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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "You shall love your neighbour as yourself" Peace be with you! I hope that you are getting out and enjoying this beautiful summer weather. This Sunday’s second reading contains some...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"You shall love your neighbour as yourself"













Peace be with you! I hope that you are getting out and enjoying this beautiful summer weather. This Sunday’s second reading contains some simple, yet profound guidance from St. Paul as to how we are to live our lives. He tells us that “the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” (Gal 5:14) He then goes on to tell us how the best way we can achieve this is to be guided by the Spirit and not the flesh.











To illustrate this point further, a parishioner who had recently returned from hiking the Camino de Santiago, shared a discussion he had with an wise old Priest at the end of a long day of walking along the Camino in northern Spain. They were talking back and forth about the meaning and the purpose of life and the “Christian way” to lead life. Many ideas were discussed including the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. But at the end of the conversation the Priest turned to the parishioner and said, “For me it is very simple. When you get to the gates of heaven, you will be asked only one question, ‘Have you loved?'”


As Pope Francis says, “Love is the greatest power for the transformation of reality because it pulls down the walls of selfishness and fills the ditches that keep us apart.” Let us always remember to lead with love. Reach out and touch someone today with love.


God bless you folks, Father Gerard

















1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 - Call of Elisha 

Galatians 5:1, 13-18 - Proper Use of Freedom 

Luke 9:51-62 - The Apostles' Requirements












Don't Look Back! 

Just as Elijah calls Elisha to be the next prophet, putting his cloak around him (a symbol of his authority passing on), Jesus calls us to put on his yoke and follow him in discipleship. 


The yoke that holds oxen together was a well-understood metaphor in the ancient world. St. Paul tells us not to "submit again to the yoke of slavery" (Gal. 5:1), but it's easy to look back to a life of comfort and pleasure, especially when faced with the prosecution that following Christ entails.  But when God calls us, we must follow for there lies the only path to life in abundance! 


We invite you to watch this video below from Bishop Barron on the call to discipleship, to take up the yoke that Jesus is offering :  



"Even if our dwelling place here below is wasting away, we have an eternal dwelling place which God has already prepared in Christ, in his body." 

Pope Francis













Regular Mass Times

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

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












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.












Faith Formation


Please note that effective June 17th we have discontinued our Parish subscription to Formed. Moving forward we will focus our Online Faith Formation on Bishop Barron's Word on Fire resources. We have concluded that Word on Fire offers excellent new Catholic content and that their integration with our Flocknote Parish communication system makes it easy for us to  provide you with the most current and relevant content available. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.



Just a reminder that you now have access to all of Bishop Barron's award winning faith formation programs through Word on Fire Digital. Watch anytime on your browser:

First click the play button on any Word on Fire video you receive in your email, like the one below... then when the video opens up to play you will see a button below that says "Check them Out". Clicking this button will automatically log you into Word on Fire Digital (no password required!) and open up for you to browse the entire library of video content.

 After you've clicked over to open the full library using the orange button beneath any video, you will stay automatically logged in for 30-days and can simply go straight to whenever you are ready to watch.



You can also watch through your smart TV and mobile devices through the Word on Fire app.
 All you have to do is:
 Step 1 - Press the "PLAY" button on the video below (This activates this email address to give you video access)
 Step 2 - Download the app to your Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Smartphone or Tablet (Just search 'Word on Fire Digital')
 Step 3 - Log in with this email address and begin watching award-winning content seen by millions.


Be sure to check out the many videos that can help you grow in your Catholic faith.













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!


























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.











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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