Ministry List

Adoration

Perpetual Adoration

ensures the 24-hour continuous adoration of our Lord Jesus Christ who is truly present body, blood, soul, and divinity in the Holy Eucharist. Parishioners are encouraged to have a regular scheduled weekly hour of adoration. All parishioners are invited to stop in unannounced for adoration.
 

Altar Servers

Altar service

is open to all boys and girls fourth grade and up who wish to assist at Mass. Those interested are invited to attend one of the training sessions that are held in the Church at 7PM on the second Monday of every month. For more info click here.
 

Altar Society

This ministry promotes a warm and inviting environment in the church. They are responsible for decorations and flowers during the liturgical seasons as well as general upkeep and cleanliness throughout the year.
 

American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a Christian scouting organization for girls grade K-12. AHG meets the twice a month after school at St. Dominic’s. Click here for more information on AHG.
 

Catholics Returning Home

No matter how long you have been away and no matter the reason, we invite you to

renew your relationship with Christ in the Catholic Church. Six week long sessions begin following the Christmas and Easter celebrations. email returning-home@saintdominicsbenicia.org for more information.

 

Choirs

St. Dominic’s has many talented musicians and singers that comprise six choirs for the six Masses on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a special occasions throughout the year. New choir singers and musicians are always welcome, and practices are held regularly.
 

Consolation Ministry

Assisting parishioners and their families through Grief. An annual 7 week series on the stages of grief. For more information see our ministry contact list.
 

Dominican Laity

meets monthly to form lay men and women in the spirituality of the Order of Preachers. After formation, lay Dominicans are expected to contribute to the mission of the Order, which is the salvation of souls. Meetings are on either the fourth Friday in the evening or the fourth Sunday in the morning. The Dominican Laity of St. Dominic’s also gathers for the Evening Prayer of the Church every Friday evening.

 

Donut Ministry

Promoting a social exchange after Sunday morning Masses in the Parish Hall with hosted Donuts!

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers assist the celebrant in distributing communion during Mass. They also take the Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Mass. Some preparation is required.
 

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)

To help and encourage married couples to begin and strengthen efforts in couple prayer. No matter where you are in your faith, let Jesus strengthen your intimacy and bonds of marriage. It will be the best gift you give to one another!

 

Guadalupana Association

Promotes devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and encourages community spirit among our Spanish speaking parishioners. The Guadalupana Association meets at the Church after the Saturday 5:30PM Mass on the first Sunday of the month to pray the rosary.

Knights of Columbus

A Catholic Fraternal Men’s Organization. A group of brothers raising funds for catholic scholarships, celebrating special events, serving our community, and strengthen our faith and those of our family members. We are stronger together. Visit beniciaknights.org to learn more.
 

Knitting Angels for Hospice

Knitting scarves, hats, and blankets for the sick and terminally ill while praying for those in need that will eventually receive our gifts.
 

Lazarus Ministry

The Lazarus Ministry serves and supports the immediate family members of recently deceased parishioners. They plan and conduct the Vigil Service, Rosary and assist in the planning of the Funeral Mass.

Lectors

Lectors participate in the Liturgy by proclaiming the Scripture readings to the worshiping congregations. Training is provided.

Legion of Mary

An international association of Catholics, who under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, supplements the work of the priest in performing spiritual and corporal works of mercy, and in evangelizing souls. This group meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Ministry Building Aquinas room.
 

Men’s Faith & Formation

Join our monthly Men’s Faith & Fellowship group. This informal, drop in format offers an opportunity to study scripture, engage in discussion and pray together in confidence. All men 18+, regardless of where you are your faith journey are welcome to attend, no membership or obligation. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the Month in the Parish Office 7:00 pm. 

Prayer Line

The prayer line is a group of parishioners that pray for the personal intentions of others.  You may request personal prayer requests. 

 

RCIA

Leading and supporting those adults seeking the Christian Right of Initiation through Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

Respect for Life

Respect for Life deepens the understanding of the unborn and the sanctity of human life through public information and education. They assist women and families facing crisis pregnancies as well as offering support, healing, and reconciliation to anyone impacted by abortion.

Seven Sorrows Rosary

A rosary group that prays the Seven Sorrows Rosary Monday through Friday in the church at 3:30pm, drop in no obligation.
 

St. Vincent de Paul

Serves the needy of Benicia through donations of food items and money from parishioners. Phone requests for help are made to the rectory. SVDP volunteers typically take bags of food, provide SCRIP or other financial assistance to those in need. Special food deliveries are made at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas (along with specially wrapped gifts provided by parishioners).

 

Ushers

Ushers take on the responsibility of tending to details of each service so that it is conducted in an orderly way. Duties include: initiating collection, seeing to the security of all donations, seating and assisting those with a handicap to find an appropriate seat.

Youth Ministry

St. Dominic’s Youth and Young Adult Group (SDYG) exists to provide the youth of St Dominic’s Parish an avenue to building a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God through prayer, scripture study, service to the community and dedication to the mission of the church.