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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us The message of this Sunday’s Gospel reading seems pretty straightforward: you can’t take it with you.  No matter if you are rich or poor, none of your...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us













The message of this Sunday’s Gospel reading seems pretty straightforward: you can’t take it with you. No matter if you are rich or poor, none of your material possessions will mean a thing once you die. So, if your life has been spent in pursuit of just acquiring stuff so that you can “eat, drink and be merry,” then, it is all for nothing. As the old joke goes, “You will not see any U-Haul trailers in a funeral procession!”









The parable of the rich man and the harvest is about a man who is pleased with himself for storing up enough grain to last him many years. But in the end Jesus says, “‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God” (Lk 12:20-21).


So, what is it that matters to God? If we are blessed with material wealth, we need to remember it is a gift from God and that we should use it for God’s purposes. God does not intend our blessings to stop with us; He means for them to flow through us. If we have an abundance of material goods beyond our needs, we should share it with those that are in need. And we should do it now because we do not the day or the hour that we will be called from this life.


We need to use the time we have here on earth storing up, not the treasure of this world, but of the next. The riches that matter to God are things like charity, generosity, kindness, patience, compassion, and loving sacrifice. If we live our lives this way, then we will be truly rich not only in this life, but in the life to come. 


God bless you folks, Father Gerard

















Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 - On vanity 

Col 3:1-5, 9-11 - Mystical death and resurrection 

Luke 12:13-21 - Trust in God, not in possessions













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










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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.



















Do Not Be Afraid


These have been very trying times, and it can be easy to fall into despair and discouragement. But, God calls us to trust in Him, to have faith.


The Lord invites us to be courageous and fearless, not because we are strong but because He is. The Bible tells us not to fear 365 times - once for every day of the year. 


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 video below to hear Fr. Manno explain what he missed most about Mass and why he is so grateful to be back. 



"Do not be afraid. The Lord has been prepping your heart. Let's go out there and change the world." 

                                                                                                                            Fr. Manno









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. 












Faith Formation










Radiating his glory from the top of Mt. Tabor, Jesus revealed to his closest friends that he was not merely a healer or prophet, but the Son of God Himself. Christ's skin and clothes illuminated, as the prophet Daniel had foretold: "The Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow...One like a Son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven" (Daniel 7). 


On Saturday August 6th we celebrate this great event in the life of Christ. We are all called to witness this radiant love God has for his people and return "down the mountain" to share this good news!  Jesus is Lord! 


The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

Pray the Rosary alongside Bishop Barron today:














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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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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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