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

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.

Suggested Date Sunday November 30 at Cornwall Park from 1pm to 4-5pm.

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

Kindly keep this date open.

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

P.S. We will invite other groups who have always been supporting us.

 

 

 

Click on the link below to see more details

STO NINO YOUTH & FAMILY EVENT – CHRISTMAS PICNIC 2014

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)

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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Installation & Blessing of the Chapel for Senyor Sto Niño (Gratitude List)

VIVA SENOR SANTO NINO!!! PIT SENOR!!!

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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 thank my beloved family: Mary Anne, Kristoffer

(Kit), Oscar Jr, AJ, Michael and Vincent , Thea, Tania, Bubbles and Peter. I look

back to the twenty years that our whole family came together, rain or shine, to

help out in the 9-days novena-masses and fiesta celebrations for Senor Santo

Nino until the wee hours of the morning (3 AM at the latest) and have a very

short sleep of another 3 hours (the most) and get working again at 6AM for the

big fiesta celebrations which took all day until clearing up at 6pm.

Dad and I Thank you for supporting us all the way in our commitment to serve

God thru devotions to Senor Santo Nino and the Blessed Mother Mary. Thank

you for sharing our faith with us. We acknowledge the hard work that everyone

in the family has done and we admire you for your very caring and loving attitude.

We thank Senor Santo Nino for bringing the whole family to New Zealand and for

making us instruments to help spread devotions to Him in this foreign land.

I thank all the other people who put their trust in me & your Dad and our family

and who have helped us in this big endeavor from the start in 1994, the original

Sinulog Ladies: Alice Smith (the one who started it earlier than 1994 and who is

now back to our Creator), Mila Rigby, Gloria Noblejas, Prescy Suerto, Mary Ann

Lovelock, Ohwa Cook, Vicky Van Uden, Allen Villamor, Joy Caballero and Mila

to Sto Nino in New Zealand. Time sometimes dictates different lifestyle for

different people. We thank these ladies for committing their time for 10 solid

years.

The task of promoting devotions to Senor Santo Nino continues up to the present

moment (now on its 20th year) with the commitment of the next set of devotees

now known as NZ-FILIPINO SANTO NINO DEVOTEES.

We thank all the Trustees, Area Coordinators, Hermanos-Hermanas, our Bishop

Patrick Dunn, our Filipino priests (especially Father Ruben Elago who had guided

us for 12 years), ALL our Devotees, Working Committee members, ALL our

Benefactors, Donors and Sponsors who have made each and every annual

celebrations (a solid 10 days celebration from the 9-days novena-masses to the

big Fiesta celebration) a great success and a very memorable one. Kindly visit our

website, www.santo-nino.org, to see who these wonderful and very special

people are.

As the devotions grew from strength to strength, we got requests from a large

number of devotees to set up a place where they can visit and pay homage to

Senor Santo Nino any time, any day of the week. This was a very challenging task

and indeed, Senor Santo Nino has heard our prayers and has made possible the

Installation of the Chapel of Senor Santo Nino at St Benedict’s Church, #1 St

Benedict’s Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand. The church is open every day.

We thank everyone who joined us for this joyous occasion. There are so many

people to thank for and it will take whole book to list down all their names but

God knows who they are.

However, there are some people whom we would like to acknowledge for

making this event possible and help made this event a historic one:

Bishop Patrick Dunn DD (for his spiritual guidance)

Monsignor Paul Farmer (Parish Priest of St Benedict’s – for giving approval to

build the chapel in St Benedict’s & Blessing the chapel)

Parishioners of St Benedict’s Church and St Patrick’s Cathedral (for their support

and prayers)

MSGR Bernard Keily (Administrator of St Patrick’s Cathedral & Parish Priest of St

Peter’s Church, Waiheke)

MSGR David Tonks (Parish Priest for St John the Baptist, Parnell)

Father Larry Rustia (Assistant Priest at St Patrick’s Cathedral – for celebrating the

Mass of Thanksgiving and for his continued support)

The priests who concelebrated at the Mass of Thanksgiving: Father Gilbert Ramos,

Father Rodney Smythe, Father Joseph Parkinson, MSGR Paul Farmer

Philippine Honorary Consul General Paulo Garcia (for his attendance)

Mr Lito Banal, President of NZ Philippines Business Council, for his attendance

Catherine Van Veen (St Benedict’s Parish Secretary)

Rebecca Knibbs (Parish secretary, St Patrick’s Cathedral)

Joseph Folau (St Benedict’s Custodian)

Sto Nino Liturgical Dancers (especially Eloise Gantuangco for the choreography

and Diane G Edmonds for coordinating the dancer-volunteers)

Divine Mercy- Queen of Peace Choir

Readers, Commentators (especially Aljane Estrada & Ferdie Esclamado) and

Ministers of the Eucharist; Offerors; Collectors

Alex & Carmela Andales for providing the sounds and Kriez & Tetet Cuevas for

assisting

Very special thanks to Jess Enoncillo who made the layout and design for the

chapel and the Enoncillo Family who did a lot of handwork to its completion.

We thank France Martirez for the curtain making.

Very special thanks to Chichi Abadingo, Sto Nino Website and Facebook

Administrator and to Cherry-Thelmo Fernandez for our Media Communications

and Press Releases.

Reflections:

Beyond history, Filipino and Hispanic Catholics continue to nurture a rich cultural

folk devotion to the “Nino Jesus” (the tern used by Latin Americans) or the “Sto

Nino” (the devotional title preferred by Filipinos) because they testify that the

devotion to the Child Jesus is a powerful channel to obtain various material

favours from the heavens. Among Filipinos, the folk devotion has been

embellished with various local festivities of merrymaking and street dancing.

The Vatican has recognized this uniqueness of devotion among the Filipinos such

that it has issued an indult (a permission, or privilege, granted by the church

authority – the Holy See for an exception from a particular norm of church law in

an individual case) allowing the Filipino Church to celebrate the third Sunday of

January as a liturgical feast for the “Sto Nino”.

In the “Sto Nino” we have the image of fullness and majesty of God who wants to

enter into a real and personal relationship with us. Hence in Jesus, God decided

to make Himself visible as an appealing child to draw us to Himself.

Closer to God through the devotion to the mysteries of Jesus’ Infancy, we are

called to be like God who is a lover of peace, a father of life, and an advocate of

justice.

Keeping our goal in mind:

With the devotions to Sto Nino in our hearts, we ponder on what we

can do to the small people, the nobodies, those who are easily put

aside in our midst.

This is drive that moves our Devotions to Senor Santo Nino in New

Zealand.

Our devotions continue:

We hold Rosary and Novena prayers to Senor Santo Nino every Friday at

6:30pm with Mass on a 3rd Friday here at St Benedict’s church.

Our 9-days novena in 2015 will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral from Jan 9

– Jan 17, 2015 with the fiesta mass on January 18, 2015.

We have an ongoing daily prayer crusade where you can make prayer

requests.

We hold quarterly community events, held between May/June; September;

November/December = at least three times a year with a focus on the

young people and families.

If you require details of all activities, please visit our website www.santo-
nino.org.

Our next project is to build a Pilgrim Centre for Senor Santo Nino. We

need your continued support and prayers.

Lastly, we thank you all for your strong faith and devotion to Senor Santo

Nino.

We thank Boboy and Joy Caballero & Family for gifting us with the big

ad beautiful image of Sto Nino. The original statue gifted by Alice

Smith is being preserved and is in good hands.

May Senor Santo Nino bless and protects us always.

Oscar and Miriam Batucan

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