You have contacted the Mission Parish about having a Quinceañera here. It has been a traditional practice in Hispanic society to celebrate the fifteenth (quince años) birthday of a girl with a special religious celebration. The religious celebration focuses on thanksgiving and a renewal of the girl's Christian commitment. With this in mind, the following guidelines apply to those wishing to celebrate the Quinceañera at Mission San Diego de Alcalá.

  1. The family must be active and registered parishioners of Mission San Diego de Alcalá.
  2. The Quince must:
    • Celebrate Sunday Mass weekly.
    • Be enrolled in our parish's Religious Education program for youth; if applicable, be preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
    • Have already received her First Communion.
  3. The Quinceanera birthday blessing will take place at the Sunday Mass her and her family attend regularly.
  4. To set the date, contact should be made with the Director of Catechetical Ministry no later than two months before the desired date of the Quinceañera.
If you meet these guidelines, please call our Director of Catechetical Ministry, Carol Gamara at 619-624-0900.