The Church recognizes seven sacraments or ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Catholics. They have a visible and invisible reality; a reality open to all the human senses. We can only grasp their God-given depths with eyes of faith.
We believe sacraments are at the same time, both signs and instruments of God’s grace. Jesus gives us this basic information in word and deed to communicate His love and direction for the world. Guided by the Holy Spirit, He uses the ministers or the Church to administer the Sacraments.
There are seven sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders. These seven sacraments touch all the stages and important moments of the Christian life. They give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. Thus, there is a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
Jesus shares His Holiness with us through the Sacraments, so that we, in turn, can share His message of holiness to the world.