It’s Christmas Picnic Time

To everyone who have worked so hard to make all our activities, novena-masses and events for Senyor Santo Nino so blessed by God and by your presence, we would like to celebrate.

A Good way to celebrate our working together is to have fun together.

This time we want to hold our Youth & Family Event in an open space where everyone, the “Young”, the “Not so Young” and the “Young Once” can really enjoy and have a very relaxing time in open air, with some cool breeze and watch the kids have fun.

Sunday November 30 at Cornwall Park from 1pm to 4-5pm.Please bring a plate to share. Also bring a 10$ worth of gift for Gift Exchange.

We believe this would be a good time for all as everyone can get really busy as soon as December draws in?

We need volunteers to get the day rolling with lots of surprises and fun. You don’t have to be an expert,

But you will have lots of humour and can create so much fun.

We’ll have lots of prizes on the run.

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Potato Sack Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of Fun, Food and Games

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Relaxation for adults

God bless us all.

Tito Oscar and Tita Miriam

 

 

 

 

Click on the link below to see more details

STO NINO YOUTH & FAMILY EVENT – CHRISTMAS PICNIC 2014

Meet our 2015 Sinulog Festival Queen Candidates

Now that entries for the 2015 Sinulog Festival Queen have closed, we are excited to announce that this year we have seven entrants. We are proud to introduce our fabulous entrants and wish them luck in their fund raising efforts leading up to the fiesta weekend.

 

2015 Sinulog Festival Queen Entrant – Althea Daculan

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Mabuhay!   My name is Althea Daculan. 15 years ago, I moved here from Cebu at a young age of 7 years old. At that age, I had a lack of understanding and had little memories from my childhood in my hometown, however, thanks to my Family, the Filipino community and events, I’ve come to love the culture and heritage that I come from, and no matter what age, it’s a priceless experience and treasured memory to hold for a long time.

I’ve attended Sinulog events since the event was held back in Mangere, and had only started participating in Sinulog since 2011, and since then, I have never missed a year. Sinulog has helped me grow my appreciation for a beautiful and religious culture, also be thankful to Senior Santo Niño for the many blessings he has given my Family and I, as well as meeting such amazing people along the way, and altogether, helped me grow into the person I am today.
2014 had been a big year me and my family, despite the ups and downs, we continued to pray and keep our faith strong. I wanted to show my thanks to Senior Santo Niño by not only praying and dancing for him, but pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying something new like the experience of being a Sinulog Festival Queen. I wanted to thank him for helping me through the three years of University, for letting me graduate, for landing a job to help support my family, for giving everyone great health and happiness. I also did this to make my Family proud and be recognised on their behalf.

I am a Graphic Designer, and my hobbies include doodling, dancing (kpop) with my cousins, spending time with my friends and family, karaoke, food, travel and learning new things. God Bless you all. Viva Pit Senyor!

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2015 Sinulog Festival Queen Entrant – CHLOE EDDS

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2015 Sinulog Festival Queen Entrant – J-AN CANLAS

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2015 Sinulog Festival Queen Entrant – JOHNA MAE NAZARENO

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Hi. My name is Johna Mae Nazareno. I grew up on the beautiful island of Cebu in the Philippines. I love Cebu for its warm tropical weather, beautiful beaches, wonderful friendly people and delicious  mouth watering mangoes! I have a fun-loving, romantic personality and adventurous outlook on life. Traveling is one of my favourite goals and I have been lucky enough to visit a few countries already outside the Philippines. My ultimate holiday destination is the romantic city of Paris. I would describe myself as having traditional values, with a compassionate, respectful, and caring attitude towards others. My interests include fashion and looking trendy, beauty, modelling and photography, including selfies! I love cooking and Filipino food, the spicier, the better!! I enjoy singing to myself but I am definitely not a candidate for the next NZ X factor!! I have a young beautiful daughter who means everything to me and her life is my life. I have been in New Zealand for three wonderful years with my partner who is a doctor, which is great for getting free medical advice!!! I love the Kiwi lifestyle, as well as meeting other Filipinos here and sharing stories and experiences with them. I am nervous, but also so excited at the opportunity to be involved in the Auckland Sinulog Festival Queen. As I am quite a shy person I hope to be able to improve my confidence as well as support and showcase the culture and traditions of the Philippines here in beautiful Auckland New Zealand.

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watch this space for more photos…

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for Festival Queens 2015

To ALL our Beautiful and Adorable Candidates for the Sinulog Festival Queen 2015 competition:

First of all, on behalf of the NZ-Filipino Devotees of Santo Nino group, I would like to thank you for your commitment to support the upcoming fiesta of Senor Santo Nino on Jan 18, 2015 and some major events in 2015.

The project on the Sinulog Festival Queen Competition is geared towards bringing together our young people and give them the opportunity to showcase their gifts and talents, meet new friends and create camaraderie amongst them.

In 2015, we will also run, for the first time, the WEAR MY DESIGN completion. This will give a chance to our gifted designers to showcase their talents.  Their design will be modelled by the candidates themselves.

We thank you and appreciate your support.

God bless

Tito Oscar and Tita Miriam

Just some notices:

1st: Kindly be guided by the following schedules (this is compulsory as advised to you at sign up):

Nov 22 (Saturday) from 10 am to 1pm at Wynyard Quarter– Photo shoot (Candidates need to bring two sets of outfit: one cocktail dress and the other a long gown)

Nov 23 (Sunday) from 10am to 1pm at Wynyard Quarter – Video taking (Candidates to wear smart casual clothes. Please come in summer wear (preferably colourful). Joey will be asking the contestants to dance and show their personalities and fun side)

 

We encourage all candidates to choose clothes that reflect modest Christian standards with ‘decency and propriety’.

 

Click the links below for the 2014 photo shoot and video so you will have an idea of how the photo shoot and video take were done.

http://santonino-nz.org/the-sinulog-nz-2104-festival-queen-group-photos/

http://santonino-nz.org/sinulog-nz-festival-queen-2014/

 

2nd: Kindly email me or Chichi (@konsuy@gmail.com) your photos for initial posting on FB and the website

3rd: Enclosed is a list of your co-candidates so you can share your thoughts with them and at least know each other before your photoshoot.

Candidate Facebook Designer
1.     Xyrene Cope Xyrene Cope TBA
2.     Chloe Edds Chloe Edds TBA
3.     Althea Daculan Althea Daculan Jasmine
4.     J’ Ann Canlas J-an Canlas TBA
5.     Johna Mae Nazareno
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6.     Rhonne Maegan Perdido Dennis Sayat
7.     Metzil Bermudez Ginno Gomez

 

Canvassing of votes schedule:

1st Counting: Dec 31

2nd Counting: Jan 7

3rd Counting: Jan 16

4th: Facebook voting (runs closer to fiesta day – TO BE ADVISED)

 

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to call me or text me so I can call you.

 

Tita Miriam 027 4875 428

Tito Oscar 027 570 1139

Sinulog 2015 Dance Schedule

To the Cultural Production Team and Prospective Sinulog Dancers:

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Many have witnessed to the immense blessings they have received by offering their time, talent and gifts to Sto Nino thru their dance offering and most of all their prayers. God’s grace abounds in our prayers and praises which, in this instance, we offer thru our dances.

Let us come together once again to give glory to God thru our devotions to Senyor Santo Nino.

Most of all, let us pray for one another and for all our upcoming activities.

Pit Senyor!!!!!!!!!!

 

Love and prayers

Tito Oscar and Tita Miriam

 

General Information (Dates & times are officially booked):

 

SINULOG DANCE TEAMS COORDINATOR\s & Choreographer Practice Venue & Time
  1. Central (for Cultural & Liturgical)
Diane Gantuangco-Edmonds Chichi Abadingo (Sto Nino Facebook postings) 

Choreographer – Liturgical Dance (to be performed Day 1 of 9-days Novena-mass to be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral & Fiesta at North Shore Events Centre): Eloise Gantuangco

 

Choreographer – Cultural Dance: Alyx Ty

St Benedict’s crypt: Liturgical 6:30 – 7:30pm 

Cultural 7:45 – 9:00pm

  1. West (particularly KBNZ)
Diane, kindly request the Chairman Rosendo to assign a Coordinator Choreographer: Alyx Ty (an assistant may be requested by Alyx) Saturday venues can accommodate two groups 1st Group: 12:30pm – 2:30pm 

2nd group: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

 

(Refer days & hours already booked as per the  list below).

  1. Mt Wellington\ Ellerslie\ Papakura groups
Coordinator: Aljane to assign in her absence Contact for Papakura are Althea Daculan and Lorna Mae. 

Choreographer: Alyx Ty

To be advised by Aljane
  1. North Shore c\o Nida Gray and Bebeth Cutten
Coordinator: Nida Gray has confirmed that Bebeth can coordinate. Choregrapher: Alyx Ty Venue to be advised by Nida Gray or Bebeth (suggest we do a block booking)
  1. STILL WAITING FOR:
   
EAST GROUP (Howick, Pakuranga, Sancta Maria, Dannemora areas) Coordinator Note: Jam Parado (Mel Libre’s daughter)  has signified she may be able to help or assist the choreographer during follow up practices as soon as choreography has been set.Choreographer: Alyx Ty Can use the half of the Saturday schedule.
     

 

Note: Liturgical dance practices start this Tuesday Oct 21 at 6:30 pm.

 

PRACTICE VENUES OUTSIDE ST BENEDICT’S CRYPT (Available for West\KBNZ and East Group & extra practices for Central or Mt Wgtn\Ellerslie & Papakura groups if required
Date Venue Start time End Time
Saturday Nov 1 – confirmed Grey Lynn Library Hall 12:30pm 4:30pm
Saturday Nov 15confirmed Ferndale House – Main Room 12:30pm 4:30pm
Saturday Nov 22confirmed Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall 12:30pm 4:30pm
Saturday Nov 29 – confirmed Grey Lynn Library Hall 12:30pm 4:30pm
Saturday Dec 6 – confirmed Grey Lynn Library Hall 12:30pm 4:30pm
Saturday Dec 27- confirmed Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall 12:30pm 4:30pm
EXTRA Practices may be requested and  announced later
Saturday Jan 10 – tentative Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall 12:30pm 4:30pm

Search for Sinulog Festival Queen 2015

The Search for Sinulog Festival Queen 2015 is on. This is open to all ladies of distinction from 16 to 25 years old and of good moral character. For details, please email santonino@xtra.co.nz

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Sinulog Festival Wear my Design 2015 Contest

Wear my Design 2015 is the first ever 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 santonino@xtra.co.nz or get in touch with France Martirez

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Sinulog 2015 Art Contest for 13-18 year olds

 

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The “One Beat, One Dance, One Vision” Sinulog Art Contest is now open to interested artists 13 to 18 years old.

Participants should create a poster following the theme of the contest. You are free to use any medium in making the poster. The poster should be placed on 15″x20″ sized illustration board. Slogan may be written in English or Filipino.
All artworks will be numbered. No signatures, names or other identifying marks should appear at either side of the material of the entry.
Sinulog NZ has the right to use any or all of the design in displays and for the publication of any of its information materials such as brochures, leaflets, poster, etc. The name of the participant shall be duly acknowledged.
All designs shall be considered as property of Sinulog NZ.

Entries should be submitted on or before Monday, 5th of January 2015 12:00 noon
Posters will be displayed at the St Patrick’s Cathedral during the 9 days Novena Mass.

Criteria for Judging:
* Theme/Concept (Originality) — 30%
* Relevance — 30%
* Overall Visual Impact — 40%

Prizes will be announced later. Online voting will be announced closer to the date. For more information, email santonino@xtra.co.nz.

 

 

Sinulog 2015 Art Contest for 7 to 12 year olds

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The very first Sinulog Art Contest is now open to young artists from 7 to 12 years old.

Participants should create a poster that answers the question: “What does Sinulog mean to you?” You are free to use any medium in making the poster. The poster should be placed on 15″x20″ sized illustration board. Slogan may be written in English or Filipino.
All artworks will be numbered. No signatures, names or other identifying marks should appear at either side of the material of the entry.
Sinulog NZ has the right to use any or all of the design in displays and for the publication of any of its information materials such as brochures, leaflets, poster, etc. The name of the participant shall be duly acknowledged.
All designs shall be considered as property of Sinulog NZ.
Entries should be submitted on or before Monday, 5th of January 2015 12:00 noon
Posters will be displayed at the St Patrick’s Cathedral during the 9 days Novena Mass.

Criteria for Judging:
* Theme/Concept (Originality) — 30%
* Relevance — 30%
* Overall Visual Impact — 40%

Prizes will be announced later. Online voting will be announced closer to the date. For more information, email santonino@xtra.co.nz.

Sinulog 2015 Festival of Dances (Participants required)

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NZ Sinulog 2015’s Theme is Festival of Dances. For those interested to participate in the presentation, please contact the organizers through santonino@xtra.co.nz or Diane Edmonds

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VIVA SENOR SANTO NINO!!! PIT SENOR!!! July 18, 2014 was a historic event, another milestone, in our devotions to Senor Santo Nino in New Zealand – the Installation and Blessing of a Chapel for Senor Santo Nino and Mass of Thanksgiving at St Benedict’s Church, Auckland, New Zealand First and foremost, I would like to […]

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Sinulog Dance for Senyor Sto Niño during the Installation at St. Benedicts Church

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Invitation to the Installation & Blessing of the Chapel for Senyor Sto Niño

Inviting you all to join us for the Installation and Blessing of the Chapel of Senor Santo Nino (Holy Infant Jesus) on Friday, the 18th of July 2014. This will be at the St. Benedict’s Church. Mass starts at 7:30 pm. Parking will be free at Wilson’s car park on the corner of Alex Evans […]

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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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Sto Nino Group Supports Community Initiatives

DISCIPLESHIP SEMINAR INTRODUCTION and INVITATION

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