Sacraments

A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the

Holy Spirit.

Baptism

Admission to the Christian Church.

 

In many cases baptism is performed on young children and is accompanied by name-giving.

The baptized are handed over through water, word and deed to Jesus the king accompanied by parents/ guardian, community, saints and angels.

First Communion

The baptized person for the first time receives the body, blood and divinity of Jesus Christ.

 

By continuing to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the rest of our lives, we become one with Christ and believe that we will share in His eternal life.

Confirmation

The baptized person, especially one baptized as an infant,

affirms fully conscious his/her Christian belief.

 

Through the sacrament of confirmation we are admitted as full members of the Catholic Church in the kingdom of Jesus Christ.

Matrimony

Man and woman united in the bonds of holy matrimony fully conscious in the presence of God.

A woman becomes wife to her husband and mother to his children and a man becomes husband to his wife and father to her children.

Confessions

The Sacrament of Penance also commonly called the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The person confessing does truly regret his/her faults and guilt in the presence of God through a priest who can give us an absolution by which the soul is washed clean by the forgiveness and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Anointing the Sick

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death.

 

It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.

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