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8912 South Gate Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280, United States             (323) 563 - 3522

 XV/ Sweet 16 Information

FEE FOR THE XV / Sweet 16 Mass:

             $660.00 ($100.00 deposit and $560.00 in payments)

Music and floral arrangements are not included. Masses are only held on Saturdays at 9am and 11am.

A $100 deposit is required in order to reserve your mass. Payments are non-refundable. 

The total amount for the church should be paid in full one month before the mass.  Otherwise, your mass is subject to cancellation


  •  Baptismal Certificate
  • First Communion Certificate


The XV Coordinator is Maricela Alvarado. You must contact her one month before the mass if you wish to make any special arrangements. You can reach her at (562) 900-8909. 


St. Helen Parish does not provide music for the ceremony. You may contact Luis Toscano & Elizabeth Elizarraraz at (562) 682-8750 to have them perform during your scheduled mass. All arrangements must be made directly with them.  If you choose to bring your own music for your ceremony, you must first contact Luis Toscano for approval.  Please note that only liturgical music will be allowed. The fee to have Luis Toscano & Elizabeth Elizarraraz perform during your is $150.  If you choose to bring your own music, there will be a $150 music administration fee.  This fee must be paid directly to Luis Toscano.


St Helen Church does not provide any type of decoration for your wedding.  Any flower arrangements found in the Church are those for the altar and will correspond to the Liturgical calendar (i.e.: Poinsettias during Christmas or lilies during Easter). Flower arrangements may be placed on pedestals or in a large basket provided by the florist.  You may donate the flowers to the Church following the ceremony. Decorations of any type are not allowed on the pews.We do not allow any balloon decorations or arch decorations.


The photographer and/or videographer must contact the XV Coordinator upon arrival at least 30 minutes before the mass. If there is another wedding or event in the church following the wedding, no formal pictures are allowed in the church following the ceremony. Video filming is allowed during the ceremony but flash photographs may only be taken during the procession in and out of the church. Photographers must not distract or impede the ceremony.  Photographers will be asked to leave the ceremony by the priest or the wedding coordinator if they become a distraction to the wedding.Photographer and/or equipment are not allowed inside if they have not been vetted by the coordinator before the mass.