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Congratulations to the seventy young men and women of St. Dominic's Church
who were confirmed by Bishop Soto on Saturday, March 25, 2017
                                                        We give thanks for your discipleship and the diverse gifts you share with the Catholic Church.

                     May the Holy Spirit continue to work through you as you live your baptismal promises and may your hearts be open to receive God’s grace.

The Sacrament of Confirmation 2017 ~ 2018
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. 
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. It must be explained to the faithful that 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 will be 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 spring of the second year.  The program is experienced at the Parish level and includes teens who are home-schooled and those who are in public or private school, including Catholic schools. 
The Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of past, present, and future participation in the life of the Church.  Before immediate sacramental preparation begins in the 8th grade (or older), it is understood that candidates have acquired a basic understanding of Catholicism through continuous participation in religious education from a young age.  Candidates who wish to prepare for the sacrament should have a desire to deepen their relationship with God and to grow in their faith.
Registration for the 2017-18 School Year
Beginning in May 2017 a parent may register his/her teen into YR I Confirmation by submitting a completed confirmation registration form
(see below, under Forms & Information) to the Office of Faith Formation. 
The Office of Faith Formation is located on the 2nd floor of the Ministry Center (the building to the left of the Church, as you are looking at the Church).  Registered families will be notified via email in early September 2017 and given information about the parent/teen orientation meeting which will take place in late September.
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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
Adult Confirmation classes are available to adults who are 18 years of age and older, who are out of high school, and who have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.  Adult Confirmation classes will begin in spring 2017 and will culminate with the celebration of the Sacrament on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Cathedral in Sacramento.  If interested, please contact the Office of Faith Formation for more details:  
Errol Kissinger, Director of Religious Education ~ 707-335-4674 
Lisa Toomey Teen Formation/Confirmation Coordinator ~ 707-335-4697 


Confirmation at St. Dominic's Benicia


Confirmation Office Hours:

Mondays-Thursdays:  1:00-8:00 pm
 By appointment:  (707)-335-4687

Confirmation Contact Information:

Lisa Toomey
Teen Formation/Confirmation Coordinator 



       Forms & Information                               Upcoming Events

Confirmation Registration Forms 2017-2018
Confirmation Calendars - Available Fall 2017-18
How to pay the Confirmation Fee
YR II Teen Confirmation Forms
2017 2018 YR II Confirmation Sponsor/Teen Service Form
YR I Teen Confirmation Forms
YR I & YR II Parent Forms
(For parents who will be assisting with carpooling off site)
Sunday, 5:30 Youth & Young Adult Mass Ministry Schedule
St. Dominic's Youth Group Choir
All teens are invited to participate in St. Dominic's Youth Choir.  For more information please contact Joe Lucero, at
707-315-0680 or by email at
Wednesday Night Prayer Hikes
Grab a friend, your walking shoes, and a flashlight and join us for a local prayer hike that will include
several prayer stops followed by ice cream downtown.
Please register with the Office of Faith Formation:
Food Bank Service Project: 
June 21, 2017

There will be a youth Food Bank service project on Wednesday, June 21st from 5:30-8:00 pm. We will meet in front of SD Church at 5:30 and carpool to and from the Food Bank of Solano & Contra Costa, Fairfield location.

Please contact the Office of Faith Formation to register:

Teen Bible Study
Teen Bible Study will meet next in the Fall of 2017 on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm.  All are welcome!
Knots for Love will gather next in the Fall of 2017 
Meetings will take place inside the Ministry Center in the
Siena Room from 7:00-8:00 pm on:
Youth Advisory Council

St. Dominic’s Church is happy to announce the formation of a Youth Advisory Council.


Young people, grades 8-12 who would like to serve on the council are invited to complete an application. Council members are called to share and further develop their leadership 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.

The purpose of the Youth Council is:

 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.

The Youth Council members will be commissioned at the end of January 2017. Application materials are available here:
Please return completed applications to the Office of Faith Formation in the Ministry Center or to the Parish Rectory Office.
 St. Dominic's Youth & Young Adult Mass
Please join the youth of St. Dominic's Parish at the Sunday, 5:30 Mass.  Do you have gifts and talents you would like to share with the Parish?  If you would like to sing with the youth choir, serve as an usher, lector, or Eucharistic Minister at the 5:30 Mass, please contact: 
Lisa Toomey - Office of Faith Formation at (707)-335-4697
Joe Lucero - Youth Choir at (707) 315-0680

We look forward to seeing all youth and their families at this Mass!