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. The rite is frequently celebrated in several countries in the Americas, including Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is frequently requested by Hispanic Catholics in the dioceses of the United States of America.
What is the Quinceañera process? (Due to the current pandemic, this process is currently not taking place for the time being)
- Quinceañera and parents must attend an orientation
- Quinceañera attends a session (based on Quinceañera book)
- Quinceañera and her court must attend a retreat with talks, activities and prayer, prior to the date of the celebration.
How far in advance should I reserve the date?
Due to the high number of quinceañera celebrations here at St. Clement and in order to complete the Quinceañera Process, we recommend you reserving the date 1 year in advance from from Quinceañera celebration date. Our calendar for next year opens up the first Monday in July.
What time can a Quinceañera Mass be celebrated?
Quinceañera Masses are celebrated at 11:00am on Saturdays (the 1:00pm time slot is reserved for weddings)
What documents do I need at time of regsitration?
- Baptism Certificate
- First Communion Certificate
- Parents who are NOT registered parishioners of St. Clement will need to provide a “Permission Letter” from the parish where they are registered.
How do I reserve a date for Quinceañera Mass?
To schedule a Quince Mass, please fill out Quinceañera Registration and Guidelines by pressing button below. Once completed, please print and email, along with copies of Baptism and First Communion certificates to: [email protected] Mass will NOT be reserved without these certificates.
If you have additional questions, please contact Erin Stone, Parish Secretary, at:
813-752-8251 or by email at [email protected]