The Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Quinceañera Mass
The Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Quinceañera Mass

The Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Quinceañera Mass

Even though the Quince ceremony is not a sacrament, it is usually celebrated with a Catholic mass.

During the Quinceañera mass, the young girl receives Holy Communion, makes an act of consecration to the Virgin Mary, gifts the Virgin Mary with a bouquet of flowers, and receives gifts that are blessed by the priest.

There are so many details to cover when planning a Quinceañera mass, lucky for you, we are here to help! Here is a quick guide you MUST consider before preparing for your mass.

Anticipated time to reserve the church and availability of the priest

At least six months before the desired Quinceañera date. Also, suggest your proposed date for your celebration and inquire if the Priest would be willing to prepare you throughout the process.

 Active parish members

Many churches require Quinceañera to be baptized and reached their First Communions. You’ll be expected to submit the sacramental certificates.

Preparatory class

It is common for parishes to require that you be a member of that church and that you take preparatory classes, similar to first communion courses. Ask if any fees are applicable for the mass.

Fee for the church

Once your desired date is available you’ll be expected to pay a non-refundable fee in order to reserve the church. Booking can be free although some parishes might charge up to $400 and request half as a deposit. If you can afford it, look into sharing the mass with other Quinceañeras.


The family is required to position two large flower arrangements to decorate the sanctuary. Flowers are always welcome, but they must remain at the church after the Quinceañera mass is over.

Music for the mass

You are responsible for reserving the musician/choir and for the fee to the musicians/choirs.

Quinceañera mass rehearsals 

Everyone participating in the ceremony must be present at the rehearsal

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A group of three cell phones sitting next to each other showcasing a Quinceañera dress creation.

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