Welcome to BLD Toronto!

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 – mass with Benediction
Other Fridays – Praise and Worship


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

Podium Announcements Oct 21, 2016



As previously announced, we will be having the first joint ME sponsorship of BLD Toronto ME #41 and OSG Barrie ME #2 to be held on Nov 11-13 at the Valley of the Mother of God Retreat Centre. It will be a united effort of ME #40 class headed by its class shepherds, Willie and Annette Guillermo and OSG Barrie ME #1 headed by its class shepherds, Roy & Susan Barcenas.


We are appealing the community to help us recruit candidates. Bring your loved ones, family, friends, relatives, and co-workers to have a closer and deeper relationship with the Lord. Share with them the joy of serving the Lord and let them experience the blessings we received through the BLD Community.


For registration, please contact Willie and Annette Guillermo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




All DLC's, Shepherd Couples, Circle Shepherds and BLD members are encouraged to attend the Enrichment Day next Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8:30am to 4:00pm in the basement hall.





The BLD Advent Celebration will be on Saturday, December 10 at 6 PM, at the North Thornhill Community Centre. Attire: Wear your best from the 70's!


We will start selling tickets tonight. It would be better if tickets are bought by blocks to reserve your seats. Ministry heads or DLCs are encouraged to exhort your members to attend, and reserve/pay tickets by batches.


Costs for the tickets are $15.00 for adult, $10.00 for youth and children (ages 4 & under) are FREE. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis.


To reserve your tickets, please contact Cliff and Cristy Jacinto at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 647 822 5387

or Manny and Tina Valencia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 647 890 1527





The last post-shepherding session is tonight Oct. 21on the topic “Transformation”.

The LSS34 Grand Reunion will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10am to 3:30pm at OLA Hall.

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




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

Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2016 22:35
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

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


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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