Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments of the Church

 

 

 

What is a Sacrament?

The catechism defines a sacrament as “an inward and invisible sign of an outward and spiritual grace given unto us, ordained by Christ himself, as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to assure us thereof”. They are instituted by Christ as outward expressions of God’s love for His people. Their purpose is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God.

The Sacraments of Initiation
BaptismConfirmationThe Eucharist

The Sacraments of Healing
ReconciliationAnointing of the Sick

The Sacraments of Vocation
MatrimonyHoly Orders