Quince Años Celebration Options-the family chooses one of the following:
The celebration of the Quinceñera is a special time for the girl coming-of-age, celebrating with her family. A time when she makes a commitment to live her life according to the teachings of Jesus. The celebration of her quince años Mass is a way of showing gratitude to God for blessing her life. Parents publicly present her to friends and family as a gesture of thanks and gratitude for her throughout her journey into adulthood.
For the Quinceañera it is an affirmation of her commitment to Christ. The Quinceañera, though not a sacrament is sacramental and therefore, can be celebrated in different forms depending on the family’s needs and its participation in the life of the parish.
A blessing at the end of a Dominical Mass. (Please Check Mass Schedule)
Remember: the Act of Thanksgiving and the Blessing given are the key elements in the Quinceañera. A family is considered active in the life of faith of the Church if:
- * Regular attendance at Mass.
- * Regular attendance of religious education classes.
- * Family registered in the parish and in good standing.
- * The Quinceañera needs to be involved in the youth program
The Quinceañera must have received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion=submit a copy of certificate if not done at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
Must receive the Rite of Reconciliation (Confession) before her blessing at the mass.
The Quinceañera must have ALL this done and handed in two months before the date of the celebration to the Director of Religious Education