Sinulog NZ 2017


Sinulog Festival Queen 2017


Ignacio de Loyola Movie

Ignacio de Loyola made its way to Auckland, New Zealand!
Primarily shot in Spain, with post-production done in the Philippines

A must-see!

29 October (Saturday), 2:30PM – Hoyts Sylvia Park

30 October (Sunday), 2:30PM – Hoyts Wairau Park

Part of ticket proceeds raised will go towards the current St. Benedict’s painting renovation.



Tickets are pre-selling at 20.00 NZD. For tickets, email

Sinulog NZ Festival Queen 2017

The most awaited and most colourful celebration of the Filipinos in New Zealand is the Sinulog, which will be held on the 15th of January 2017, Sunday, at the North Shore Events Centre.

A highlight of the Sinulog in New Zealand festival will be the selection and crowning of the Festival Queen. This is open to all ladies of distinction from 16 to 25 years old and of good moral character.

For details, please email




Sinulog 2017 Information Evening


Greetings of love and peace to all our fellow Senyor Sto Niño devotees!
Christmas is less than 3 months away; thisalso means the Sinulog festivities is around the corner.
The Sinulog NZ Cultural Committee would like to invite you to 2 information sessions to open up discussions.

Both sessions will take place at St Benedict’s Crypt:
6th October (Thurs) – 7pm
8th October (Sat) – 1pm

Topics to cover include practice dates/times, flow of the festivities, Sinulog Queen, Sinulog Drumline, etc.

Keen to know more? Please come along, we would love to see you.
Thank you and have a blessed weekend


Financial Accounts for year ended 31 March 2016 reviewed by SBA – Onehunga

Click on the link to view details of the Financial Accounts for year ended 31 March 2016 reviewed by SBA – Onehunga


Prayer Crusaders

The Senyor Sto Niño Prayer Crusaders would like to invite volunteer families. Throughout the prayer crusade, we have witnessed healing of the sick and answered petitions through heart-felt worship. The real miracle is that Sto Niño has made a way for us to communicate love for others through means of prayer. Let us know which day of the month you would like to volunteer your prayers for. Let us build this community of faith, one family at a time.

Send your interest to Oscar & Miriam 027 570 1139 (email: )


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 2016
Rufino and Bernalyn Ganzan – to cover North & West Auckland
Christopher and Janice Cruz – 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

2016 Sinulog NZ E-book

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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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Life in the Spirit Seminar Invitation


To ALL ardent devotees of Senor Santo Nino, If you have not been to a Life in the Spirit, come and learn about. If you have been to one, come, be refreshed and learn more about it. I promise you that you will never regret setting aside the weekend. We have invited a team of […]

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Sto Nino Devotees Community Outreach


You are invited to a Lenten Retreat on the 11th of March 2016 at St Benedict’s  Church as part of our preparation for Holy Week. Our retreat moderator (retreat master) is Fr Anghel Peralta Jr. Please find more details on the attached flyer.

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Dance Workshop


As part of our fitness programme for 2016, we will start dance workshops for the Sinulog dance group. We need at least 25 participants (no age limit or gender preference) who will be committed to weekly dance workshops. Dance practices will be every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm. Feel free to invite family and friends […]

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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 […]

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Sinulog 2016 Raffle Draw Winners


Congratulations Delia Espenido (2nd prize winner of the Sinulog 2016 Raffle draw) for winning a Round Trip Ticket for 2 to Queenstown. Delia Espenido receiving her prize from Oscar & Miriam Batucan. Pit Senyor!     Congratulations to Ryan Penaflor (3rd prize winner of the Sinulog 2016 Raffle draw) for winning a basket of grocery items. […]

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Sinulog Festival 2016 Winners


Congratulations ! Sinulog NZ 2016 Festival Queen Sinulog NZ 2016 Festival Queen  – Rholiedhel ‘Dimple’ Espenido 1st Runner Up – Vea Claire Diola Estoconing 2nd Runner Up  – Zhyryll Krystynn Parado Miss Popularity – Zhyryll Krystynn Parado     Wear my Design Contest Winners 1st Place – Ginno Gomez (for Vea Claire Estoconing) 2nd Place – Ryan Jude Espenido with Frances […]

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