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St. Leonard Catholic Parish Manotick, Ont Be Ready! In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus urges us to be ready for his Second Coming. It should remind us of John the Baptist preparing us: “Make straight the way of the Lord.” He is...







St. Leonard Catholic Parish

Manotick, Ont


Be Ready!












In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus urges us to be ready for his Second Coming. It should remind us of John the Baptist preparing us: “Make straight the way of the Lord.” He is saying that his job is to prepare for the mighty coming of the Lord. A change is coming, a revolution is on the way, a disaster (the destruction of the old) is about to happen. Prepare the way of the Lord.
And what is the manner of preparation? It is a baptism of repentance. Baptism—an immersion in water—reminded first-century Jews of the Exodus, passing through the Red Sea, leaving the ways of slavery behind.
And repentance (metanoia)—going beyond the mind that you have. How our minds are conditioned by the fallen world! How our expectations are shaped, stunted by what has gone before. The world of Tiberius and Pilate and Herod and Caiaphas has shaped our imagination. It’s time, John is saying, for a new mind, a new set of eyes, a new kind of expectation. God is about to act! Be ready!


Source: Word on Fire

















Wisdom 18:6-9 - On the death of the Egyptian firstborn 

Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12 - Faith of the ancients 

Luke 12:32-48 or 12:35-40 - We depend on God; prepare for the Master's return













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.












Vatican News










Pope Francis in Canada: When the gesture is the message


Pope Francis’ nearness, especially in his meetings with indigenous peoples, was the hallmark of his Apostolic Journey to Canada, which was filled with actions to underscore the penitential and reconciliatory dimension the Pope wanted to lend to the visit to Canadian soil. Read the full article.













Open Up Your Heart


As soon as the doors of the Church were opened, Grace rushed home to the Sacrament of Confession. The Lord was there with open arms.


For those who might not feel ready to return to the Church, we invite you to pray to the Holy Spirit, to open up your heart to His love. The Lord is waiting for you, calling you, beckoning you to come home.


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 Grace explain how she felt the peace of Christ when she returned to the Church and the Sacraments.



"If you feel like you're not quite there yet, just ask the Holy Spirit to open up your heart." 










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










St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pray for Us (Aug 14th)


St. Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan friar, a writer, a missionary, and a martyr at the Auschwitz concentration camp. 


Born in Poland, the young boy Raymond experienced a vision of Mary offering the two crowns of purity and martyrdom; Raymond asked for both. Later having taken the religious name 'Maximilian,' he traveled to Japan for ministry, before returning to Poland to use the new printing presses to spread the Gospel. 


In 1941, he was arrested by the Nazi Gestapo and given prisoner number #16670. He would go on to take the place of a fellow inmate doomed to die by starvation. He died by lethal injection on the eve of the Assumption of Mary, his life marked beginning and end by a devotion to Jesus through Mary.  


St. Pope John Paul II declared Maximilian a saint in 1982. We celebrate his Feast Day on August 14th.



The Problem of Evil 

During a visit to the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Bishop Barron reflects on the problem of evil in this clip from his Catholicism 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.

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Vatican News






















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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