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Quinceañera Celebrations

We the parish staff and community welcome this opportunity to share in your special day.  We commit to help you prepare yourself, family and friends so that you come to experience a very special encounter with Christ during your celebration.

Preparation and Documents

A copy of the Baptism and First Communion Certificate is needed at the time of registration.

The Quinceañera must participate in a preparation program/class. Classes must be completed prior to the celebration.  

The Quinceañera will be expected to participate in the parish youth group that meets weekly.  This participation is a must. 

The Quinceañera must complete a weekend retreat experience at the Valley Missionary Program (VMP) in Coachella call the "My Encounter" please contact the VMP at 760-398-9277 to request an application.  

The Procedure

Parents and the Quinceañera must attend Sunday/Saturday Vigil Mass throughout the months of the Quinceañera preparation.

Preparations for the celebration should be made 6 months prior to the desired date of the celebration. Quinceañera Ceremonies at OLPH Church are scheduled on Saturdays at 10:00am. There are NO celebrations during the Holy Seasons of Advent and Lent.


To schedule a celebration the Quinceañera her parent(s) candidate must complete an initial interview with a member of the Faith Formation office before a date can be secured or offered.  You may request such interview by visiting the Parish Office during regular business hours: 8:30AM - 12:00PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00PM, Monday, Wednesday or Friday or by calling 760-347-3507.


The date and the hour of the Quinceañera is not confirmed and scheduled until a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $250.00 is received. The balance is due no later than 90 days prior to the date of the Quinceañera (if the balance is not received the celebration will be canceled).


A rehearsal for Quinceañera, parents and court of honor will be held prior to celebration.


The Sponsors invited to participate in the procession are those honoring the Bible, Rosary, and Flowers being offered to our Blessed Mother. 

Flowers, Photography and Music

The Parish does not provide flowers for the ceremony. You are invited to bring two fresh flower arrangements to be placed in front of the altar. No additional flowers or decorations are allowed in the Church.

Confetti, rice, flower petals, birdseed and bubbles are NOT permitted.

Photography is allowed within the reasonable bounds of good taste and remembering that the ceremony is taking place within the House of God.

It is the responsibility of the parent(s) of the Quinceañera to coordinate and pay for Music/Musicians for the celebration.  The parish coordinator will be happy to provide you with a list of names if you so desire. 


Donations / Fees for celebration

It is appropriate to support the work of the parish by giving your financial support. In the Diocese of San Bernardino, the offering made for a Quinceañera is placed in the general operating fund of the parish.

Fees for Registered Members of OLPH:

$500 for an individual Quinceañera              

· .   Rehearsal & ceremony coordinator $50 (payable directly to the coordinator at the rehearsal)

·     Musician/choir (payable directly to the Musician)



For additional information or to schedule your appointment please contact:

The Office of Catechetical Ministry at (760)347-3507   

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