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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...

 

Podium Announcements Sept 16, 2016

FROM THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY ENCOUNTER MINISTRY

We are now asking your help to start inviting married couples for the forthcoming ME #41.  Registration form is available at the basement hall.

 

The ME #41 weekend is scheduled on November 11 to 13, 2016 at the Valley of the Mother of God in Orangeville, Ontario.

 

For registration, please contact Willie and Annette Guillermo (shepherd couple of the sponsoring class, ME#40) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Manny and Letty Buado (MFEM coordinators) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


FROM THE MARRIAGE and FAMILY ENCOUNTER MINISTRY

We would like to invite everyone, who were present and supported the FE#20 Weekend Encounter, to the FE#20 Grand Reunion on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 am at the OLA basement hall.


Please send your RSVP to the FE #20 Family Shepherds, Armando & Maria Sobrevilla at: 416-391-1486 or Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


FROM THE LIFE IN THE SPIRIT MINISTRY

LSS #34 shepherding session resumes on Friday, September 23 on the topic New Life and Receiving God’s Gift.
One-on-one shepherding session and Confession will be on Monday to Thursday, September 26 – 29.

Invocation Mass on Friday, September 30, 8pm at OLA Church.

LSS#34 proper is scheduled on October 1 - 2 at St. Martin Secondary School in Mississauga.

 

For more information, please contact Ariel and Ethel Ang, LSS34 coordinators, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


FROM THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF STEWARDS

We praise and thank the Lord for the generosity of the community with the pledges made as of September 15, 2016.

 

We are pleased to announce that the amount already received and turned over to Treasury is $1,940.  The remaining pledges on hand are in the amount of $400.

 

We would like to remind the membership to please hand in your pledges to class ME36, headed by Freddie & Glo Carandang, in the basement hall or drop them in the love offering box.

 

A big thank you for your support and generosity.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 19:24
 
BLD Community Day


4 couples 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, 18 September 2016 18:36
 
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
 
2016 Planning Session

The BLD Toronto leadership convened for the 2016 Planning Session on November 7-8, 2015 at the Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School. Building on the theme “Responding to God's call to holiness and call to mission, while addressing the Community's key challenges, and ultimately make a difference as Christ's disciples”, numerous ideas, approaches and solutions were explored. At the end, a convergence of minds was noted. Truly, the Holy Spirit was at work, setting the direction of the session.


The participants were all eyes and ears on Jun Yulo, as he presented the ramifications of his Group’s proposal.

Everyone is happy that good progress was made during the session.

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 November 2015 23:25
 



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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