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Passing Alyssa a second rose during the Ceremony of Three Roses. 1st is a Rosebud symbolizing her Infancy. 2nd Rose is in Half-Bloom symbolizing her Childhood and the 3rd Rose in Full Bloom symbolizes her Today.
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 
      VIPs enter.
 
3.  Honor Court Processional
      Music is played as Honor 
      Court enters.
 
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 
      Ceremony. 
 
6.  Opening Prayer
      Pastor Gina prays for the 
      Quince.
 
7.  Expression of Thanks
      Quince thanks her parents 
      and Sponsors, Godparents, 
      etc. for their love, support     
      and the party.
 
8.  Parent's Tribute
      Parents speak 
      encouragements and of their 
      love for their hopes for  
      their daughter.
 
9.  Blessing of Quince Gifts
      Padrinos/Sponsors bring their
      Quince Gifts to the Altar.  The
      Gifts remain at the Altar.
 
10. Scripture Reading
      Pastor Gina reads the 
      selected  Scripture.
 
11. Ceremony of Three Roses
       This is about the stages of the
       Quinceanera's life.
 
12. Renewal of Baptismal 
      Promises Quince expresses           her beliefs in the Church.
 
13. Profession of Faith
      Quinceanera expresses her  
      belief in the Creator, His Son          and in His resurrection.
 
14. Lords Prayer
      The Lord's prayer is read.
 
15 Presentation of the Gifts
      Sponsors come forward to
      present their gifts to the   
      Quinceanera.  They present 
      each gift and then are 
      seated.
 
16. Quinceanera Blessing
      Pastor Gina asks for God's
      continued blessing of the
      Quinceanera.
 
17. Changing of the Shoes
      Stepping from Childhood to
      Young Womanhood.
 
18. Presentation of Quince
      Quinceañera is introduced to        the assembled guests.
      
19. Expression of Thanks
       Quinceañera thanks 
       everyone again.
 
20. Recessional
       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
community.
 



Prayer asking God to look kindly on the Quince and to guide her.
 


Quince passes her bouquet to a Dama and then reads her speech at the Podium.  A Chambelane 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.
 
 

Having committed ourselves to God, we pray to Him to guide us.
 

Pillow is replaced by a chair.  Each Gift is presented one-at-a-time by the Sponsors as they 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'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.
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