St. Dominic Catholic Church

2002 Merton Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90041 | (323) 254-2519


In the early Church, when adults were baptized they were also anointed with perfumed oil called chrism.  This anointing highlights the name "Christian," which means "anointed" and is taken from the name of Christ, whom God "anointed with the Holy Spirit."  (Rev. 7:2-3)  It is the third and final part of Christian initiation, which begins with baptism and is renewed each week in a person's participation in Sunday Mass.  Confirmation strengthens the gift of the Holy Spirit received at baptism and is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once given to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.  The Holy Spirit is the Christian's guide throughout life.

The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.

John 14:26

For Youth

The Teen Confirmation program is for teens in grades 9-12. The two-year program begins in September, and all are asked to register beginning late August of each year.  There is one class for Year 1 and another class for Year 2. For more information

Regular Mass attendance and parent involvement is crucial and required to prepare for this Sacrament.

For Adults

For baptized non-Catholic Christians

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a journey for Adults seeking full Communion with the Catholic Church through Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. This process allows adults to explore their relationship with God through the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  The sessions cover Scripture, Prayer, Sacraments, Who is Jesus, Church teachings, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and the Saints.

For information please call Sr. Joyanne Sullivan, S.N.D. at 323-254-2519 or e – mail

The process is on-going and meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Adult Ed House.