The quinceañera is a traditional celebration of life and gratitude to God on the occasion of the fifteenth birthday of a young Hispanic woman. The ritual emphasizes her passage from childhood to adulthood. The family usually requests a Mass or a blessing to be held in the Church.
Parents who are coming to the parish Church seeking the blessing, acknowledge that your daughter has reached the age where she is capable of handling additional responsibility. The quince años Mass as a way to thank God for the blessing of her life and to seek God’s blessing and guidance as she enters adulthood.
All ladies that are preparing for their Quince need to call the office to set up classes 6 months prior to their quinceañera. You must be a parishioner. Classes are usually held in the summer and spring.
Tyra Serrano Galarza, Pastoral Associate 219-942-6441 ext:121