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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont Martha and Mary In this Sunday's Gospel we hear the story of Jesus visiting the home of two sisters, Martha and Mary.  As you meditate on this Gospel reading, try to put yourself in this...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


Martha and Mary













In this Sunday's Gospel we hear the story of Jesus visiting the home of two sisters, Martha and Mary.  As you meditate on this Gospel reading, try to put yourself in this biblical scene and ask yourself, which one am I most like?  Martha or Mary? 









Mary sits at the feet of Jesus listening to Him and Martha is busy "burdened with much serving". Martha complains to Jesus about Mary leaving her alone to do all the work and Jesus responds to Martha with the memorable words, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her." (Lk. 10:42)


We all have aspects of Mary and Martha within us. Perhaps we can reflect on the following questions:

  • Do I have my priorities in order?
  • Which response to God's call is more natural to you—prayer or action? Why?
  • Like Martha, am I anxious or worried about many things, or, like Mary, when am I given the opportunity, am I focused on listening to Jesus and spending time in his presence?

These days there are a lot of different voices calling out to you. There are a thousand things pulling you this way and that. Try not to "be anxious and worried about many things" and, instead, have a heart like Mary and remember the most important thing is to listen to Jesus.


God bless you folks, Father Gerard

















Genesis 18:1-10a - Abraham's visitors 

Colossians 1:24-28 - The mystery: Christ in us 

Luke 10:38-42 - Martha and Mary













Regular Mass Times

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

Weekday Masses. 

  • Wednesday-Friday: 9 am

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  • Saturday 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm










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Faith Formation










The Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene is Julye 22nd. Present to Jesus' public ministry, death, and resurrection, St. Mary Magdalene is one of the most important figures in the New Testament.


Carrying seven demons inside her before Christ cast them out, Mary devoted her life as a disciple of the Lord.  Legend states that she might have made it to France after being exiled for her faith. 


She is the patroness of converts, repentant sinners, sexual temptations, pharmacists, tanners, and women. 


St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us!


Prayer to St. Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene,
woman of many sins, who by conversion
became the beloved of Jesus,
thank you for your witness
that Jesus forgives
through the miracle of love.

You, who already possess eternal happiness
in His glorious presence,
please intercede for me, so that some day
I may share in the same everlasting joy.













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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.

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