the Gospel, we hear of two widows who chose to sacrificially serve others and surrender all that they have...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"Give to others just as Jesus did!"













In this Sunday’s first reading as well as the Gospel, we hear of two widows who chose to sacrificially serve others and surrender all that they have to God. In both cases the widows did what Jesus expected from them and they are rewarded.









These readings are a powerful reminder to all of us that being a good disciple of Christ means surrendering our lives to God and leading a life filled with compassion and generosity. Just as Jesus did!


What service do you do that is hard to do? What service do you do where you give your all? To whom or what do you give your complete attention? Does absolutely everything in your life belong to God? We are invited today to surrender our lives to God with a humble and generous heart by serving others lovingly and sacrificially.


Join us for Mass this weekend and re-commit to practice the faith in the way that really counts by giving of yourself as Jesus did. 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 6-7, 2021






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Nov 13-14, 2021






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Elijah and the Widow • 1 Kings 17:10-16 

Psalm 146:6c-7, 8-9a, 9b-10 

The Sacrifice of Jesus • Hebrews 9:24-28 

Hypocrisy of the Scribes, and the Widow's Mite • Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44












Sunday Reflection: The Widows’ Faith










We must live by the obedience of faith, a faith that shows itself in works of charity and self-giving (see Galatians 5:6). That’s the lesson of the two widows in today’s liturgy. The widow in the First Reading isn’t even a Jew, yet she trusts in the word of Elijah and the promise of his Lord. Facing sure starvation, she gives all that she has, her last bit of food—feeding the man of God before herself and her family.










The widow in the Gospel also gives all that she has, offering her last bit of money to support the work of God’s priests in the Temple.


In their self-sacrifice, these widows embody the love that Jesus last week revealed as the heart of the Law and the Gospel. They mirror the Father’s love in giving His only Son, and Christ’s love in sacrificing Himself on the Cross.


Again in today’s Epistle, we hear Christ described as a new high priest and the suffering servant foretold by Isaiah. On the Cross, He made sacrifice once and for all to take away our sin and bring us to salvation (see Isaiah 53:12). And again we are called to imitate His sacrifice of love in our own lives. We will be judged, not by how much we give—for the scribes and the wealthy contribute far more than the widow. Rather, we will be judged by whether our gifts reflect our livelihood, our whole beings, all our heart and soul, mind and strength.


Are we giving all that we can to the Lord—not out of a sense of forced duty, but in a spirit of generosity and love (see 2 Corinthians 9:6–7)?


Do not be afraid, the man of God tells us today. As we sing in today’s Psalm, the Lord will provide for us, as He sustains the widow.


Today, let us follow the widows’ example, doing what God asks, confident that our jars of flour will not grow empty, nor our jugs of oil run dry.


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



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





















Eye Glasses for the Philippines


Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners of St Leonard Church and the children and families of St Leonard School and St Jerome School over 300 pairs of glasses were collected during October for needy people in the Philippines.  The glasses will be sent to the Philippines in the next week or so. Much appreciated!





















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









Teaching of the Mass


Have you ever been curious to learn more about our Catholic Mass and the significance of its many beautiful elements? The following two videos by Fr Chris Alar is a two part teaching on the Mass.











Teaching of the Mass Part 1

by Fr Chris Alar



Teaching of the Mass Part 2

by Fr Chris Alar

















For Children: The Adventures of Ociee Nash


Based on Milam McGraw Propst’s award-winning novel, A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street, The Adventures of Ociee Nash is a delightful and inspiring film you won’t soon forget! Although nine-year-old Ociee loves roaming Mississippi’s 1898 rural landscape, her widower father (Keith Carradine) feels that Ociee lacks a role model to help her become a “young lady.” So, Ociee boards a train to North Carolina, to be raised by her Aunt Mamie (Mare Winningham). Although Ociee meets heroes like the Wright Brothers and the U.S. President, she ultimately proves that she, too, is capable of greatness in this heartwarming, rewarding film the whole family will enjoy. 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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