The Latest News on the Fire Relief:

Just when we thought the affects of this fire couldn’t possibly reach us, we find many of our own parishioners facing evacuations and risking their own lives in the service of others. We have created this page to keep our St. Dominic’s Parishioners up to date with the latest relief efforts and how they can serve those in need.

LAST UPDATED on 11-14-17


The Knights of Columbus Breakfast

Come Meet and Thank Our Benicia Firefighters at a Special Knights of Columbus Breakfast Event!

In recognition of their brave efforts on the North Bay fire lines.
Nov.19th, 2017 Sunday Breakfast in the Parish Hall – 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon.

Full buffet menu including pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, beverages, scrambled eggs, and homemade breakfast breads and muffins.

Prices as usual – Adults-$9, Seniors (65+)-$8, Kids (7-13)-$5, Kids (under 7)-Free

ALL proceeds to SVdP Fire Disaster Relief

Presented by Knights of Columbus – Fr. Vilarrasa Council #7268

Several firefighters will be on-hand, as duties allow, most likely between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.


SVDP Collection:

We collected over $15,000 from our 5th Sunday of the Month, October 28th/29th for St. Vincent de Paul, and the parish matched another $5,000 that will go directly to the local fire victims through the North Bay Chapters of St. Vincent de Paul. You may still give online through our Online Giving here.
Then click “Quick Give” and choose Fire Relief Fund.

Gift Cards for Victims:

As our North Bay Fires response enters the next phase of support from evacuation centers meeting basic needs to a relocation effort, our charitable partners Society of St. Vincent de Paul and north bay Catholic Schools, need gift cards to help families establish new households. We’ve collected over $1700 toward this program for Fire Relief.

We will be placing bulk orders of gift cards through our St. Dominic School
Shop with Scrip
Program. Complete the form below and select the retailers you’d like us to purchase cards on your behalf, we’ll place bulk orders and deliver directly to our partners. Include a check written to St. Dominic’s Church and return to the parish office. We will report the amount donated weekly in the bulletin! Thank you! You can download the order form here:


Love is Thicker Thank Smoke, A Walk for Fire Relief

A group of school families organized a community walk that over 250 parishioners and families attended and another 100 supported through purchase of t-shirts!
Love is Thicker Than Smoke, A 5K Walk for Fire Relief took place on Saturday, November 4th, 8AM-10:30AM at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo. Click here to view our slideshow.
The walk generated over $15,500 that will benefit the Anova School for children and adults with high-functioning Autism, St. Rose Elementary School and SVdP of Santa Rosa County. Great job St. Dominic School for leading this great event!

Partnering with Local Faith Communities

Fr. Jerome reached out to the Northgate Christian Community and offered support in working together as a whole community for those in need. They successfully put in place a system for receiving and distributing donated items for evacuation shelters in Santa Rosa and Napa and we are so proud of our parishioners that stepped up to help with these efforts in the first days of the Fire Response.  

Emergency Resources for Our Families at Risk

We recommend the following list of emergency information programs for the latest updates in your area and how to prepare in case of evacuation. 

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert System. This system enables the City of Benicia to provide you with critical information quickly.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.
  • For those in need of pastoral support, please call Fr. Jerome at 707-747-7220 and press “1” to speak directly to him.
  • For updates on the fire activity you can check FireMap at