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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont Second Sunday of Ordinary Time The Miracle at the Wedding Feast of Cana This Sunday our Gospel reading tells the story of the miracle at the wedding Feast of Cana. When the wine runs out...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Miracle at the Wedding Feast of Cana













This Sunday our Gospel reading tells the story of the miracle at the wedding Feast of Cana. When the wine runs out at the wedding reception, Mary asks Jesus to help, and she tells the servers to “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5) To the astonishment of all, Jesus then transforms plain purifying water into the absolute best wine. The wedding Feast of Cana marks Jesus' first miracle, and His divinity is revealed to the disciples. As a result, John’s Gospel tells us that “His disciples believed in him." (John 2:11)









In 2002 Pope John Paul II introduced the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary and he included the wedding Feast of Cana as the second Luminous Mystery. The Pope felt there was a need to highlight the public ministry of Jesus and those times when Jesus was clearly revealed as the Son of God. They are called the "mysteries of light" because they shed light on who Jesus Christ really is and, just like the servers in today's Gospel, we are called by Mary to "listen to Him".


The first of the Luminous Mysteries is the Baptism of the Lord that we celebrated last weekend. Jesus is revealed as the beloved Son of the God Himself. The third Mystery is the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God by Jesus under His own authority. The fourth Mystery is the Transfiguration of Our Lord where we see the glory of God shinning forth from the face of Jesus and we hear a voice from the heavens say, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” (Luke 9:35). The final Luminous Mystery is the Institution of the Eucharist where the the permanence and fidelity of God's love for us is revealed. Christ offers his body and blood under the signs of bread and wine and ask us to, “do this in memory of me.” (Luke 22:19).


So, what is the meaning of the Luminous Mysteries for us today? The central message is clear. Jesus is truly the Son of God and we should “listen to Him.” How do we listen to Him? Well, it can be as simple as obeying His greatest commandment to “love God and to love your neighbour as yourself” or it can be through a special effort to hear His voice when we are reading scripture or at prayer. Finally, when we come to Mass on Sunday to receive the Eucharist, we are doing His will and remembering all that He has done for us.


Stay safe and healthy this weekend and join us for Mass if you can. 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


PS: Check out the upcoming Faith Formation talks on Death and Dying listed below.













Archbishop's Message: Covid19 and the Omicron Variant




Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

May God bless you at the start of the 2022 New Year!

I am not alone in my disappointment that the start of this year finds us continuing to deal with the effects of Covid. I am proud of the work parishes, clergy, staff, volunteers and parishioners have done to make our parish churches as safe as possible so we can continue to practice our faith while following the regulations of the public health authorities. It has been a long and often difficult journey, but parishes have developed creative solutions and generous volunteers have kept our churches safe and open to all.


Now we are dealing with a more transmissible variant of the Covid virus. I encourage people to get vaccinated and to receive a booster dosage when they are able in order to prevent the worst health outcomes should we contract Covid. Many surgeries have been delayed because the hospitals do not have the staff or beds available due to the increasing number of hospitalizations. Keeping out of the hospital and being able to recover at home provides a place for someone who may need specialized care they can only receive in a hospital. Continue Reading...























Jan 15-16, 2022






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Isaiah 62:1-5 - Jerusalem the Lord's bride 

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 - Variety and unity 

John 2:1-11 - The Wedding at Cana













"They Have No Wine"

On this Sunday we celebrate the first miracle of Jesus at the Wedding Feast of Cana. 


Remember that Jesus was fully human—he ate, he slept, he wept, he laughed, and he went to weddings. When the bride and the groom run out of wine at Cana, Mary prompts Jesus to act: "They have no wine."  


But Jesus knows that with this first miracle his public ministry begins, a ministry that will ultimately lead to the Cross. Mary, aware of her son's mission at hand, detaches herself and says to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 


The symbolic nature of the water to wine foreshadows both the blood that Christ will pour out for us from the Cross and the "new wine" of the Eucharist that will nourish his Church and never run dry! 


Consider watching this video of Rachel Bulman on how the Eucharistic meal echoes Jesus' first miracle at Cana from the series Catholicism 101:



"At Cana, Jesus' disciples become his family and at Cana, the faith of the Church is born.”

Pope Francis 













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

Regular Confession times (resuming next weekend)
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.












Faith Formation










“Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care"


Starting Tuesday, January 25, St. Leonard will offer 4 talks based on the Canadian Catholic Bishop's Program on Palliative Care. These talks will be offered online from 7-8 pm. Please email for registration or more information.


Section 1 is designed to help participants understand the experience of dying and death

Section 2 is focused on discernment and decision-making when faced with serious illness and dying. 

Section 3 will explore how we are called to accompany loved ones who are ill and dying and the importance of ensuring that the caregiver is also accompanied and receives support and respite when needed.

Section 4 focuses on the community’s vital role in supporting ill and dying patients and their caregivers. It identifies accompaniment and advocacy as crucial responsibilities of community members.

















Catholicism 101 Mini-Course


Click below and for 20 consecutive days 

starting Jan 17th you will receive a short inspirational email and video on the main elements of our Catholic faith that will give you a deeper understanding of the truth that we have come to believe.






















For Kids: Walking with Jesus, The Rosary Prayers in Song


Let your heart be filled with the joy of God's wonderful love as you listen to these powerfully moving songs depicting the life, death, Resurrection, and glory of His Son through the prayers of the Rosary. Click Here.





















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! 





















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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