A Quinceañera celebration is not a sacrament of the church but is a sacramental celebration.
The word “Quinceañera” refers to two things. It’s the word that describes the coming of age ritual where a young girl renews her baptismal promises and is presented to her community as a young lady, and it also refers to the young girl whom is being celebrated.
A traditional Quinceañera is typically celebrated around a girl’s 15th birthday and is celebrated with a party and a mass, with the latter being of more spiritual value since it is the Quinceanera’s presentation before God and her community, and a promise to honor herself and her religion.
Quinceañera candidates are required to attend a mandatory retreat before their celebration date.
Please contact St. Mary of the Visitation parish office
for information and to register to participate in a Quinceañera celebration.