FAQ Parishes

Frequently Asked Questions for Parishes and Dioceses.

In our online course, teens work at their own pace and during their available time. They can work 24/7 and choose their best time to work.

The online course does not include live sessions. Nevertheless, teens work with a tutor (not a computer), who reviews their work and answers their questions at any time. The course offers diverse activities and learning resources, including videos, PowerPoint presentations, articles, references to the Bible, CCC, and Encyclicals. All materials are age-appropriate and have received our former Bishop’s Imprimatur.

The Regular Course typically takes about two to three weeks, while the Urgent Care option can be completed in five business days. However, girls are given a flexible three-month period to complete the program at their own pace, unless their Quince Mass is scheduled to occur sooner.

The key distinction between the Regular and Urgent Care Course is the timing. In the Regular Course, online tutors review teens' work within a maximum of 3 business days. The Urgent Care review process by a tutor takes only 24 hours, enabling teens to progress more rapidly. Both courses maintain the same content without reducing lessons or activities.

Absolutely, we offer the course in Spanish. Moreover, our course is designed to be versatile and user-friendly, functioning smoothly on computers (laptops and desktops), tablets and smartphones. This ensures that families without access to computers can engage in the program through their mobile devices.

Parishes utilizing the course often find it comprehensive and sufficient, not requiring additional supplementation. Some parishes conduct practice/rehearsal sessions for the ceremony, emphasizing appropriate behavior during Mass and respectful dress. If your parish is interested in offering in-person sessions, we can train and certify your parish leaders (volunteers, catechists...) to facilitate our program as a parish retreat. Click here for more information on the Leaders’ Training: Leaders' Training and Certification Course.

Our Quince Prep consists of three assignments and two forms. They are rooted in the Theology of the Body, Sacred Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), and various Encyclicals. The course provides essential moral and spiritual formation for young ladies during this crucial phase of life. For detailed information about the program’s content, please visit this link: QP Course Content

We encourage each girl to work with her parents on one assignment at a time. After she submits each assignment, a live tutor (not a computer) will review it thoroughly, delving deeper into the teachings of the Church and providing additional resources. Once the teen reads her tutor’s revision, she can proceed to the next assignment. The program is available in both English and Spanish.

Families pay for the course. They pay $110 for the Regular Course, requiring at least ten (10) days, and Urgent Care, requiring a minimum of five (5) days. We do not provide payment plans. Our costs remain reasonable considering the quality of preparation received by young girls. Some parishes may seek donations from the community to assist families with financial constraints. Feel free to contact us for additional suggestions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yes, you can review the content and its appearance. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 719-434-7208 to arrange a complimentary screen-sharing presentation at your convenience. These presentations provide insights into our content of our Quince Prep program (also available as Leader's Training), including its functionality, and how it can be a valuable resource for families celebrating their daughters' 15 Años within your parish.

The choice by a young Hispanic woman and her family to celebrate her fifteenth birthday in the Church offers a number of possibilities for her and the parish. If the young women are received with understanding and a willingness to meet their needs, the celebration of the quinceañera can be a “teachable moment” for the entire parish. The quinceañera ritual is valuable for the religious message it sends not only to young people, but also to parents, grandparents, godparents, and the entire parish, uniting them in prayer with the quinceañeras.

Yes, both families and parishes receive the certificate of completion and feedback from the teen upon finishing their course. The feedback also includes succinct comments from the online tutor, offering additional insight to the referring parish.

Access to our printed material is exclusively granted to individuals, such as parish volunteers, ministry leaders, and others who have successfully completed the training and have become certified leaders. This training is designed to familiarize participants with our unique teaching methodology and ensure that they can effectively implement it at their parish. Our Leaders' Training is available through both in-person sessions for dioceses and an online format. You can find detailed information about the training program.

In the online course, teens are granted access to our system to review the course online. After submitting their work, an online tutor reviews it, offering feedback along with church teachings to complete their answers and address any gaps. If desired, they can download and retain revisions for future reference. The notebook is only provided during attendance at the parish retreat with a certified leader.

“The traditional blessing, part of the popular religion of Latinos and common in some countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, has developed in the United States into an unofficial “liturgical rite” and is regulated in some dioceses with specific guidelines and norms. … Since only approved and confirmed rites may be used in the Liturgy, an Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday was approved by the full body of U.S. Bishops and received the recognition from the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments”.
Source: USCCB website.

This is the Quinceañera ritual approved for use in the dioceses of the United States of America since 2007. Note: Agapè Catholic Ministries does not sell the book, but you can order it directly from Catholic Book Publishing Corp.

Our program employs a comprehensive approach to ensure Quince candidates fully understand the material. Numerous teens and families have shared positive experiences regarding our program's review process and feedback from online tutors. Through this interactive process, candidates report improved understanding. Many have expressed how the personalized guidance received from their tutors allowed them to grasp the teachings shared more effectively. The thoughtful feedback offered by our tutors as answer keys has not only clarified doubts but also illuminated practical applications of the material in their spiritual and moral journeys. Sample feedback from both teens and parents highlights the program’s impact.

“This preparation helped me know my roles as a young woman and the importance of my body and self-respect. I really appreciated the answer keys, knowing that someone takes the time to read my answers and answer to my questions. I also appreciated the depth of explanation and examples in order for me to better understand everything I was learning. Thank you to my tutor for the attention she has given me and for all the help in this preparation to become a good catholic young woman in God!” (Jacquelin- Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Glendale, AZ).

"Thank you. Your answers and feedback on each section were very valuable. As a parent, this really helped me have those difficult conversations that we have to have with our kids. I appreciated the program including things around sexuality and kept it completely around our faith, rather than what they teach in high school, which is the complete opposite. I am excited for her quince and I feel more confident that she has the tools and resources to stay pure and respect herself as a woman". (Raquel Belmontes, Bianca’s mom. St. Isidore in Yuba City, CA. Diocese of Sacramento) June 2023

Absolutely. Our program comprehensively addresses the original quinceañera ideal of chastity both before and within marriage. These essential topics are thoughtfully and age-appropriately integrated into our curriculum, with specific focus within our 3rd assignment. We explore the detailed differences between right and wrong, moral and immoral, providing insights into the significance of chastity and Christian virtues within the framework of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Moreover, we draw inspiration from the blessed Virgin Mary, showcasing her as a model for these virtues. We commit to thorough exploration of these sensitive topics, fostering dialog within families and building strong foundations for the future. Here are a couple of feedback samples we've received, one from a priest and another from a teen:

“I find the course very helpful and informative, especially the section on sexuality. I can't tell you the number of young girls and boys at Holy Family that have no idea about sex and sexuality and are having premarital sex and getting pregnant. I feel any course, like this, that helps raise awareness of the Catholic Church's teaching on sex and sexuality is helpful for any future marriages and relationships”. (Fr. Steve Hoffer- Pastor at Holy Family. Las Vegas, NV)

“I appreciated how it opened my eyes a little more to Jesus's word. At first, I didn't really care about losing my virginity but I learned that God wants me to wait until marriage on the day of my wedding so I am thankful for having now a better understanding”. (Karen – St. Mary’s Cathedral. Grand Island, NE)


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