What is a sacrament?

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What is a sacrament?

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A sacrament is a celebration or ritual in the Catholic Church of a particular moment of God's grace in one's life. There are 7 recognized sacraments in the Catholic Church - they are also grouped into particular areas by the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

INITIATION SACRAMENTS:

  • Baptism [membership into the life of the church],
  • Confirmation [being sealed in the Holy Spirit],
  • Eucharist [the celebration of the Lord's supper and remembrance of God's love to us through Jesus' life, death and resurrection],

    SACRAMENTS OF HEALING:
  • Reconciliation [a moment to see and know how we have sinned and God forgives us for our sins again God and humanity],
  • Anointing of the Sick [the moment to have Christ heal and raises us up from
    our infirmities],

    SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE OF THE COMMUNION OF THE CHURCH:
  • Marriage, and
  • Holy Orders (for the diaconate, presbyterate and episcopacy).
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