Quince Ceremony 101
Quinceañera Blessing Ceremony Steps and Descriptions
This is an outline and description of what will happen during each step of the Quince Ceremony.
1. Guests are Seated
Music is played softly during the seating of the guests before the Quince Ceremony begins.
2. Sponsors' Processional
Music is played as Ceremony
3. Honor Court Processional
Music is played as Honor
4. Quince's Processional
Music is played as Miss Quince enters. Guests stand as she makes her grand
entrance escorted in by both her parents. Parents sit.
5. Gathering Words
Pastor Gina welcomes the guests, thanks them for coming and talks briefly about the meaning of the Quince Blessing
6. Opening Prayer
Pastor Gina prays for the Quince.
7. Moment of Silence
A time to recognize any family member close to the Quince who have recently passed on.
8. Expression of Thanks
Quince thanks her parents and Sponsors, Godparents, etc. for their love, support
and the party.
9. Parent's TributeSpeeches
Parents speak words of encouragements and of their love for their hopes for
10. Blessing of Quince Gifts
Padrinos/Sponsors bring their
Quince Gifts to the Altar. The
Gifts remain at the Altar.
11. Scripture Reading
Pastor Gina reads the
12. Ceremony of Three Roses
This is about the stages of the
13. Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Quince expresses her beliefs in the Church.
14. Profession of Faith
Quinceanera expresses her
belief in the Creator, His Son and in His resurrection.
15. Lord's Supper / Communion
The Bread and Wine are offered by Parents and Quince partakes of it.
16. The Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer is read.
17. Presentation of the Gifts
Sponsors come forward to present their gifts to the Quinceanera. They present
each gift and then are seated.
18. Quinceanera Blessing
Pastor Gina asks for God's continued blessing of the Quinceanera.
19.Consecration to the Virgin Mary
Quince offers a prayer and offers a fresh bouquet to the Virgin Mary and lights a candle.
20. Changing of the Shoes
Stepping from Childhood to Young Womanhood.
21 Presentation of Quince
Quinceañera is introduced to the assembled guests.
22. Expression of Thanks
Quinceañera thanks everyone again.
Music Plays. Time to walk back down the aisle. Remember to smile and wave!
If your Ceremony in the same room as Reception, greeter can show them to their tables or pass out Quince Programs.
Gift Presenters, Grand Parents, and
God Parents enter carrying Quince
Gifts and then are seated.
Honor Escort enters followed by the Damas and Chambelanes and take their places at Altar or sit down.
Miss Quince enters confident, poised with both parents escorting her in. She stops just past the first row of chairs. Parents are seated and the Quince Blessing Ceremony begins.
Pastor Gina talks briefly about the meaning of the Quince Ceremony and the responsibilities she will now face to God, her family and to her
Prayer asking God to look kindly on the Quince and to guide her.
Any members who have passed are mentioned briefly to honor and show respect for them.
Quince passes her bouquet to a Dama and then reads her speech at the Podium. A Chambelan places a chair at the center of aisle.
Each parent speaks about their first years with the Quince as a baby, her growing up and their hopes for her future and never ending love.
All Quince Gifts are brought to the Altar. They stand before Pastor Gina
who them blesses the gifts and then sprinkles them with holy water.
The Scripture read is one that the Quinceanera has chosen from a selection provided for her.
The Roses are symbolic. The Rose Bud--infancy. Half-bloom Rose--childhood, Full bloom Rose--today.
Chair is replaced by a pillow. Quince
kneels and renews her promise to reject sin, evil and Satan.
Quinceanera professes her faith in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. She is then sprinkled with Holy Water.
Only the Quince partakes of the Bread and Wine in the Communion service.
Pastor Gina has the guests stand and all pray aloud The Lord's Prayer.
Pillow is replaced by a chair. Each Gift is presented one-at-a-time by the Sponsors as each are called forward. Quince Gift's symbolism is explained. Music is played softly.
Prayer for God's blessing on the Quince's life and to grow in wisdom, knowledge and grace. Continued love of family and friends.
Quince is led to table by Sponsor. Quince recite a prayer to the Virgin. When done, she places a bouquet on table and lights a candle.
Quince's father replaces flat shoes with high heeled shoes . She is now accountable for her walk in life.
Chair is removed as Quince stands.
She retrieves her Bouquet and acknowledges her quests.
Quinceanera again thanks her Parents, Sponsors & Godparents and guests for coming. Time to Party!
Honor Escort walks forward and escorts the Quinceanera down aisle
followed by the rest of the Honor Court and Parents.