Here is a summary of the seven sacraments.
The first step of commitment and discipleship is the Sacrament of Baptism. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of embracing God.
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Catholics believe in receiving the Eucharist or more commonly known as Communion. We believe Jesus died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
Penance has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness and as a result we are called to forgive others.
Next is Confirmation. Confirmation is a commitment and an extending of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of initiation for Catholics and it’s often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
For Catholics, marriage or Holy Matrimony is a symbol that one gives oneself wholly to another. The union of husband and wife is an expression of family values and also God’s values.
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In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the priest vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist) and proclaiming the Gospel and providing other means to holiness.
Anointing of the Sick
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites is a ritual of healing. Not only for our physical being but for mental and spiritual healing.
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