The Quinceañera is a traditional Celebration of Life and Gratitude to God on the occasion of the Fifteenth Birthday of a Young Woman.
Information To Have Your Quinceanera Here At La Purisima.
The requirements included here have been prepared specifically for families who are registered in our parish or live within our parish boundaries.
- What is a Quinceañera?
The Quinceañera is a traditional celebration of life and gratitude to God on the occasion of the fifteenth birthday of a young woman. The family usually requests a Mass or a blessing to be held in the Church.
- How is the Quinceañera celebrated?
In the presence of family and friends, the young woman enters the Church in procession, together with her parents and godparents. If she has prepared the readings, she may serve as the lector for at least one of the readings. After the Liturgy of the Word, the Quinceañera makes a commitment to God and the Blessed Virgin to live out the rest of her life according to the teachings of Christ and the Church by renewing her Baptismal promises. Then, signs of faith (medal, Bible, rosary, prayer book) which have been blessed and may be given to her. A special blessing of the Quinceañera concludes the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
- Who are the participants in the celebration?
The Quinceañera is joined by members of her family and friends for the celebration. The priest(s) or deacon has a key role as the one who represents the Church and who prays the blessing over the young woman.
- To be active Catholics, registered parishioners of La Purísima Church. Must bring Baptism Certificate, First Communion Certificate, and Confirmation certificate (if applicable).
- To register in person at the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance.
When Are They Held?
- Quinceañeras are held the Second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. All Parents, Godparents, and Quinceañera must be in the church no later than 9:45 a.m. so our Ceremony can begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
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