The quince años (fifteen years old) celebration is a rite of passage and, as such, reflects the elements of Christian Initiation celebrated in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  Therefore the young woman or man who wishes to celebrate his/her Quinceañera must be fully initiated Catholic before the scheduled celebration.  Those planning Quinceañera should notify the Pastor at least nine months prior to the anticipated celebration.  The parish stipend for the celebration of the Quinceañera is $250.00 to assist with the expenses of the Church.