VIVA SENOR SANTO NINO!!! PIT SENOR!!!
A HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL
Words are not enough to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all the support we have received in our devotions to Senor Santo Nino.
I wish to thank first of all our Bishop, His Grace Bishop Patrick Dunn, for celebrating our fiesta mass and all his prayerful support in our undertakings.
Thank you to all Priests who celebrated mass each night of the novena, to all Devotional groups, Community Choir, Ministers of the Word, Ministers of Communion, Rosary & Novena leaders, those who offered gifts, our altar servers, collectors, Tom our parking warden, those who provided candles and our candle lighters, those who did clean up after mass each night, our Liturgical dancers & choreographer, the Welcomers, Commentators, to Chichi Abadingo for sending out all invites to all the groups and coordinated different task during the mass, to Cherry Fernandez who prepared our song sheets each night, our family and those who prayed and worshipped with us during the 9 days of solemn mass and prayers.
It is a blessing to have many people embrace and keep close to their heart the devotions to Senor Santo Nino.
A Very Special thanks to each and every one who worked hard to make our Fiesta celebration another huge success. To all our financial Donors and Benefactors, our Santo Nino prayer warriors and everyone who offered prayers.
To everyone who joined in the procession, to Dr Allen Villamor & Annie Paderanga for leading the prayers, to the Saldua, Belleza and Taghoy families for the abundant supply of candles, To Izeck & Ina and Jeane Colle for providing music support during the novena, to Jess Enoncillo who designed our altar and hall decorations, Ging Neil and Judith Hastings, Paula and Kim who assisted in flower arrangements, to Shanelle who made our balloon pillars assisted by Gretta, to Alex & Carmela who arranged the Hall, to Dexter Ycong for his sounds & music service and Paula who helped in the decorations all day on Saturday, to the guys at North Shore Events.
Special thanks also goes to Fr Larry Rustia who sacrificed his time all thru the 9-days to guide us and assist us in every way he can. To ALL concelebrating priests during the Fiesta celebration, to Hon Sam Lotu Iiga for gracing our celebration by his presence, to Dr Parmeet Palmar, Consul General Atty Paulo Garcia & his wife Malu, to Sister Alice Hardiman, to all Ministers of Communion, Aljane Estrada our commentator, to Ado Flores our reader, to the children who read the Prayers of the faithful, altar servers, Fiesta Liturgical dancers & Eloise Gantuangco, offerors, collectors, Security Team – Parking Wardens headed by Michael Martinez, to all our vendors, to Norman and his van hireage.
To our 2015 Sinulog Festival Queen Chloe Edds and her court.
To the 2016 Festival Queens Dimple Espenido, Vea Estoconing & Zhyryll Parado and their families and those who gave support. To our Team of judges and to the very versatile & capable EMCEE Ferdinand Esclamado.
To ALL cultural dancers and support crew in our cultural productions, To Alyx Ty for all choreography and to the hardworking Cultural Team Coordinator, Diane Edmonds.
To Nico & Steve Hidalgo and to Xyrene’s hip-hop group, to Mark Singson who sang the national anthem of NZ and the Philippines and his song during the programme, to Fr Elrick Jorquia who also sang during the program.
To the Sinulog NZ Drumline team of drummers, Sinulog Santa Parade 2015 dancers and choreographer Alyx Ty.
To our corporate partners: Cooperative Bank and Western Union
Our grant companies: Auckland Council, Lion Foundation, Devonport – Takapuna Local Board, Four Winds Foundation
Our sponsors: SMDC, Philippine Air Lines , The Filipino Chanel
The list can go on and on. My sincere apologies if there is anyone I may have inadvertently missed. Thank you once again.
Let this be our prayer:
Oh Senor Santo Nino, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks. In Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing in our devotions to you and in all our undertakings throughout the year.
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, TO THE SON AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Oscar and Miriam
In behalf of the NZ-Filipino Sto Nino Devotees and Board of Trustees