500 Years Celebration

Given the significance of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the image of Santo Niño in Cebu, the devotees in New Zealand will launch quincentennial celebrations from January 2022. Keep an eye on this space for upcoming updates on plans.

Sinulog 2021

Pit Senyor Matag Adlaw

Pray the Rosary

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, initiated the worldwide prayer of the Holy Rosary. The NZ Filipino Devotees of Senor Santo Nino invite all devotees to continue to pray the Holy Rosary everyday at anytime of the day. May we also invite you to pray the Perpetual Novena to Senor Santo Nino. Pray the Holy Rosary […]

Kiwi-Filipinos now Papal Knight and Dame

by Rowena Orejana The Kiwi-Filipino couple who first brought the devotion to the Santo Niño to Auckland 26 years ago have been made a knight and a dame of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr. Oscar and Miriam Batucan, founder and organisers of the NZ Filipino Devotees of the Senyor Sto. […]

In Praise of the Bayanihan Spirit

https://www.filipinonews.nz/featured/in-praise-of-the-bayanihan-spirit/ Sto Nino Devotees: “We are fortunate to have received funding from foundation North.” By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND – The first celebration of the Sinulog Festival in Auckland was held on the third Sunday of January in 1994 at the Mt. Roskill War Memorial Hall with around 200 people in attendance. Over the years this […]

Filipino Heroes – Faith Community Leaders