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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us In this Sunday's Gospel Jesus teaches us how to pray. He responds to a disciple’s request for guidance on how to pray and is very direct when he says...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us













In this Sunday's Gospel Jesus teaches us how to pray. He responds to a disciple’s request for guidance on how to pray and is very direct when he says, "When you pray, say,” and then proceeds to give the disciples a prayer that we have come to know as the "Our Father". No other prayer comes directly from Jesus for our own personal use and, as a bonus, we are given a model for all of our prayers.









We start with adoration by putting God’s holy name first and surrendering to His will. We ask to be strengthened by food, both physical and spiritual, this day and every day. We commit to forgiving others as we too are forgiven by God for our failings. And finally, we ask the Lord to keep us from temptation and safe from all evil. This should be our approach to all prayer; adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and a humble and earnest request.


Jesus then continues in our Gospel reading to explain the importance of prayer by comparing how people, even sinful and uncaring people, respond to repeated requests. Jesus ends this lesson by inviting His disciples to persevere in prayer and to keep on asking, seeking, and knocking on God’s door.


In order to maintain our positive relationship with God, I encourage you to pray the words of the "Our Father" directly as they have been handed down to us or simply use the model that Jesus has offered to speak directly with God. Most importantly, be steadfast and persistent in your prayers and God will reward you.


God bless you folks. Father Gerard

















Genesis 18:20-32 - Abraham intercedes for Sodom 

Colossians 2:12-14 - Sovereign role of Christ 

Luke 11:1-13 - The Our Father













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.













Come Be Fed


For many people, it has been a long time since they've been to Mass. Some have returned, but not quite as often. Others are struggling to reignite the faith they once had. Whether you've returned to Mass or not, this message is for you.


Rekindle the fire of faith. It's time to come home. Home to the beauty and grace of the Sacraments. Home to the beauty and grace of who God is. Home to the Mass, to the Church - because home is where your family is, and it's where you belong.


Over the next few weeks we will share short, reflective videos, regular Catholics like you talk about what brought them home after Covid. They know faith isn't something we can do alone - and each of these Catholics experienced a deep longing to come together to open the Scriptures and break the Bread.


If you have been away from Church, if you have been away from Mass, if you have been away from the Eucharist, we invite you home. Do not be afraid, only have faith. Come home. Come be fed.


Watch the first video below to hear John share what he missed most about Mass and why he is so grateful to be back.



"While Mass was taken away from us, the biggest part I missed was this: us, how we act, react, and interact with each other. To have the Eucharist, to commune with Him." John









Please share this message with anyone you know who has been away from the Church. The Good Shepherd desires to be with all His sheep. 












St. Leonard’s CWL Newsletter Summer 2022










New CWL Theme 2022 & 2023: Catholic and Living It!

"Remember that the Christian life is one of action, not of speech and daydream. Let there be few words and many deeds and let them be done well." St. Vincent










In May, President Jane Brownrigg & Resolutions Chair Dianne Hendrick participated in the March for Life.



















CWL Members meet in person, masks on



For the full CWL Summer Newsletter click here.











Faith Formation










We celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola on July 31st.  Born in Northern Spain, Ignatius' leg was shattered by a cannonball in 1520.  During his recovery, he read stories of the saints and the life of Christ and devoted himself to a life of holiness.  


His followers became known as the "Society of Jesus," or "The Jesuits."   Ignatius died in 1556 and was declared a saint in 1622.  He is the patron of soldiers and educators.  


Check out this episode on St. Ignatius of Loyola from Bishop Barron's Pivotal Player series!  













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.


We encourage you to support our local sponsors. Please click here to view.















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