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Confirmation 2017 ~ 2018
YR I Confirmation Registration for the 2017-18 school year is closed.
Please contact the Office of Faith Formation
in the spring of 2018 to register for the 2018-19 school year.
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.  
YR I & YR II Candidate Mass Reflection Form 
This form should be completed after attending Mass each week beginning November 12, 2017. 
Forms will be due by Monday evenings. 
Please go here to access the form.   
YR II online forms to be completed:  
YR II Parent:  Please complete the online
Church Records Form.
Please click here
YR II Teen:  Please complete the online
Called by Name (Saint Form).
Please click 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. 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 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 spring of the second year.  Regardless of the school a teen candidate attends, preparation takes place at the parish level and includes teens who are home-schooled and those who are in public or private school, including Catholic schools. 




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 other aspects of confirmation preparation that are experienced by all Candidates regardless of the school they attend.  This 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
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 on Sunday, September 3rd and will culminate with the celebration of the Sacrament on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s in Vacaville.  Classes meet on Sundays from 2:00-3:30 in the large room downstairs in the Ministry Center.  If interested, please contact the Office of Faith Formation for more details: 
Errol Kissinger, Director of Religious Education (Adult Confirmation)~ 707-335-4674 


Confirmation at St. Dominic's Benicia



St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

Teen & Youth Ministry Gatherings & Activities

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 The Sacrament of Confirmation

Forms & Information 

Confirmation Calendars
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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Life Teen is a movement within the
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that leads teenagers and their families
into a deeper relationship with
Jesus Christ and His Church.
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
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.
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!