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Sent:                                           July 1, 2022 7:00 AM

To:                                               St. Leonard Communications

Subject:                                     E-Newsletter for Canada Day, July 1, 2022


St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont "O Canada, our home and native land!" Happy Canada Day! I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful holiday. We have much to be thankful for today as we celebrate Canada's 155 th birthday...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


"O Canada, our home and native land!"













Happy Canada Day! I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful holiday. We have much to be thankful for today as we celebrate Canada's 155th birthday. From the grandeur of our land and our waters to the strength and character of our people, God has blessed us in so many ways.











Let us take time this Canada Day weekend to give thanks for all that has been given to us and reach out with love to our fellow Canadians. As faithful Christians, we should attract others to the Christian faith by leading exemplary lives. It is our willingness to extend mercy to the vulnerable and marginalized that will allow the love of Christ to shine through us for all to see. What makes a nation great is how it puts love into action by caring for the least, the last and the lost. May God continue to keep our land glorious and free!


God bless you folks, Father Gerard


PS: Join us for Mass this morning at 9 am and get your Canada Day off to a great start!

















Accepting the Christian Message 


Isaiah 66:10-14c - Mother Zion 

Galatians 6:14-18 - The Cross, our true boast 

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9 - Mission of the 72 












For Freedom, Christ Has Set Us Free!

What will you do with your freedom?


In the Church calendar of saints, July 4th celebrates Pier Giorgio Frassatti who died on July 4th, 1925.  A young Italian man, Frassatti developed a deep spiritual life, joining the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the age of 17 and dedicated much of his spare time to serving the sick and the needy, caring for orphans and helping servicemen returning from World War I.  


Pier Giorgio loved climbing mountains and giving what little money he had to the poor.  He eventually died of polio at the age of 24 and the homeless whom he served flooded the streets of his funeral.  Now a "Blessed" on the road to formal sainthood, Pier Giorgio Frassati shows us what a life lived generously looks like. 


To follow the example of Christ and live that witness generously is to use your freedom for its highest end.  "For freedom, Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5:1)


Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassatti, pray for us!



"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."

 Pope St. John Paul II











Holy Spirit, 

Grant all of us Your freedom
so that by putting aside the love of self
and bringing all earthy resources
into the service of human life,
we can devote ourselves to that future
when humanity itself will become an offering
accepted by God.














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














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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