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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont The Epiphany of the Lord Peace be with you and Happy New Year! This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, and it certainly gives us reason for hope as we begin a new...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


The Epiphany of the Lord













Peace be with you and Happy New Year! This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, and it certainly gives us reason for hope as we begin a new year. The baby Jesus is revealed to the Maji for who He really is. They had set out to find the King of the Jews but instead they had discovered the Messiah, the Christ (the anointed one), the very Son of God!









When we have an epiphany, we understand or see something from a different perspective. Through the epiphany of the Maji, God’s love is revealed to be for everyone. Not just for a chosen few. His gift of love is for the Gentile and the Jew. He sent His only son as a saviour for all humanity.  His gift of love is for all of us! 


As we reflect on the year ahead it is easy to allow ourselves to feel down and anxious. Almost two years in and Covid-19 has not yet relinquished its hold on us. Where can we look for hope and peace? There is no better place than the message of the epiphany of the Maji and our own personal epiphany of the love that God has for us.


Let us get the New Year off to a good start by contemplating how life has been reframed for us as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps we have been surprised by just how much more we value the simple blessings in our life such as our home, our family, and our Church community. Perhaps we have been struck by the sudden realization of our need for God and how we have been giving the time to grow closer to Jesus through study and prayer. During this Epiphany season (from now until Lent), let us be like those wise Maji, searching and seeking for the light and love of God.


Best wishes for 2022 and I look forward to seeing you at Mass thsi weekend. 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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Isaiah 60:1-6 - Glory of the new Zion Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 - Commission to preach God's plan 

Matthew 2:1-12 - The visit of the Magi 












Sunday Reflection: We Three Kings

Why are the wise men important to the Christian story?









Jesus came for all people and all nations. From his birth, Christ is celebrated by heavenly angels, lowly shepherds, and even pagan astrologers from the East—the Magi. Jesus is already gathering the tribes of Israel and beginning his work of outreach to the world.

The Magi and their gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are foreshadowed from Isaiah's prophecy (Is 60:1-6).  Gold for his royalty, frankincense for his priesthood, and myrrh for his death. Strange gifts for a baby, but these gifts point towards Jesus' destiny of facing down death and emerging victoriously.  

The Magi don't return to the paranoid and murderous King Herod after they encountered Christ; "they departed for their country by another way" (Matt 2:12). When we have experienced the love and reality of Christ, we are forever changed and we all leave "by another way."  May we all be pierced and renewed by this love of God!  

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you!


Consider watching this video of Bishop Barron's on the Journey of the Magi: 



"The Magi adored the divine Child and offered him symbolic gifts, becoming forerunners of the peoples and nations which down the centuries never cease to seek and meet Christ.”  Saint John Paul ll













New Year's Eve Mass

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 reservations are required for Weekday Masses. 

  • Wednesday-Friday: 9 am
  • There will be no Weekday Masses the first two weeks of

January. Weekday Masses will resume Wed., Jan 18, 2022

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 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










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.
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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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