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NZ-Filipino Devotees Of Senyor Santo Niño

Faith Community


The NZ-Filipino Devotees of Senyor Sto. Niño brings together devotees of the Holy Child Jesus (Señor Santo Niño) in the greater part of New Zealand from all backgrounds and walks of life who share a common veneration. The devotees volunteer and offer their time, skills and diverse resources in promoting worship and reverence for the Infant Jesus. The devotees are made up of both New Zealand and Filipino Catholics who believe in keeping a tradition of prayer and thanksgiving for Señor Santo Niño. We value the traditional Filipino traits of piety, friendship and hospitality. We would like to inspire the community to live our faith through our works through various projects throughout the year that promotes family values. We are Christ-Centered and welcome everyone to celebrate the devotion to the Holy Child Jesus expressed in the traditions of both the Philippines and New Zealand.


  What we do:

  • Monthly novena-masses

  • House to house visitation of a blessed Image of Sto Nino

  • Promotion of devotions and Outreach by 16 x Area Coordinators and Hermanos/Hermanas

  • An ongoing outreach program to retirement homes and hospitals

  • Organising seminars and activities for families and the youth

  • 9-days novena-masses once a year in January

  • Annual Sto Nino Fiesta & Sinulog Festival

  • Annual two-days Sinulog NZ Basketball competitions participated in by 38 – 40 teams from all over Auckland

  • Support to St Benedict’s Church in Wednesday novena-masses and Sunday masses

  • Support to the Auckland Catholic Filipino Chaplaincy

  • Support in the novena-masses organized by various Filipino devotional groups

  • Youth activities thru drumline and Sinulog Cultural dance groups



Miriam Batucan


Oscar Batucan Sr.

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