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We are a communion of families, and a community of persons, called together as
ONE PEOPLE through the moment of encounter and a process of renewal to a relationship of faith, hope, and love with God. We are reconciled with the Father by our saving faith in Jesus Christ, by renewing trust in the Holy Spirit, and by our uniting compassion with one another. We are blessed with personal gifts – spiritual and natural, innate or acquired – which we yield to the Word and the Spirit. Read more...


Join us for Corporate Worship!

Friday Evenings at 8:00 PM

1st Friday of the month – Eucharistic Celebration with Benediction
Other Fridays – Praise and Worship


Our Lady of the Assumption Church | 2565 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6B 2Z3

Podium Announcements April 21, 2017



YLSS no. 18 Grand Reunion will be held on May 6, 2017, Saturday, at the OLA Basement Hall starting at 9 am. All YLSS 18 graduates, shepherds/co-shepherds and all working team are invited to attend this event. For more information, please contact Ariel & Ethel Ang, Youth Ministry coordinators, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





The Solo Parents Encounter #16 weekend is just a week away! This will be held next weekend, April 28 - 30, 2017 at the Valley of the Mother of God Retreat Centre in Mono, Ontario. Registration is still open. Please contact Linda Canaria (416-562-6518), Nilda Villa (905-896-1790) & Cora Montilla (416-662-9725





Singles Encounter Weekend #20 is 2 weeks away!! We are still accepting candidates, if you know anyone - please visit our table in the basement hall before and after worship for more information or email Alain &Traci De La Cruz, SE19 class shepherds, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





LSS No.35 is scheduled on June 23 – 25, 2017. Invited participants are:

- Graduates of ME #41, SPE #16, SE #20

- Previous graduates of ME, SPE and SE who have not taken the LSS yet


Non-encountered Singles, Solo Parents and Couples are also welcome to join the LSS.


Orientation is scheduled on April 28 in the Crying Room after Praise & Worship, and on May 5 and May 12 after the Mass and Praise and Worship respectively, in the Mark 10 room.


Salubong will be on Friday, May 19, 2017.


For registration and more information, please contact the LSS #35 Coordinators, Ed and Cristy Samson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )





Life — we stand on guard for thee!

This year marks the 20th National March for Life in Ottawa and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. This year's theme is "LIFE - We stand on guard for thee."


Pro-lifers will gather on Parliament Hill to demand that our laws once again uphold the right to life which is inherent to every human being, as they once did, even 150 years ago. The March for Life is the largest annual demonstration on Parliament Hill, and a sign that ending abortion is the civil rights movement of our day.


As Christian, we should be deeply concerned, it is our moral obligation to oppose these injustices. Let us make the trip to Ottawa on Thursday, May 11, 2017 and together voice our opposition to these evils. Please join us, a bus will pick up at SFX Mississauga at 6:00am and leave (OLA) Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 6:40am on Thurs., May 11, and return later that evening. The cost of a seat on the bus is $30.00/person.


Reserve your spot ASAP by emailing:

Tito & Dora Bacungan: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 
Fran & Baby Pulumbarit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phoning 
Yolly Uranza: (647-407-1423), 
Carmen Jimenez: (647-877-8571) of the BLD Mission Ministry




For previous week's podium announcements, please CLICK HERE.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 20:44
Newly anointed SE #20 Class Shepherds and 5-Point Committed Disciples

(From left) Paul Tan & Arlene Buzon-Tan, Roger & Merly Perono, SE #20 Class Shepherds; and the new 5-Point Committed Disciples - Nigel Delgra, Dolly Valencia, Lisa Vargas and Fe Llanes were anointed on April 7, 2017, by Fr. Jublas Nolasco.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:47
Start-of-Year Retreat with Fr. John Sullivan, S.J.

“Fr. John Sullivan, S.J., facilitated the Start-of-Year Retreat sponsored by Pastoral Services Ministry, on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the OLA Basement Hall. The theme of the retreat was “Where Are You?”. 124 community members attended the event.”


Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:27
Newly Annointed Secretariat Coordinators: Ling & Bing Briñas


Ling & Bing Briñas
, new Secretariat Coordinators, were anointed on January 6, 2017, by Fr. Armand Galay.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2017 23:30
Information Session on Catholic Marriage Annulment


The Solo Parents’ Ministry sponsored an Information session on Catholic Marriage Annulment at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Council Chamber on November 20, 2016. The resource speaker was Fr. Alexander M. Laschuk, Associate Judicial Vicar of the Toronto Regional Tribunal.

Fr. Laschuk’s talk included the changes made recently by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on the annulment procedure. An open forum ensued where he answered and clarified the various questions and issues raised by the attendees.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 18:48
2017 Planning Session

The BLD Toronto leaders assembled at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Council Chamber on November 5, 2016, to plan for the community’s events and activities for 2017. The meet also touched on the highlights of 2016, and initiatives of the apostolates for 2017.


Fr. John Sullivan, S.J., gave a short recollection on Spiritual Leadership and Finding Meaning in our Mission, just before the actual 2017 planning session started.


Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 18:41
Enrichment Day 2016

Fr. Jublas Nolasco conducted a recollection on “The Power Behind the Word of God” on October 29, 2016.

In attendance were disciples from BLD Toronto and OSG Prayer Groups. A workshop followed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 23:21
Newly Appointed Evangelization Stewards: Gie & Beth Santulan


The new Evangelization Stewards, Gie & Beth Santulan, were anointed on September 30, 2016, by Fr. Jublas Nolasco.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2016 17:14
BLD Community Day

Jules & Ely Misa, Olie & Menchu Ealdama, Ricky & Jo Corpus and Ditas & Rene Dimen were honored with Certificates of Award for 25 years of faithful and dedicated service to the community.

Click Here to browse the photo gallery of this event.


Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 08:19
BLD Picnic 2016 Photos

BLD Toronto Celebrated its annual Picnic on July 16, 2016. As usual, this annual Spirit-filled event was filled with fun & fellowship!

Click Here to browse the photo gallery of this event courtesy of John Modo.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:35
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