7 Sacraments in the Catholic Church
- 3 Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
- 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 people to God to receive His grace and mercy.
The Sacraments center on the Eucharist where members of the Church become more and more the Body of Christ to share in his death and resurrection and thus share in his eternal life and glory.
- Holy Orders
- 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 life they live. Married couples are to raise their children in the faith of the Church; their family should frequently surround the Table of Life. Ordained ministers serve the Church especially through celebrating the Sacraments and leading others to Christ in their services.
Those who live single lives are also called to live truly as God's children and Christ's disciples by virtues of Baptism and Confirmation. We are called to share at the Table of the Lord and to 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 more in harmony with His will. "Doing the will of God is our strength!"
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