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“Thanksgiving to God for the Gift of Life"

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“...celebrating the passage from childhood to adolescence with a ritual

that expresses thanksgiving to God for the gift of life and

that asks for a blessing from God for the years ahead.”

(from the Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday)

The young girl (Quinceañera) must be a practicing Catholic who has been Baptized, received her First Holy Communion and is enrolled in our Faith Formation Program (Religious Education) preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  She (her parents or guardians) must also be a registered member of St. John XXIII Parish or has written permission from the pastor of their parish where they are registered.  Quinceañera blessings in our parish are celebrated outside of the Mass within a celebration of a Liturgy of the Word.  If musicians outside of our parish (e.g., Mariachi) are desired, a memorandum found below must be filled out and returned to our parish office at least a month before the scheduled Quinceañera to ensure that all musicians follow Safe Environment protocols (Background Check & Safe Environment Training)

Quinceañera celebrations must be scheduled at least 6 months in advance with Lissette Andrade, our bilingual secretary, at (203) 934-5249 |

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