Quinceañeras

Quinceañeras (in English)

It means 15 years old, so it is the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday. In Latin America, it is the time when the parents present the young lady to society, and there is a party on this special occasion.

Quinceañeras (en Español)

Quiere decir cumplir 15 años, es la celebración de ese cumpleaños. En América Latina es la ocasión especial para que los padres introduzcan a la joven ante la sociedad.


Requirements

In order to celebrate a Mass for the quineañera in the parish, the parents must be registered here at Our Lady of Angels. The young lady must have all of her sacraments (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation). If she is missing any of these, she must register in Religious Education to complete the sacraments.


If the parents are not registered and live here in the boundaries, they must register. There is then a 6 month wait before the Mass can be offered.


The young lady who will be celebrating the quineañera must attend a retreat mandated by the Diocese of Arlington. The current cost is $50.00. Either the father or the mother must attend the retreat with their daughter.


Please call Mrs. Yanez (703-494-2444) in the parish office between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, to schedule the quinceañera and provide the necessary paperwork.

Requisitos

Quinceañeras

It means 15 years old, so it is the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday. In Latin America, it is the time when the parents present the young lady to society, and there is a party on this special occasion.