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Congratulations to the sixty-four young men and women
of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church who were confirmed by Fr. Liam MacCarthy
on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 
May you continue to grow in faith and holiness
and be strengthened by the Holy Spirit as you serve as Disciples of Christ.   
Registration is Open
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 complete this online form. 
Monday, September 24th 7:00-8:00 PM in the Parish Hall for Last Names A-L
Tuesday, September 25th 7:00-8:00 PM in the Parish Hall for Last Names M-Z 
An email reminder will be sent in September to parents who have submitted an online reg form. 
Monday, September 17th 7:00-8:30 PM in the Parish Hall for Last Names A-H
Tuesday, September 18th 7:00-8:30 PM in the Parish Hall for Last Names I-S
Wednesday, September 19th 7:00-8:30 PM in the Parish Hall for Last Names T-Z 
YR II Parent:  Please complete the online
Church Records Form prior to September 14th, 2018.
Please go here
YR II Teen:  Please complete the online
Called by Name (Saint Form) prior to September 14th, 2018.
Please go here. 
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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
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults is offered twice a year.  The next Confirmation Mass for adults will take place Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Vacaville.  This rite is for adults who were baptized in the Church, have received First Holy Communion and have been regularly attending Mass, but were never confirmed.   Adult Confirmation classes will take place on Sundays, beginning September 9th from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Mary Magdalene Room (the large room, downstairs in the Ministry Center). 
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 

Confirmation Calendars
Calendars for the 2018-19 school year will distributed at the fall orientations meetings. 
Calendars will be uploaded online in early October.
YR II Teen Confirmation Forms
YR I Teen Confirmation Forms
YR II Parent Forms
(For parents who will be assisting with carpooling off site)
Sunday, 5:00 Youth & Young Adult
Mass Ministry Schedule  
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
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 all youth and their families at this Mass!
Youth Advisory Council ~
Youth Leadership


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 Advisory 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.
For more information, please contact the
Office of Faith Formation at 335-4697.


Teen Formation & Confirmation Coordinator

Contact Information 

Lisa Toomey  707-335-4697

Need to make a Confirmation (RE) payment?  



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into a deeper relationship with
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St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
Youth Advisory Council 2018~2019
Symantha Telepak-Compton
Symantha, a sophomore in high school, is a cheerleader and has served as secretary for the Class of 2020.  Symantha has altar served for six years and has helped within many ministries at St. Dominic’s Church.  She looks forward to planning and organizing youth activities and sharing her upbeat and positive attitude with others.
Leo Sanchez
Leo, a freshman in high school, looks forward to using his leadership skills to organize gatherings that will include and appeal to the diversity of the teens in our parish.  Leo is involved in baseball, soccer, football, and swimming where he has learned the importance of cooperation with others.  He has served as a Eucharistic Minister and has served at several Catholic Charities Luncheons.
Samantha Aguirre 

Samantha Aguirre is a freshman at Benicia High School. She is a student athlete with a love for music. When she isn’t practicing on the basketball court, she’s behind a drum set, trumpet, or even a guitar. Samantha is in her second year of confirmation and she ushers during the Youth & Young Adult Mass. She attended the Youth On A Mission leadership training with her fellow brothers and sisters so she will be prepared to serve as your St. Dominic’s Youth Advisory Council member and she couldn’t be more excited!

Nico Sanchez
Nico, a freshman in high school, has leadership skills and social skills that will be an asset when serving as a council member.  He hopes to make a positive impact on his fellow teens by including all the teens in the parish.  Nico participates in many sports:  soccer, baseball, paintball, football, and swimming.  He has served at the Catholic Social Services luncheon for the past six years, helped distribute food boxes with St. Vincent de Paul, and has served as a Eucharistic Minister.
We give thanks for these teens, for
their discipleship and leadership.  
God bless you!