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...


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:



Congratulations to our Early Bird Draw Winners

Below are the winners and the prizes they've won:

Irene Turner’s unbeatable, moist-est Chocolate Cake Angie Ng
$50 cash prize Syl Centeno
Scenic Toronto Harbourfront Tour for 2 Dodds Salamillas
1 tray of Itlog na Pula ('Pateros Original') Danny Aquino
2 trays of yum-yum Leche Flan (Rose Cuaresma) Rosemary Dias

1 Super-sized tub of home-made Avocado Ice Cream

Letty Buado
Free shipping of (1) door-to-door box to Manila (worth $65) Tony Ng
$50 cash prize Manny Rocero
1 tray of Itlog na Pula ('Pateros Original') Clarita Malolos
1 tray of patok-na-patok Pancit Palabok Lou Mariano
$50 cash prize Danny Zapata
Scenic Toronto Harbourfront Tour for 2 Emil Santos
2 Summer Scarves (may be used as swimsuit cover-ups) Ann Yap
Pinoy-na-Pinoy Breakfast for 4 (delivered to your home) Alex Calanog
2 trays of yum-yum Leche Flan (Rose Cuaresma) Beth Udasco
1 tray of Itlog na Pula ('Pateros Original') Ed Radam
1 Pie Plate of Ube Pangging Cultura


Early Bird Winner's List Just Keeps on Growing!

Winners come from Toronto, Cleveland, SFX, GVO, St Catharines, St Boniface

August 7 Early Bird Draw Winners:

  • LITA MARTIN - $50 Cash!
  • JOEL MARILLA - Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Cake donated by Cely Kitane
  • ELY MISA - Nelia Tonido's 'famous na famous' Pandan Cake
  • VIOLY SANTOS - Super sarap Rellenong Manok from Bendette Prollamante
  • MINDA PANDAY - 1 tray of patok-na-patok Pancit Palabok from Emily Quindoy
  • JOSEPHINE MARILLA - 1 Kaldero 'Bloody Amazing' Dinuguan from Annette & Willy Guillermo
  • SETH BUELLER - 1 tray of Special Cassava Cake from Linda Fullante

August 14 Early Bird Draw Winners:

  • IMEEH CABUSAS - $50 Cash Prize
  • CARLING ALMEIDA - 2 Summer Scarves (from Sylvia Centeno)
  • L. GREGORIO - Wall Art for Family Room (from Rene & Ditas Dimen)
  • GRETA GERONIMO - 2 Trays of Leche Flan (from Ely Misa)
  • JOEY LINSAO - 'His& Hers' Cleaning Supplies (from Eden & Jun Mercado)
  • ED RADAM - 2 Bottles of Red Wine (from Phil Malolos)

August 21 Early Bird Draw Winners:

  • MYRNA NIEVA - 1 Hot and Fiery 'Bicol Express' Party Tray (from Gil Valencia)
  • RUBEN SUAZON - 1 Walang Kapantay 'Sans Rival' Cake (from Bendette Prollamante)
  • ART ORTIZ - 2 Trays of Delicious Leche Flan (from Ely Misa)
  • RAQUEL VALENZUELA - 2 Bottles of Red Wine/Cabernet Sauvignon (from Phil Malolos)
  • RACHEL MANZANARES - 1 Tray of 'Pateros Original' Red Eggs (from Sylvia Padilla)
  • CIP TABIOS - 1 Large YUM Cassava Cake (from Linda Fullante)
  • FLORRY IBATUAN - Donna Karan Perfume Set worth U.S. $70 (from Arlene Martin)

Aug 28 Early Bird Draw Winners:

  • ANNIE ANDINO - 1 Tray Penoy Higupin (20 pcs) - from Sylvia Padilla
  • BERNIE OCAMPO - Starbucks $30 Gift Certificate - from Weng Perez
  • H IQUINA - 1 Box Lechon Sauce (Garnet Brand) - from Bert and Cecile Cruz
  • LORRIE CABALATUNGAN - Photo-Art (Barry Bautista Original)
  • AGNES EVANGELISTA - Hurricane Candle Holder (anonymous donor)
  • MAR SONON - Tea for 2 Set (anonymous donor)
  • ARMAND SOBREVILLA - 'Super Beauty' Mocha Cake (Joy del Castillo)

Sep 4 Early Bird Draw Winners:

  • Rico Capili - $100 gift certificate Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
  • L. Ganchorre - Juice Extractor (Charlescraft)
  • Ginger Membrere - 2 Cineplex Movie Passes
  • Yoly Uranza - 1 tray (20 pcs) Itlog na Pula
  • Malou Alda - 100 Ho-Ho-Hopia
  • Freddie Carandang - Photo Telephone
  • Stephen Palalon - Chip and Dip Set
  • Ms. Pelayo - Spa Set

The Highest Solicitor Award


  • Congratulations to Susan Linsao who won the Highest Solicitor Award in terms of gross amount solicited. She won an iPad Mini 2 as her prize. The award was given on Oct 9.



If you have not yet received your prize, please connect directly with the donors of your prizes to arrange delivery.  

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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 November 2015 20:58
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