Quinceañeras

GUIDELINES

A quinceaera is not a sacrament; however, it is a significant cultural ritual that solidifies the girl's commitment to her faith as she is presented before God and renews her baptismal promises.

Preparation Requirements:

1. The girl should have already received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist. A copy of the certificates for these Sacraments must be providedIf she has not received these Sacraments, she should enroll in the appropriate faith formation program. In the latter case, the quinceañera blessing will not be scheduled until after she completes one year of the program.

2. The girl must enroll and actively participate in the Youth Ministry program. Her parents and especially her companions are also encouraged to participate in the Youth Ministry program. If she has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, she must also be enrolled in the Confirmation program and comply with all program requirements.

3. The fifteen year old must attend a retreat ministered by the Sisters Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.

Celebration:

1. The quinceañera blessing for an individual takes place within a Mass only if the Mass is a regulary scheduled weekday or Sunday parish liturgy; otherwise, it takes place within a Liturgy of the Word.

a. Liturgical norms are to be respected, in particular during Advent and Lent.

b. Appropriate reverence and modest attire for the blessing is expected of the quinceañera, her family and friends. 

Note:

1. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule the quinceañera blessing.

2. The parish reserves the right to cancel the quinceañera blessing if the family does not meet the preparation requirements. In which case, the family also agrees to forfeit the deposit.

For more information and to enroll, please stop by the Welcome Desk after mass or contact the Parish Office.