Worship Life & Sacraments
Msgr. Michael D. McGraw, Pastor
Msgr. Steven Bosso, Assisting
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH:
(Gift, Grace and Communion with the Love of God)
Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven:
- 1. Baptism
- 2. Confirmation
- 3. Holy Eucharist
- 4. Holy Orders
- 5. Holy Matrimony
- 6. Penance/ Reconciliation
- 7. Anointing of the Sick
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
The Sacraments of Vocation or at the Service of Communion are Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony.
The Sacraments of Healing are Penance or Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.
Briefly, through the Sacraments of Christian Initiation, we receive the new life of Christ. The Sacraments of Vocation or at the Service of Communion confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God. And the Sacraments of Healing forgive our sins and restore us back to good health.
Except for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders which are administered only once, as they render a permanent seal or character upon one’s soul, the rest could be received repeatedly specially the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Penance or Reconciliation.