Sacraments & Celebrations

“The purpose of the Sacraments is to sanctify [human beings], to build up the Body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God … They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it.” (“Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy”, Documents of Vatican II).

In the Catholic Church there are seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance (or Reconciliation), Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony (or Marriage), and Holy Orders.

At other pivotal moments in one’s life, whether they be moments of joy or grief, such as wedding anniversaries or deaths, Catholics choose to celebrate and pray in Liturgies.

There are seven sacraments: