Celebrations at Church of the Epiphany


A celebration that is intended to reaffirm religious faith, good morals,
and the virtues of traditional family values.

When planning, the Quinceañera's family should communicate with a priest to begin the preparation of the celebration.

The Quinceañera should be baptized, have made her First Holy Communion, have been Confirmed or be currently enrolled in Confirmation classes. She should also be an active member of our community.

Masses are scheduled on Saturdays at 11:00am except on the 4th Saturday of the month (1:00 or 3:00pm if no weddings are scheduled for that day).

The sacrament of Reconciliation will be scheduled one week prior to the date of the celebration.

The rehearsal will be for one hour two days before the celebration.

Music must be coordinated by the parish music director, Mario Balestrieri. He should be contacted at least three months before the ceremony at (415) 333-1767.

The Quinceañera's parents, godparents and any special guests, are invited to participate in the readings, go to Confession and receive the Holy Eucharist.


You are responsible for the decoration of the church. We ask that any appearance of extravagance be avoided. Floral arrangements should be simple, adhesive tapes, nails and staples should not be placed on the church pews.

Please Note: Flowers are to be left in the sanctuary after the ceremony as a gift to the worshiping community for the Sunday Mass.

Please be conscious that we have other celebrations and the church must be left clean. After the celebration you should remove any decorations from the aisles/pews.


Photographers should speak with the priest celebrating the ceremony in regards to what is permitted. Photographers are not allowed in or around the sanctuary or in the front of the center aisle during the ceremony. Normally there should be only 15-20 minutes after the Mass to take pictures. No exceptions will be made to this policy.


Donations to the Church should be in proportion to the amount spent on the ceremony.

The suggested donation for the church is $450.00

Loy Ibanez (Rehearsal Coordinator Fee): $75.00

Music Director Fee: $300.00

Please be punctual for the Mass. (There may be weddings scheduled.) If not on time, the priest may choose not to celebrate the Mass, but only the liturgy of the word. Have in mind that this is a Religious celebration of giving thanks and not only a social event. If you would like more information, please talk to a priest.

Thank you,

Church of the Epiphany
827 Vienna Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 333-7630