Quinceañeras

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A Quinceanera is a coming-of-age ritual where a young girl renews her baptismal promises and is presented to her community as a young lady, as a presentation before God and a promise to honor herself and her religion. Quinceanera’s unlike a baptism or confirmation, a Quinceañera mass is not a Catholic sacrament. However, it is a significant ritual within the church that solidifies the girl’s commitment to her faith.

Requirements for the Quinceañera Mass

Requirements for the preparation courses vary from parish to parish, but for the most part it is required for the girl to be baptized, had received her first Communion and be enrolled or plan to enroll in the confirmation classes.

There is a required One Time Retreat for all quinceañeras celebrating their mass here.

The retreat is usually held on the first Sunday of them on the before the quinceañera, the exact date and time will be assigned once the mass is reserved.

Godparents for the Quinceanera

Typically, the godparents are chosen for being a stable, married through the Catholic Church couple that will ideally serve as mentors for the young girl. Their main role is to help keep the young girl on a path of spirituality and guide her into becoming a positive contributor to her community & religion.

For more information regarding Quinceaneras please take a look at the document below.  (Quinceanera document inserted here)