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Let Us Reflect for Nine Dawns

Updated: Dec 22, 2022



Misa de Gallo, or famously called Simbang Gabi or Christmas Novena, will start on the 16th December (Friday) to 24th December (Saturday), all days starting at 5:00am. This will be the first time that the Parish of St Benedict's in Newton will have this celebration.


Join us, as we prepare the way and ourselves for the commemoration of the coming of the Lord!


For Scheduled Choir groups, please see below the PowerPoint templates to be used for projecting to the screens.


On the weekends of Christmas and New Year, there will be other scheduled mases at St Benedict's Parish below.

  • 24th December (Saturday): 6:00pm and 9:00pm Parish Mass, & 11:00pm Filipino Chaplaincy Mass.

  • 25th December (Sunday): 9:30am Parish Mass, 11:30am Filipino Chaplaincy Mass, & 1:30pm Indonesian Chaplaincy Mass.

  • 31st December (Saturday): 6:00pm Parish Mass, & 9:00pm Holy Hour followed by Mass.

  • 1st January (Sunday): 9:30am Parish Mass, & 11:30am Filipino Chaplaincy Mass.

Schedules for Sponsors, Choir, and Lay Ministers

Day 1 - 16th December (Friday)

SPONSORS: Sto. Nino Devotees, and the Families of Batucan, Villos, Fanuncio, Dorado, Guevarra, Noblejas, Tipache, and Villanueva

CHOIR: Gaudete

READERS: Tintin Tenorio & Delia Espenido

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Trish P, Jade C, Josh C, & Hanielle DJ


Day 2 - 17th December (Saturday)

SPONSORS: Families of Molera, Malaluan, Garcia, Castillo, Familara, Tapia, Maniapig, and Pardo.

CHOIR: El Shaddai

READERS: Thelma Carlos & Mailin Higgins

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Janloyd, Trish P, Jade C, & Josh C


Day 3 - 18th December (Sunday)

SPONSORS: Families of Raymundo, Ruiz, Groen, Diaz, Padlan, Bautista, Caballero, Warren, Nicolas, Daculan, Francisco.

CHOIR: Maria Assumpta - Beachaven Parish Filipino Community

READERS: Ceclie Manese, Thelma Carlos, & Oscar Laderas

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Janloyd, Trish P, Jade C, Josh C, Vonn V


Day 4 - 19th December (Monday)

SPONSORS: Families of Manio, Villalobos, Magallon, Capunitan, Ama, Julian, Eltanal

CHOIR: St Patrick's Filipino Community of Panmure

READERS: Djoh Leedom & Flor Caluya

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Trish P, Jade C, Josh C, & Miann V


Day 5 - 20th December (Tuesday)

SPONSORS: Families of Samin, Pascual, Cabrera, Udanga, Mariano, Ventura, Espenido

CHOIR: Laetare

READERS: Mailin Higgins & Lotlot Abelardo

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Trish P, Jade C, & Josh C


Day 6 - 21st December (Wednesday)

SPONSORS: Families of Magcalas, Ricacho, Colle, Albao, Natac, Gonzales, Abiog, Cruz, Beluso, Argano, and Mitra

CHOIR: MFC Choir

READERS: Kookie Samin & Suzette Orquejo

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Trish P, Jade C, & Josh C


Day 7 - 22nd December (Thursday)

SPONSORS: Families of Magalong, Montealegre, Gamboa, Lipana, Espinosa, and Fermin.

CHOIR: Salmo Koro

READERS: Vett Ramos & Delia Espenido

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Trish P, Jade C, & Josh C


Day 8 - 23rd December (Friday)

SPONSORS: FACC Team, with the families of Adan, Herrera, Abrogena, Pule, Barin, Hernandez, Mitra

CHOIR: Mother Divine Mercy Choir

READERS: Djoh Leedom & Kakay Lestojas

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Trish P, Jade C, & Josh C


Day 9 - 24th December (Saturday)

SPONSORS: ACFC Pastoral Team, with the families of Orquejo, Shaw, Grafia, de Guzman, Sukay, and Clark

CHOIR: Huni Family

READERS: Cecile Manese & Flor Caluya

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: c/o Carmen Shaw

ALTAR SERVERS: Ynigo DG, Hanielle DJ, Trish P, Jade C, & Josh C


Choir Details for PowerPoint

Special Instructions for Choirs below.

Please make sure that all song lineups are submitted with the using of any of the PowerPoint Templates 2 days before your scheduled date.

  • Please make sure that you use the same size and style of how this template is created.

  • If you are going to copy from a website, or other resource, please do paste the song lyrics as text only, or use the paste option as use destination only options.

  • Do not have more than three lines on this template per slide. If it goes over, please cut and paste the hanging content to a new slide and continue. For example, see the how Gloria Spoken is done.

  • Please email this finished template to brian.Gonzales@outlook.com and info@acfc-catholic.org.nz at least two days before your scheduled day. To make sure that there is a backup of your PowerPoint.

  • You are allowed to bring your own laptop to connect to the screens. But this must have an HDMI out connection.

Note: Responses are already loaded on the template, all is needed is your song lineup to be in line with these templates. Thank You!


Templates for Choir for you to download and to load your songs below. Please download the template dedicated for your scheduled date.


Thank you for your Cooperation and for your Service :)


Day01-ChristmasNovena-20221216
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Download PPTX • 16.51MB
Day02-ChristmasNovena-20221217
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Day03-ChristmasNovena-20221218
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Day04-ChristmasNovena-20221219
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Day05-ChristmasNovena-20221220
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Day06-ChristmasNovena-20221221
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Day07-ChristmasNovena-20221222
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Day08-ChristmasNovena-20221223
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Day09-ChristmasNovena-20221224
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Extra PowerPoint Templates for Other Masses

Please use any other templates below if you are scheduled outside of the Christmas Novena at St Benedict's.

ChristmasEveMass-11pm-20221224
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Download PPTX • 5.11MB
NewYearsEveMass-9pm-20221231
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Download PPTX • 10.48MB



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