We were blessed and humbled by the presence of His Eminence Cardinal
Gaudencio Rosales Archbishop of Manila. He was here in Queenstown for two days with four other pinoy priest based in Auckland and Christchurch for a visit and he celebrated a mass in our parish Saint Joseph Church for pinoy and kiwi parishioners.
A native of Batangas Cardinal Rosales is a relative on the Mayo side of our family. His mother is a first cousin of the great filipino nationalist and senator Don Claro Mayo Recto.
Sa inyo po mahal namin at pinipitagang Mamay Cardinal maraming maraming salamat po at hindi namin malilimutan ang maksaysayang araw na nakadaupang palad namin kayo. Mabuhay po kayo sampu ng mga kaparian ng pinoy priest na nakabase dito sa New Zealand.