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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont The Third Sunday of Easter In this Sunday’s Gospel, we continue with the appearances of Jesus to the disciples after the Resurrection and His call to them to fulfill His Mission of...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


The Third Sunday of Easter













In this Sunday’s Gospel, we continue with the appearances of Jesus to the disciples after the Resurrection and His call to them to fulfill His Mission of spreading the "Good News". You may recall that last Sunday we heard the story of "doubting Thomas." This Sunday another apostle’s faith is put to the test when Jesus asks Simon Peter three times, “Do you love me?” (John 21:15-17). 









As this story unfolds, we need to remember that this is the same Simon Peter that denied Jesus three times on the night of Jesus’ arrest and then repented. Now we hear Jesus offering him three chances to redeem himself. With each affirmative response Jesus gives Simon Peter a different command; “Feed my lambs.” “Tend my sheep.” “Feed my sheep.” (John 21: 15-17) Simon Peter embraces all three of the commands of Jesus and, in so doing, he is restored to the leadership position he had abandoned. Finally, Jesus foretells the martyrdom of Simon Peter and, seeing once again the great faith of Simon Peter, calls out to him to “Follow me.” (John 21:19)


With his three denials in the Garden of Caiaphas, Simon Peter failed his first test. He did not fail this second test along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our God is the "God of second chances". If you had to be perfect to receive Divine Grace, no one would stand a chance! Imagine, if we as a faith community were to cast off everyone who sins, who would remain? 


This reading is a call to all of us to recognize that we are all sinners one way or another. We need to help each other find that love for God hidden in our hearts so that we all can be returned to right relationship with Jesus and do our part in fulling the mission of sharing the "Good News of the Risen Lord".


Have you ever felt unworthy to serve Jesus and the mission of the Church? If so, remember the example of Simon Peter and the Divine Grace that is on offer to all of us. Do not be afraid to repent and put your sins behind you. Then step out boldly and respond to the call of Jesus to “Follow me.” (John 21:19)


God Bless, Father Gerard














The best way to grow in your Catholic faith is by volunteering and getting involved in our St. Leonard's Parish Community. Please Click Here to learn more and to also see a full list of our Parish Ministry representatives.












Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41 - Disciples' second trial before the Sanhedrin
Revelation 5:11-14 - Praise to the lamb
John 21:1-19 - Appearance at the Sea of Tiberias 













"We Must Obey God"

The first Christians were persecuted from the very beginning.  


In our first reading, we hear how Peter and the apostles are brought before the government and religious leaders and told to stop preaching about this "resurrected Jesus." "We must obey God rather than men," they bravely respond and were soon after dismissed, rejoicing in God's goodness and that they were found worthy to suffer for Christ.


"Do you love me?" the resurrected Jesus asks Peter in our Gospel passage. "Feed my sheep"--- this is the great task Jesus entrusts to Peter, the first leader of the Church. Christ calls us all into deeper healing, following him to new life through his Resurrection. And when we've accepted this new life, we must then go out and bestow it on others, even in the face of rejection.


When we decide to live for Christ, we must make a conscious decision to do so, and this means that persecution will come for us, in some way, shape, or form.













“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” 

Saint Francis  













Regular Mass Times

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

Weekday Masses 


Note: There Are No Morning Masses: May 4, May 5, May 6, May 7 










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. Click on Bishop Barron’s YouTube channel and then chose the Sunday you wish to view.












Community Service


Dear Parishioners, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Women’s League at St. Leonard’s Parish are continuing their initiative to assist seniors.  We are organizing a cleanup event to assist with work outside the home on Saturday the 14th of May or in case of rain, the 28th of May, during the morning starting at 9am.  If you or a family member are interested in some assistance (raking leaves, tidying up, small repairs), please contact vince.thomson@mcgill.c... or 613-425-2713.  












The St. Leonard's CWL is Fundraising for families in need with rosaries for sale to support Emergency Response to help local families to put food on the table and to keep their heat and lights on.


How to Help: Buy a Rosary OR Donate


Rosaries on the display in the church entrance are $10 each

Other Special rosaries to be on sale for $20.00 each

Included in the purchase is a pamphlet: How to Pray the Rosary

There's a mailbox on the right of the stand to put funds in.

The Rosaries are all Hand Made in Canada 🍁

Donations are also Welcome!


May is the month of Mary.  At Fatima Mary said:

"I am the Queen of the most Holy Rosary".  Mary's 3 Intentions:

1) Pray for Peace

2) Pray for the Holy Father & the Universal Church

3) Pray for Families

The Blessed Picture on the stand in the foyer is Our Lady of Guadalupe.











Youth Ministry



St. Leonard’s Youth Pizza Night

Saturday, May 14th

7-9 pm, church hall


Showing The Chosen Season 1 Episode #6

Dialogue on 2 Synod Questions

Social Activities


Youth grade 7 through university join us….


Masks are recommended


Email Colleen for more information at colleen.menton@rogers....  

or call 613-692-1839 












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












Thanks to all of you who responded to the Synod Questionnaire. We have received a great deal of thoughtful input and the Parish Synod team is currently drafting a report for the Archdiocese. Stay tuned for more information to follow.













If you would like 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
















For Kids: The Saints and Heroes Collection


Heroes of the Faith. The Stories of real-life Saints & Christian Heroes all come to life in CCC of America's award-winning animated film series. Featuring authentic role models today's child can truly believe in. 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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