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Due to the current situation with Covid-19, our 3/28/20
Confirmation Liturgy date has been postponed.
YR II families will be notified once we have a new date.  
Thank you for your understanding. 
May we keep all communities in our prayers.
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, 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. 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 
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.  The Confirmation journey includes service projects, retreats, sponsor-parent-teen meetings, small & large group gatherings, an interview, a liturgy rehearsal and a mystagogia gathering. 

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
Confirmation for adults is offered twice a year in our diocese. The next Confirmation Mass will take place on
November 2, 2019 in Vacaville.  This special Mass is for adults who were baptized in the Church, received First Holy Communion and have been regularly attending Mass, but were never confirmed. Those who have not received First Holy Communion and have not been attending Mass regularly should become candidates in RCIA.

It is the parish’s responsibility to prepare candidates for Confirmation based on the four pillars of the Catechism, with a special emphasis on the Rites of Initiation. Candidates should receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving Confirmation. 

Adult Confirmation classes at St. Dominic’s will take place during winter, 2020.  For more information, please contact Deacon Errol Kissinger at or call (707) 335-4674.




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Youth Ministry 

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 The Sacrament of Confirmation

Forms & Information 

2019 2020 Calendars 
2019 2020 Confirmation Forms 
YR II Confirmation Liturgy Date:  March 28, 2020 
Safe Haven Safety Training for Volunteers
(For parents who will be assisting with carpooling off site)
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 you would like to share with the Parish? 
All are welcome to serve as ministers at the Sunday, 5:00 Mass.  
 Sing with the youth choir 
Serve as an Usher
Serve as a Lector/Reader
For more information, 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 you at Mass!

Youth Ministry & Confirmation Coordinator

Contact Information:  Lisa Toomey  
707-335-4697 ~

Need to make a Confirmation (RE) payment?  

Youth Leadership
Young people, grades 8-12 who would like to serve on the council are invited to participate in this leadership ministry.
Council members are called to share and further develop their 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.
Youth Advisory Council Goals
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.
Looking for more information?
Faith Shared Joyfully
Link can be found on this Parish website.
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.