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The Confirmation team at St. Dominic’s Parish welcomes, supports, and challenges young men and women to deepen their relationship with Christ and immerse themselves more deeply into the life of the Parish.  Candidates for Confirmation prepare their hearts and their minds for the Sacrament by participating in many opportunities:  Small and large group gatherings, service projects and retreats, online education, personal reflection and prayer, and weekly Mass.
Please go HERE to complete the online form.
Tuesday, October 8th from 7:00-8:00 PM for Last Names A-L
Wednesday, October 9th from 7:00-8:00 PM for Last Names M-Z
Registered families will be contacted via email in early September 2019.
Monday, September 23rd from 7:00-8:30 PM for Last Names A-L
Tuesday, September 24th from 7:00-8:30 PM for Last Names M-Z
A parent email reminder regarding the start of confirmation will be sent in early September.
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What is Confirmation? ~ The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285


Teen Confirmation – The Invitation to Prepare for the Sacrament 

Teens who are in the 8th grade and above are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Confirmation preparation is a two-year process that begins in the fall and culminates with the reception of the Sacrament in the winter or spring of the second year.  Regardless of the school a teen candidate attends, preparation takes place at the parish level. 

Teen Confirmation in the Landscape of Lifelong Formation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of past, present, and future participation in the life of the Church.  Before sacramental preparation begins in the 8th grade, candidates should have acquired a basic understanding of Catholicism through continuous participation in religious education.  Candidates who wish to prepare for the sacrament should desire to deepen their relationship with God, to grow in their faith, and should be attending weekly Mass.

Diocese of Sacramento – Teen Confirmation Norms

St. Dominic’s Confirmation program encompasses the norms provided by the Diocese of Sacramento.   Confirmation preparation is received through the parish religious education department, not a parish school.  Teen candidates who attend Catholic school do not participate in the educational (foundational) aspect of confirmation preparation as this is provided through the school they attend.  Parish discipleship and evangelization are aspects of confirmation preparation that are experienced at the parish level by all Candidates regardless of the school they attend.  This participation includes service projects, retreats, sponsor-parent-teen meetings, small & large group gatherings, an interview, a liturgy rehearsal and a mystagogia gathering. 

Confirmation for Unbaptized Children
Children ages seven and older who have not been baptized are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults that is adapted for children.  Children are prepared to receive the three Sacraments of Initiation:  Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. 
Please contact Errol Kissinger in the Office of Faith Formation at (707) 335-4674 or Debi Thurin at (707)-335-4688 for more information.
Confirmation through RCIA
Adults who are unbaptized or baptized, but have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, may prepare for these Sacraments through the RCIA program.  For more information, please contact Shannon Carter at
Adult Confirmation
Please contact Errol Kissinger, Director of Religious Education (Adult Confirmation)~ 707-335-4674 to register.

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St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

Teen & Youth Ministry Gatherings & Activities

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 The Sacrament of Confirmation

Forms & Information 

The 2019-2020 forms will be posted in the Fall 
YR I Confirmation Calendar
YR II Confirmation Calendar
Confirmation Youth Ministry Selection Form
YR I Sponsor Form 
YR II Candidate Saint Name Form
(For parents who will be assisting with carpooling off site)
St. Dominic’s Youth Group Choir
All teens are invited to sing in St. Dominic’s Youth Choir.  
For more information please contact Joe Lucero, at 
707-315-0680 or by email at
St. Dominic’s
Youth & Young Adult Mass
Do you have gifts and talents you would like to share with the Parish? 
Please join the youth, liturgical ministers of St. Dominic’s Parish at the Sunday, 5:00 Mass.  
Are you ready to share YOUR gifts?
 Sing with the youth choir
Serve as an Usher
Serve as a Lector/Reader
Serve as a Eucharistic Minister
Lisa Toomey – Office of Faith Formation at (707)-335-4697
Joe Lucero – Youth Choir at (707) 315-0680
We look forward to seeing you at Mass!

Teen Formation & Confirmation Coordinator

Contact Information:
Lisa Toomey  

Need to make a Confirmation (RE) payment?  

Looking for more information?
Some noteworthy
Web Sites to visit:
Faith Shared Joyfully
Link can be found on this Parish website.
Life Teen is a movement within the
Roman Catholic Church
that leads teenagers and their families
into a deeper relationship with
Jesus Christ and His Church.
Youth Advisory Council ~ Youth Leadership
Young people, grades 8-12 who would like to serve on the council are invited to participate in this leadership ministry.
Council members are called to share and further develop their gifts within St. Dominic’s Church by representing the “voice” of the young people in our community, while advocating the importance of parish Youth Ministry.
Youth Advisory Council Goals:
  • To develop leadership skills and to share these talents with the larger Church.
  • To grow in Catholic identity, personal faith, and to be an example of a good Christian.
  • To organize parish youth activities, encourage youth participation, and foster youth faith development.
For more information, please contact the
Office of Faith Formation at 335-4697.