And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.
— John 17:23-23
Seven Sacraments in the Catholic Church
3 Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation
2 Sacraments of Service: Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders
2 Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
The Church celebrates the Sacraments instituted by Christ to bring the many to God by His grace and mercy.
The Sacraments center on the Eucharist where members of the Church become the Body of Christ to share in his death and resurrection and thus to share in his eternal life and glory.
Anointing of the Sick
The first three Sacraments are for full initiation into the Catholic Church. Note how they correspond to the Holy Trinity.
Matrimony and Holy Orders are vocational Sacraments. Catholics who follow these two ways of life are called to serve the family of God in the very lives they live. Married couples are to raise their children in the Catholic faith; their family should frequently surround the Table of the Lord. Ordained ministers serve the Church especially through celebrating the Sacraments and leading all the faithful to Christ in their pastoral services.
Married or single, we are all called to live truly as God's children and Christ's disciples by virtues of Baptism and Confirmation. We share at the Table of the Lord and live the good news of salvation in the world.
Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are Sacraments of mercy and healing. The recipients open themselves to the grace of God and live diligently and courageously in harmony with God's will in all circumstances. Doing the will of God is our strength! (See Matthew 7:21 & 12:50)
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