Sinulog NZ joins Rosary Aotearoa

The NZ-Filipino Sto Nino Devotees and the St Benedict’s Devotees of the Mother of Perpetual Help join ROSARY AOTEAROA. On October 7, 2018 at 3pm, parishes and community groups from different parts of New Zealand will pray the Rosary. Such a special offering on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Please join us at St Benedict’s Parish, Newton, Auckland at 3pm to offer our gift to Jesus thru Mary.

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Sinulog NZ supports efforts of the Basilica Minore del Sto Nino

The devotees of Senyor Sto Niño here in New Zealand is supporting the fundraising efforts of the Basilica Minore del Sto Niño for the Victims of the recent Naga Cebu landslide.

You can help provide financial assistance for the team to prioritise provisions for food, water, milk, medicines, diapers and living essentials to support the displaced families.

Please deposit your donations to Bank of Commerce – Fuente Account Number

005-20-008234-8 (Santo Niño de Cebu Agustinian Social Development Foundation Inc)


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Invitation for Sinulog Dancers for Fiesta 2019

Lift up your Hearts in Praise. Dance Sinulog. Invite your friends and family and share the attached schedule.

Note that the venue for all practices will be at the St Benedict’s Parish Hall down stairs.
Off-street parking after 5pm weekdays FREE and on Saturday, parking is free on Wilson carpark corner Alex Evans and St Benedict’s St after 12 noon.

Please check our facebook page for changes to the Schedule below.

Invitation to Join Sinulog NZ’s 2019 Festival Queen Competition

The Sinulog NZ Festival Queen competition is back for 2019 as Auckland celebrates its 25th year anniversary. Expect another vibrant and colourful grand Mardi Gras.

Want to experience a milestone event that will shape your spiritual life?

Register here:


Financial Accounts for year ended 31 March 2018 reviewed by SBA – Onehunga

Click on the link to view details of the Financial Accounts for year ended 31 March 2018 reviewed by SBA – Onehunga

Devotion Schedule


Venue: St. Benedicts Church, St. Benedicts St., Newton, Auckland

6:30pm Rosary followed by Novena to Senyor Sto Niño every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of the month

7:30pm Mass for Senyor Santo Niño every 3rd Friday of the month

Other devotions at St Benedict’s Church organized by the Sto Nino Devotees Group

1st Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (6:30pm Eucharistic Adoration & mass at 7:30pm with Anointing with Holy Oil)

Every Wednesdays, novena mass to Our Mother of Perpetual Help : Rosary at 6:45pm followed by Novena then mass at 7:30pm



This is a house to house weekly visitation of the Pilgrim Statues of Senyor Sto. Niño in designated homes organized by the Hermano and Hermana covering the different areas of Auckland.

The New Hermanos & Hermanas for 2018
Karl and Fritzie Lu Corro – to cover North & East Auckland
Joseph and Cherile Busico – to cover West & South Auckland

Sto Niño Devotions & House to House Pilgrim Statue Permanent Coordinators 

Milford area = Alex & Carmela Andales

Palmerston North = Wilfred & Rhea Villocido

Central Auckland = Roland & Chichi Abadingo

Eastern Auckland and Howick = Cherrie Lapaz

Inner-West Auckland = Boboy & Joy Caballero

Wider part of West Auckland = Alfred & Merced Belleza

Waiuku, Port Waikato & Bombay = Mrs Ging Neil & Family

Manurewa & Takanini = Lorna Gayatin & Family

CFC – Papakura & North Shore Families & Danaoaons – Lito & Mary ann Bitoon

Papakura & Pukekohe= Judith Hastings & Family

Glenfield, Totara Valley and Wider North Shore = Emerson & Bernadette Nufable

Albany = Cathy Tomaquin & Family

Howick, Flat Bush & Dannemora = Maves Fiel & Family

South Auckland = Yvette Esplaguera & Family

Invercargill – Maria Beth Batucan-Pilgrim & Family


Click on this link to find directions to St. Benedict’s Church, 1 St Benedicts Street, Newton 1010

Sinulog New Zealand 2018

Wherever the stage may be, Sinulog will always be a grand celebration of faith. This is Cebu’s shared passion and collective identity. A day filled with high spirits and serious reverence.

A Message of Thanks



Special thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to making the 10 days celebrations in honour of SENOR SANTO NINO a huge success.

Thank you to His Grace, Bishop Patrick Dunn, for celebrating our fiesta mass and his prayerful support in our undertakings.

Thank you Father Peter Tipene for allowing us to worship at St Patrick’s Cathedral for the 9 days novena-masses held Jan 12 – 20, 2018.

Thank you Fr Sherwin Lapaan who supported us each night of the novena and for being MC to Bishop Pat Dunn at the fiesta celebrations.

Thank you to all Cathedral staff who gave their assistance in many ways.

Thank you, Fr Gilbert Ramos and the support of the Auckland Catholic Filipino Chaplaincy.


Thank you to all Priests who celebrated mass each night of the novena. Thank you to everyone who served in the Mass, especially Pilgrim Sponsors – Community & Devotional groups, the beautiful Choirs, Ministers of the Word (Commentators & Readers), Ministers of Communion, Rosary & Novena leaders, those who brought Offertory gifts, the Altar servers headed by Moses Martinez with the support of Joy Caballero, Collectors (coordinated by Mary Ann Bitoon) and the Finance Team of Joyce, Belinda & Carmela. Thank you to the parking Warden, the Cathedral Custodian who did lock ups each night, to the Sacristan Myrna. Thank you to the Villamor Family, Paderanga Sisters and Mila Rigby for the flowers, the Belleza & Saldua Families for the continued supply of candles, to Rommel Jabla who oversaw the daily set up, to Christine Repizo who went out of her way to help look after the costumes. To Boboy Caballero, our dedicated photographer for the whole 9 days.

Thank you Door Greeters & Usherettes, candle lighters & Candle Distributors, Jean Colle for after mass clean up each night. Thank you Liturgical dancers, Sinulog cultural dancers, Mercy Catacutan who did a lot of coordination for dancers and thank you to the very gifted choreographers: Alyx Ty and Eloise Gantuangco.

To Chichi Abadingo, our Liturgy Coordinator who did an excellent job of sending out all invites & reminders to all community groups and coordinated different tasks during the mass, to Cherry Fernandez who organized our Ministers of Communion, to the couple Rommil & Cherry Fernandez, the over-all Fiesta mass coordinators, to Jess Inoncillo who did our decorations at the fiesta and our florists, Paula, Ging Neil & Judith Hastings, to Alex Andales who managed our  sounds & technical systems with Dexter Ycong & the Edwards NZ group, our family and those who prayed and worshipped with us during the 9 days of solemn mass and prayers including all the parishioners of the Cathedral of St Patrick’s & St Joseph.

Thank you to all the support from: Foundation North; Lion Foundation; Western Union and Cooperative Bank and their officers present.

Thank you Didi Virata and Philippine Airlines; Edith Carpenter and Planet Earth;  To Census Stats NZ who supported the Sinulog NZ Lantern Making Contest ; to Susan Gordola & TFC; to the USANA group.

Thank you to all benefactors, patrons, supporters and hundreds of volunteers, to my co-trustees and our  Sto Nino Area Coordinators as well as Hermanos & Hermanas who relentlessly promoted the Devotions to our beloved Senor Santo Nino thru the household visitations.  

A very special thanks to the Holy Cross Papatoetoe Choir who did a splendid job in the singing at the fiesta mass, to Edwin Mascarinas, the fiesta mass commentator, to Eva Ricacho who organized the readers and Carmen Shaw who assisted in the fiesta mass.

Thank you to Michael Martinez and his team of Security & Parking Volunteers.

Thank you Red Badge Security and the St John Ambulance Officer on site on fiesta day.

Special thanks to His Excellency Ambassador Jesus Domingo, Member of Parliament Melissa Lee, Atty Paulo Garcia, representatives from the Minister of Ethnic Communities for joining us at the fiesta celebrations.

Thank you to all Food Vendors who looked after our fiesta goers. To the team at North Shore Events Centre: Kevin, Mitch, Scott and the rest of the team.

Very Special Thanks to the Santo Nino Devotees who travelled from Hastings to join us for Sinulog in Auckland and showcasing your Sinulog Dance.

Very, very special thanks to Sto Nino Prayer Warriors who offered time to lift up all prayer requests and intentions.

There were more than a hundred volunteers and I may not be able to write your names down but we value your great contribution and heartily thank you for it.

My sincere apologies if there is anyone or any group that I may have missed on the list.

It is a blessing to have many people embrace and keep close to their heart the devotions to Senor Santo Nino.

We all have our needs. Let us avail of the continued prayers of our Prayer Warriors by emailing us on santonino@xtra.conz or register it in our website

We have many things to thank God for. Let us offer these in our monthly novena-masses every 3rd Friday of the month 7pm at St Benedict’s church, #1 St Benedict Street, Newton, Auckland. Please join us.


Let this be our prayer:

Oh Senor Santo Nino, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in all the blessings you have bestowed on us. In Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing in our devotions to you and in all our undertakings throughout the year.


Oscar and Miriam Batucan

In behalf of the NZ-Filipino Sto Nino Devotees and Board of Trustees

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A Message from 2017 Sinulog NZ Queen Grand Winner – Kimberly Tabar

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Sinulog NZ 2018 Message from Ambassador Jesus ‘Gary’ Domingo

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Mother’s Day Prayer

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Lantern Making Contest 2018 Registration Page

Bring Paskong Filipino to Auckland. Join the Lantern Making Contest 2018 by registering.   Use link below to get into the Registration page. Please register via link:

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