Celebrating Your Quinceañera at St. Procopius / Providence of God
Celebrating your quinceañera or “quince años” is a way for Latinos in the United States to celebrate the passage from childhood to adolescence.
When a young woman turns fifteen, there is a custom of coming to the church to give thanks to God and to Our Lady of Guadalupe for being a part of the young woman’s life and to ask for a blessing. The mass of thanksgiving is usually celebrated with family and friends present. After the Liturgy of the Word, the young woman renews her baptismal promises and makes a commitment to God and to the Virgin Mary to live her life according to the teachings of Christ. After the religious celebration, the celebration usually continues with a dinner and dance in honor of the young woman.
To reserve a date for your quinceañera at St. Procopius/Providence of God, you must schedule an appointment to meet with the priest. The quinceañera Masses are at 12:30pm, at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. The cost of the Mass is $550 and there is a $100 non-refundable deposit in order to officially reserve the date. You are responsible for contracting the musicians and paying them directly. The following are the numbers of some musicians: Lucy Gamboa, (708) 415-4207; Melvin & Lissette Hall (773) 550-5854; Daniel Roman (773-225-0624 and Alma Molina (312) 259-2385 Here are some of the important steps in the process:
You can print the following documents:
o Important information about the Quinceañera liturgy.
o The Scripture Readings.
o The Petitions.