The seven sacraments are a gift from God, instituted by Christ during his ministry on earth to bring grace to us at all stages of our Christian life.
Sacraments of Christian Initiation
The sacraments of Christian Initiation lay the foundations of every Christian life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened through Confirmation, and receive spiritual nourishment through the Eucharist.
Sacraments of Healing
Despite the new life, strength and continual nourishment received through the sacraments of Christian Initiation, we can be weakened and even lost by sin. The sacraments of Healing restore our body and soul.
Sacraments of Vocation
The sacraments of Christian Initiation and Healing are directed toward God and self. The sacraments of Vocation are directed toward God and others.