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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


Location:

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

Podium Announcements Dec 2, 2016

 

FROM THE YOUTH MINISTRY

 

Just a friendly reminder, the Youth praise and worship will resume on Friday, January 13, 2017.

 

The 2017 Youth Life in the Spirit Seminar # 18 registration is now open to all youth who are turning 14 next year and older. Please visit the YLSS # 18 registration desk after the Mass.

 

For more information, you may contact Froilan and Charito Piamonte at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or any Youth Ministry adult members.

 

 

 

 

FROM THE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER MINISTRY

 

The Joint ME GRAND REUNION of BLD TORONTO ME 41/OSG Barrie ME 2 is tomorrow, December 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Eucharistic Celebration starts at 10:30 AM in the basement hall, followed by Thanksgiving Celebration.

 

We are inviting everyone who have helped and supported this ME weekend. To confirm your attendance, please contact Jimbo and Bendett Prollamante, Shepherd Couple of ME 41 at 416 580-2912 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

FROM FE18, SPONSORS OF BLD ADVENT CELEBRATION 2016

 

Just 8 more days and we will be having our Advent Celebration 2016.

 

Just a reminder, everyone needs a ticket including the Mark 10 children. Please note that tickets for all Mark 10 children are free.

 

For those issued with bunches of tickets, last day to return the unsold tickets is tonight. Unreturned tickets are considered sold. We encourage you to pay the tickets early to avoid long line-ups or congestion at the venue. For your convenience, you may settle by cash or cheque. Only those with purchased tickets can reserve tables.

 

We are still accepting gifts for door prizes. Please see any member of FE18 at the ticket sales table downstairs.

 

 

 

FROM THE TREASURY MINISTRY

 

For those who want to catch up with their donations for 2016, next Friday will be the last day to give your donation as we will be closing our books by December 31st.

 

Thank you all for your generosity.

 

God bless!

 

 


 

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


Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2016 19:24
 
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
 



BLD TORONTO -
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!


September 19, 2015, BLD Toronto marked a wonderful milestone -- our 25th Anniversary! We say ‘OUR’ anniversary–  as it is ours together.

Our history as a community is a story that binds us. It is a story of individuals, couples and families who found new life together – as disciples of the Christ, the Risen Jesus.

And as BLD Toronto grew, some of its graduates went on mission – to establish BLD communities in succession in Vancouver, Detroit, Cleveland, St Catharines, Cincinnati, Rochester, Hamilton/Kitchener, St. Joseph/Guelph, St Francis Xavier, the Greater Barrie Area and St Boniface.

We Are Family!

Our global spiritual director, Bishop Angel Lagdameo, came in all the way from Manila to commemorate this milestone. Fr. Vic de Jesus, SJ, our first-ever Toronto spiritual director, also helped us celebrate our milestone anniversary.  


  • To view our heartfelt video invitation (in Tagalog) we specially prepared for you,CLICK HERE and on "Follow link".

  • An English video, specially prepared by our Singles Ministry can be viewed HERE.

 

Photos from the 25th Anniversary

Here are links to photos from the BLD 25th Anniversary Celebration:

 
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