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Subject:                                     E-Newsletter for Dec 25, 2021


St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont Merry Christmas! Joy to the World! The Lord has come!   We are told in this evening's Gospel that the angel appeared to the Shepherds proclaiming to them good news of great joy, "For...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


Merry Christmas!













Joy to the World! The Lord has come! 


We are told in this evening's Gospel that the angel appeared to the Shepherds proclaiming to them good news of great joy, "For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord." (Luke 2:11) 









Christmas is the wonderful feast of God’s sending us a Savior. God loved us so much that He sent His only son to became man to save us from the bondage of sin. The arrival of the baby Jesus brings light and hope into our world. Through His suffering, death and Resurrection, Jesus liberated us from sin and has given us the promise of eternal life. This very day our Saviour has come!  


Christmas reminds us of God's great gift of love, "For God loved the world that he gave his only Son". (John 3:16)  This Christmas may you be blessed with a heart overflowing with love. May baby Jesus teach you to pass your blessings along to all of those around you. As Saint Teresa of Calcutta says, “It is Christmas when you let God love others through you.” 


Wishing you a truly blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Father Gerard

























Dec 26, 2021






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Isaiah 9:1-6 

Titus 2:11-14  

Luke  2:1-14 






















Friday, Dec 24th: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 25th: 10:00 am

Please note: All Masses will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. To visit this site click here


There will be no Saturday 4:30 pm Mass on Dec 25th and Jan 1st


New Year’s Day, Sat, Jan 1st: 10:00 am














Dec 24-25, 2021






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Christmas Eve 4:00 pm













Christmas Eve 6:00 pm













Christmas Eve 8:00 pm













Christmas Eve 10:00 pm













Christmas Day 10:00 am













New Year's Day 10:00 am






















Physical distancing is still be required and that mask wearing will be mandatory. Seating will be limited to approximately 100 persons per Mass. 


ALL SEATING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES WILL BE VIA PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY (ONLINE at stleonardsparishca.flo... or by email at office@stleonardsparis...).    

If you do not have access to the internet, you may call the parish office at (613) 692-4254 to pre-register.


If a Mass is fully booked there will be NO WALK-IN SEATING allowed.


Please register all families members who wish to sit together under the one name and do not register your family members until you have confirmed with them that they will be attending.


We appreciate your understanding as we strive to safely accommodate as many people as possible under the current Provincial guidelines. 









Regular Mass Times

  • Saturday: 4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Please note that physical distancing and masking remain in place for all Weekend Masses. We would ask that you continue to pre-register for all weekend Masses so that we may retain adequate crowd control. 


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 pre-registration is 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.





















Please remember your local parish this Christmas. 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










Merry Christmas!


The Word has become flesh and made his dwelling among us! 


Emmanuel means "God is with us"! Let us rejoice and be glad!


Let us pray for one another, our families and friends, our Church, and the entire world that all may know the love of Christ and join us in our celebration today! 


"No one, whether shepherd or wise man, can approach God here below except by kneeling before the manger at Bethlehem and adoring him hidden in the weakness of a new-born child" (Catechism of the Catholic Church #563)


Consider watching this video about Christ's mission, the reason behind our celebration of Christmas itself, from Bishop Barron's newest series The Creed



"Today our Savior is born...sadness should have no place on the birthday of life... You have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of God's kingdom!"  St. Leo the Great
























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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