Sacraments

Sacraments are sacred, visible signs of God's loving grace and presence to humanity. The Roman Catholic community honors seven ritual sacraments. In the Sacraments of Initiation -- Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist -- new disciples are immersed in the waters of baptism, confirmed with oil and nourished with the Body and Blood of Christ. The Sacraments of Healing -- Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation -- offer Jesus' healing of body, mind and spirit to those who are ill and reconciliation & forgiveness of sin. In the Sacraments of Vocation -- Holy Orders and Matrimony -- are empowered to live out their Baptismal call in a holy way of life.