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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont Happy Easter! Christ has Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! May the joy of Easter be with you this weekend! At the time of its occurrence, the Resurrection of Jesus was an earth-shattering event...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


Happy Easter!













Christ has Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! May the joy of Easter be with you this weekend!


At the time of its occurrence, the Resurrection of Jesus was an earth-shattering event, and it is important for us to realize, that even today, it is an incredible claim. As Bishop Robert Barron sees it, the claim is this; “Jesus of Nazareth, a first century Jew, who throughout his life spoke and acted in the person of God, who was at the climax of his life put to death by the Roman authorities was, through the power of the Holy Spirit, alive again and appeared bodily to His disciples.”  









The message was clear back then and it should be clear to all of us now. Jesus had defeated  death. The implications were overwhelming. Death, even once defeated, could never be the end again. In fact, life itself could never be the same again. Jesus risen from the dead made eternal life possible for all of us.


The word “Easter” literally means “the feast of fresh flowers.” When you see the beautiful Easter lilies this weekend, be reminded of the purity and glory of this day. Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church for three main reasons:


1) The Resurrection of Christ is the basis of our Christian Faith. It is the greatest of the miracles, for it proves that Jesus is God. “Jesus is Lord, He is risen” (Rom 10:9), was the central theme of the preaching of the Apostles. St. Paul proclaimed: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain; and your Faith is in vain” (I Cor 15:14).


2) Easter gives us the assurance of our own resurrection. At the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus told Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me will live even though he dies…” (Jn 11:25-26).


3) Easter is a feast which gives us hope and encouragement in this world of pain, sorrows, and tears. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead, represents forgiveness, redemption, and the chance to start anew.


We remain in the Easter season right through to the Feast of the Pentecost on June 5th. May we continue to be joyful this Easter season and may the gift of the risen Christ be with you and your family throughout the entire year!


God Bless! Father Gerard














Acts 10:34a, 37-43 - Peter's discourse 

Colossians 3:1-4 - Mystical death and resurrection 

John 20:1-9 - Peter and the disciple at the tomb













Happy Easter!

"Jesus is alive!" 


We can become so familiar with the story of Christianity that we lose the shock and awe of this day. Jesus, bodily present, is raised from the dead. Not merely resuscitated, but transformed in a beautifully transfigured body! He has defeated death!


This is the "Good News" that compelled the earliest disciples to get over their fear and go to the ends of the earth, proclaiming "Jesus Christ is Lord!"  This is the meaning of the glorious celebration of today, this feast of Easter Sunday, and why the world has never been the same since the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 


Happy Easter!











Watch this video from Bishop Robert Barron from the award-winning series Catholicism on how we know Jesus triumphantly rose from the dead!



“Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now!” 1 Peter 1:3-4 (The Message from Daily Hope)













Regular Mass Times

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

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












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.













5 k Walk: Saturday, April 30, 2022 

Action Life promotes the right to life for all individuals from conception to natural death


Kick Off begins at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Basilica.

281 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON


Become a hiker or sponsor Father Gerard

(our parish’s designated hiker)


Pledge Forms &  Donation Envelopes Are Available In The Church Foyer












St. Leonard Parish $1,000. Scholarship
Deadline to Apply – Sunday May 8

A St. Leonard Parish scholarship in the amount of
$1,000.00 has been established for a graduating
student from any high school who is a member of our
parish and who embodies Christian values. The
candidates need to be pursuing post secondary
education in any field. Deadline for submission of
applications is Sunday, May 8th , 2022 at 12 noon.
More information and an application form are
available Bulletin Board on our parish website












Take this Opportunity for YOUR voice to be heard: 


We encourage each of you to reflect on the links that have been sent over the weeks via our parish bulletin & e-newsletter. Focus your own reflection around our growing as a Parish – doing better together. Encourage others to think about the difference they could make personally if they really listened to others and reached out to the lonely.


Put the focus on building community rather than the final report. We all have a role to play. If we believe nothing will change then challenge ourselves and others to do our part and get involved– begin with prayer and discernment. 


The Synod survey for all St. Leonard Parishioners will go out via Flocknote on Easter Monday, April 18th. You are invited to respond confidentially any time before April 28th.


There will also be hard copies at the Easter Masses this weekend for those that do not have online access. Have Faith that YOUR voice matters!!













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: St. Leonard Parish, 5332 Long Island Road, Manotick, ON, K4M 1E8.
                                    Thank You for Your Financial Support!






















Faith Formation
















Brother Francis: He Is Risen! The Power of the Resurrection


Join Brother Francis as he celebrates the power and splendor of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in this moving and instructive animated presentation!


Click 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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