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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont The Parable of the Good Samaritan In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus tells a scholar of the law that you "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


The Parable of the Good Samaritan













In this Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus tells a scholar of the law that you "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." The scholar responds with the question, “who is my neighbor?" What about us, do we sometimes forget who are neighbour really is?











Jesus explains what he meant by the word ‘neighbour’ through the use of a parable. He uses the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), to explain that people should love everyone, including their enemies. It is easy to love friends and family, but it can be much more difficult to love those that we do not have a good relationship with.


Let us ask ourselves today if we always practice being a good neighbor to everyone. We become good neighbors when we are people of generosity, kindness, and mercy toward all who that we meet. A sincere smile, a friendly greeting, an encouraging word of appreciation, a heartfelt “thank you,” that is all that it takes. But let us not limit our love but instead accept the invitation of Jesus to consider everyone as our neighbours. This means people we dislike, as well as those who dislike us. To show love to your enemies is to genuinely love as Christ did.


God bless you folks, Father Gerard

















Deuteronomy 30:10-14 - God's command clear 

Colossians 1:15-20 - Christ's fullness and reconciliation 

Luke 10:25-37 - The Good Samaritan













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


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Ottawa-Cornwall Archdiocese Synod Report Now Available


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,


I am proud to make available the 10-page report of our Synodal process (please click on the image above). Many people within the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall took part and had their voices heard. I wish to thank Marisa Casagrande and the many collaborators who worked diligently and under difficult circumstances for making this important Church experience successful, and for providing a synthesis that will help us elaborate our Mission and pastoral plan. More fruits are to come from this process.  Enjoy your reading!


Marcel Damphousse











I Choose Joy 


We received a post this week in response to the Father Mike Schmitz video entitled "Joy, the Gigantic Secret of the Christians" that we ran in last week's edition of the E-Newsletter. it contained a beautiful poem that a parishioner had recently written and we thought we would share it with you.










I Choose Joy, 

I choose Joy, Which is the Living God
I choose Joy, He is my Lightning Rod
I choose Joy, The opposite of Fear
When I do, My God is Always near
 Verse 1:

 As I was pondering things that could have been
 I realized that my mind was in the past
 That I could not change things, not of my doing, at       long last
 My thoughts changed to my Father above
 And I felt comfort knowing that I am wrapped & held in His love
 Chorus/refrain: I choose Joy…
 Verse 2:
 I do not know where Life will take me from here
 But I place my Trust in Him as well as my Fear
 I am working my way back to Life, Lord, here I go!
 With all that I have and the best that I know
 Chorus/refrain: I choose Joy…
 Verse 3:
 I pray oh God that you be Always at my side
 My Soul’s Friend and Eternal Guide
 You raise me up, You are my Hope and Light
 You are the way, the Truth and the Life
 Chorus/refrain: I choose Joy!












Faith Formation










We celebrate the Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha on July 14th. She was born to a Mohawk father and a Christian Algonquin mother in the late 1700s.  


She received baptism at the age of twenty and devoted her life to prayer under the Jesuit priests near the Montreal mission, having experienced much persecution from her tribe due to her conversion.  The "Lilly of the Mohawks" dedicated herself to Christ as a virgin and fasted often as penance for the conversion of her nation.


She died at the age of twenty-four in 1680 and was declared a saint in 2012. 


St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us! 


Prayer to St. Kateri

St. Kateri, you are revered as the mystic of the American wilderness.
Though orphaned at the age of four, 

and left with a scarred face and damaged eyesight from illness,
you were esteemed among the Mohawk tribe.
When you asked to be baptized a Christian
you subjected yourself to abuse by your people and were forced to run away.
You endured many trials but still flowered in prayer and holiness,
dedicating yourself totally to Christ.
I ask you to be my spiritual guide along my journey through life.
Through your intercession, I pray that I may always be loyal to my faith in all things.














Learn more about the saints and watch all of Bishop Barron's amazing videos by clicking the button below!














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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