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, please contact the Parish Office at 847.433.1494 or email jbeltran@archchicago.org.