Tell the priest that you would like to hold a ceremony in honor of a 16th birthday. We do not celebrate Sweet Sixteen Masses in Saint Luke´s. Keep in mind that the girl to be honored should have received First Holy Communion and Confirmation before the ceremony takes place.


Work with the pastor to decide whether the ceremony will be a separate event with friends and family or be incorporated into a regular church service. Decide on a specific time and date close to the birthday of the honoree.


Do not plan to come dressed in sweet sixteen attire. This applies to all participants (quinceañera, chamberlains, maids of honor, etc.). Pictures are allowed as long as the photographers do not step into the sanctuary. Come well dressed as for a Sunday Mass.

You can download here the Blessing Ceremony in English and Spanish.