Quinceañeras

What is a Quinceañera?

The Quinceañera celebration in church is a religious ceremony. The young lady thanks God for her life and renews her baptismal promise, dedicates herself to Christ and makes a commitment to live as an active member of His Church. Those who participate in the ceremony support and bear witness to this dedication. Emphasis is to be placed on the religious meaning of the ceremony, and excessive concern over external details is to be avoided. Also to be avoided are expenses which create an elitist atmosphere of wealth.

What do I need to celebrate my Quinceañera?

Quinceañeras are celebrated on the last Saturday of each month in the church at 11:00am in community with other young ladies who have received their First Holy Communion. If a young lady wishes to have a “private ceremony” she may do so on a Saturday in the chapel at 12:00 pm when space is available. In special circumstances, if a young lady has not completed her First Holy Communion she may have a blessing.

How do I prepare for my Quinceañera?

In order to reserve the chapel or the church for your quinceañera you must first attend one quinceañera retreat. Young ladies under the age of 14 are not able to register for the retreat. Once you have completed the retreat you will be able to book the date of your choosing, as long as it is available. To register for the retreat you need to call 559 674-9069 to recieve more information. There is a fee of $40.00 for the retreat. No registrations the day of the retreat, you must register at least a week in advance. Retreat dates can be changed if we don't have a group of at least 12 young ladies to participate in retreat. Upcoming retreat dates:

March 11, 2017 7:45am-2:00pm 

Parent Meeting 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room 51
June 17, 2017 7:45am-2:00pm 

Parent Meeting 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room 51
October 21, 2017 7:45am-2:00pm 

Parent Meeting 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room 51

What are the donations requested for the Mass or Blessing?

The fee for the main church is $250 if only one young lady registers. If more than one young lady is registered in the main church the fee is $200.00 for each young lady. A deposit of $100.00 is required at the time of registration, and the balance is due 30 days before the event. In addition to this fee there will also be a donation of $50.00 for a cantor at the mass per quinceañera. The fee for the chapel is $250.00. A  deposit of $125.00 is due at the time of registration and the balance is due 30 days before the event. The capacity of the main church is 900 people and 45 people for the chapel. If a reserved date is cancelled or postponed the down payment will be refunded according to the following scale: 6 months prior 100%, 5 months 80%, 4 months 60%, 3 months 40%, 2 months 20% thereafter no refund will be provided.
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