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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
Quince Anos 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
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  
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
17. Changing of the Shoes
      Stepping from Childhood to
      Young Womanhood.
18. Presentation of Quince
       Quinceanera is introduced to the
       assembled guests.
19. Expression of Thanks
       Quinceanera thanks everyone
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
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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