Sinulog 2016


Simbang Gabi 2015

Blessings of love and peace to everyone in our faith journey.

God is so good. He provides every opportunity for us to offer our thanksgiving to Him in every Holy Mass we attend.

For us Pinoys, the Misa de Gallo or Simbang Gabi is one of the opportunities to thank God for His bountiful blessings and a wonderful year, a tradition that is very close to our heart.

For Auckland city or Auckland CBD residents, the Simbang Gabi tradition that we ALL long to have is now just at our doorstep.

St Patrick’s Cathedral is offering Simbang Gabi at 7:30pm each evening from December 15 to 23, 7:00pm on Dec 20.

Parking at Wilson carpark is $2.00 after 6:30pm from Dec 15 to Dec 23, 2015.

Our celebrations for Christmas continues on to our forthcoming 9-days novena-masses to Sto Nino from Jan 8 – Jan 16, 2016 also at St Patrick’s Cathedral and Jan 17, 2016 fiesta celebrations at the North Shore Events Centre.

Hope to see you all city dwellers and those who cannot make it in the early morning masses.

Please check out the flyer for more information.

God bless us all,

Tito Oscar and Tita Miriam
P.S. For more information, please contact:

Fr. Larry Rustia
Assistant Priest Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Auckland
43 Wyndham St. Auckland City 1010
Ph: 09-300 4509


simbang gabi

Santa Parade Practice Schedule and Venue




1)22 November 2015 (SUNDAY)  Western Springs LAKESIDE Park, 731 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. Booked from 1:00 pm to 4 pm.

Please bring lots of water and sun block or something to cover you up. Costumes will be allocated. This will be our last practice before the big day. Please pray for good weather and good health for all.

*use Motions Road street parking if parking at the Zoo is used up

2) Booked date: 28th November 2015 Booked time: 12:00 – 16:00

Venue: Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall Venue address: Mount Albert, Auckland 1025
Capacity: 130
Kindly encourage everyone to be present.

Thank you all so much for your great commitment.

PIT SENYOR!!!! He is looking down with love an all his faithful ones.

God bless,

Tito Oscar and Tita Miriam

2015 Farmer’s Santa Parade Invitation

For the first time ever, the NZ-Filipino Devotees of Senyor Sto. Niῆo has committed to participate in the 2015 Santa Parade (in Auckland)!
We would like to extend a heartfelt invitation to all the fellow devotees (and your family and friends) to represent us in the 2015 Farmer’s Santa Parade (pre-parade).
The event will take place on the 29th November 2015 (with rain date on the 6th Dec 2015).
We would love to have around 50 participants (the more, the merrier): people from all ages and background. I am calling all the NZ Sinulog Queens to support this event, please mark this in your diary!

Please register your interest to be a participant by clicking on the link : 2015 Santa Parade Registration



Search for Sinulog Festival Queen 2016

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Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 Registration


Sinulog Festival Wear my Design 2016 Contest

Wear my Design 2016 is now on its 2nd year for the Sinulog Festival Gown Design Contest. If you are a fashion designer ready to unleash your creative magic on our Sinulog Festival Queens, this contest is for you.
To join, email or get in touch with either of the following:

Oscar 027 570 1139; Miriam 027 487 5428; Diane 021 336 763; Chichi 027 776 6774



Bishop Pat Dunn is Main Celebrant for Sto Niño Fiesta 17 Jan 2016



Click on the link to view Bishop Pat’s letter



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 2015
Mel and Divina Libre – to cover North & West Auckland
Dan and Edith Intalan – to cover East & 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

Novena to Senyor Sto Niño

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Monthly Community Event – Evening Schedule

First Friday every month – Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 6:30pm – Eucharistic Adoration 7:30pm – Mass in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 8:30pm – Networking & consultation among migrants Venue: St Benedict’s church   Wednesday every week – Devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help 6:45pm – Rosary followed by […]

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Financial Accounts for year ended 31 March 2015 reviewed by SBA – Onehunga

Click on the link to view details Financial Accounts for year ended 31 March 2015 reviewed by SBA – Onehunga

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Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015

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Congratulations to our very own Oscar Pioquinto Batucan and Miriam Alvez Batucan for receiving the Queen’s Service Medal 2015. Mrs Miriam Alvez Batucan, Auckland, for services to the Filipino community. Mr Oscar Pioquinto Batucan, JP, Auckland, for services to the Filipino community. *** Message from Auckland COUNCIL OF PRIESTS (Catholic Diocese of Auckland) *** Message from […]

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LOBOC Children’s Choir Concert

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The NZ-Filipino Santo Nino Devotees supports the LOBOC Children’s Choir concert here in New Zealand.   The LOBOC  Gala is a great opportunity to showcase the culture of song and charitable hearts that Filipinos and the Philippines must be known for.   Tickets are available directly from Ticketmaster. As a solution for Filipinos who might […]

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Migrant Mums & Women


  There will be limited seats, so pre-registration required. Kindly book ASAP online at

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VIVA SENOR SANTO NINO!!! PIT SENOR!!! Another huge blessing from God, another celebration greatly blessed by Senor Santo Niño thru everyone He has sent to support the devotions in every way. For 21 Years now here in Auckland, New Zealand, the church has witnessed the immense growth of devotions to Senor Santo Nino (Holy Child […]

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SINULOG 2015 Raffle Draw Winners

Congratulations to the SINULOG 2015 RAFFLE WINNERS 1ST PRIZE Round trip ticket for two to Gold Coast Ticket # 0222 Venz Bobis 2nd Prize Round trip ticket for two to Queenstown Ticket # 2761 Kathy Gomez 3rd Prize Microwave Oven Ticket # 3014 Erlinda Lago 4th Prize Camera Ticket # 1276 Francisco Toreja 5th Prize […]

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Sinulog Festival 2015 Winners

Congratulations ! Sinulog NZ 2015 Festival Queen Sinulog NZ 2015 Festival Queen  – Chloe Edds 1st Runner Up – Althea Daculan 2nd Runner Up and Miss Friendship – Xyrene Cope Miss Popularity and Miss Love – Metzil Bermudez Miss Faith – Johna Mae Nazareno Miss Photogenic and Miss Hope – Maegan Perdido   Wear my Design Contest Winners 1st Place […]

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