What are the seven Sacraments?

The seven sacraments are baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, marriage and holy orders. They are divided into three categories: Sacraments of initiation, Sacraments of healing and Sacraments of service.


What is a Sacrament?

God uses Sacraments to show His grace and help us achieve salvation. The word sacrament means “a sign of the sacred,” which is fitting as they are all outwards signs from God to us. They’re also celebrations of a continued journey and relationship with God.

Where did the Sacraments originate?

In the Bible, Christ gives his followers clear instructions on how to administer and receive each of the Sacraments. This is seen through his work with the Apostles, healing the sick, parables, giving his Body and Blood to nourish our souls and forgiving sinners. The Church administers these holy Sacraments as instructed, in order for all to worship God and receive His salvation.