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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, to grow in their faith, and attend Mass each week.  
 
 
 
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YR I Confirmation 2017~18 Online Registration 
 
A parent may register his/her teen into YR I Confirmation by submitting an online confirmation registration form click here.  
 
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.
 
When does Confirmation begin for the 2017 ~ 2018 School Year? 
 
There will be a YR I Parent/Teen Confirmation Orientation meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017 & Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Parent and teen only need to attend one meeting of their choice.
 
There will be a YR II Parent/Teen Confirmation Orientation meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017 & Thursday, September 21, 2017.  Parent and teen only need to attend one meeting of their choice. 
 
 
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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 rcia@stdombenicia.org
 
 
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 fall 2017 and will culminate with the celebration of the Sacrament on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s in Vacaville.  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

 
Youth Advisory Council
2017~2018
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Contact Information 

 

 

Teen Formation & Confirmation Coordinator:
Lisa Toomey
 
Phone:  
707-335-4697
 
 
Email:  
ltoomey@stdombenicia.org
 
 

 

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Looking for more information?
 
Here are some noteworthy
Web Sites to visit:
 
 
Busted Halo: 
Faith Shared Joyfully
http://bustedhalo.com/
 
 
 
Formed.org 
Parishioners please 
use access code
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Lifeteen.com
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

       Forms & Information                                    Upcoming Events

  
 
Confirmation Registration:
 
 
Confirmation Calendars:
 Available Fall 2017 
 
 
How to pay the Confirmation Fee
 
 
 
YR II Teen Confirmation Forms
 
 
 
 
YR I Teen Confirmation Forms
 
 
 
 
YR I & 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 joelucero@prodigy.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
For more information, please contact the
Office of Faith Formation at 335-4697.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Dominic’s Youth & Young Adult Mass
Please join the youth of St. Dominic’s Parish at the Sunday, 5:00 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
or
Joe Lucero – Youth Choir at (707) 315-0680
.

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

 
 
 
 
 
Life Skills: 
Youth Cooking Class Series
6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Parish Hall
 
June 22
 
July 19 
 
August 23
 
To register, email:  ltoomey@stdombenicia.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 food downtown.
Please register with the Office of Faith Formation:
 ltoomey@stombenicia.org
 
8-30-17
 
4-25-18
 
5-23-18
 
6-27-18
 
8-29-18
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food Bank Service Project: 
 
There will be a youth Food Bank service project on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 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.
 
Additional Food Bank Date: 
 
 
Wednesday, 3.14.18
 

Please contact the Office of Faith Formation to register: ltoomey@stdombenicia.org

 
 
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 Date: 
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 PM
 
   Gather:  
6:00 pm in front of St. Dominic’s Church 
Walk to the pier on 1st Street for the Rosary
 
  Conclude: 
with dessert downtown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teen Bible Study
 
Teen Bible Study will meet next in the Fall of 2017 on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm
All are welcome!
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
KNOTS for LOVE
Fall of 2017 ~ Winter 2018
 
 
 
Meetings will take place inside the Ministry Center in the
Siena Room from 7:00-8:00 pm on:
 
10/25
 
12/13
 
1/31
 
2/28
 
3/21
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADVENT OPEN DOOR  
Make An Advent Wreath
 
Wednesday,
November 29th
7:00 – 8:00 PM 
in the Siena Room