Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation into the Christian life. Through baptism God frees us from all sin, both original and personal, and makes us members of the Church by uniting us with Christ. Through baptism we become an adopted child of God.

Baptism is a prerequisite to receiving the other sacraments of the Church.

Confirmation

Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation into the Church. Confirmation completes the grace given to us from the sacrament of baptism by sealing us with the gift of the Holy Spirit. It equips us to participate fully in the mission and life of the Church.

Eucharist

Eucharist is one of the sacraments of initiation into the Church. It is the source and summit of the Christian life. Through the Eucharist we participate in our Lord’s total self-giving sacrifice to the Father. At the Eucharist we give praise to the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit and, in turn, we are sanctified by God. The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the center of the Church’s life.

Reconciliation

This sacrament of healing reconciles the sinner to God and the Church, Christ’s Body.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament of healing is offered to those who face serious surgery, illness or death because of old age. A special grace of healing and comfort is given through this sacrament.

Marriage

This sacrament is a sacrament in service of communion. It is directed toward the salvation of others. Through an exchange of consent a man and woman commit themselves to love each other until death. The sacrament is ordered by God to the well-being of the spouses and the procreation and upbringing of children.

Holy Orders

This sacrament is a sacrament in service of communion. It is directed toward the salvation of others. Through this sacrament the mission entrusted by Christ to His apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time. There are three distinct degrees associated with this sacrament: Deacon, Priest, and Bishop.