The seven Sacraments instituted by Christ and are administered by the Church. These sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist (communion), Reconciliation (confession), Marriage, Holy Orders (ordination as a priest or deacon), and the Sacrament of the Sick (formerly called Extreme Unction or the Last Rites).
To receive any of these sacraments, an individual is required to go through some period of preparation to ensure they understand the meaning of the sacrament, and to help them make a sound decision whether or not to receive the sacrament(s).
The Sacrament of Baptism for Catholics is the first step in a lifelong journey of dedication and discipleship. Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God, whether we are baptised as infants or adults.
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. For Catholics, it is one of three Sacraments of Initiation. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest is ordained to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign for Catholics that one gives himself entirely to the other person. It is also a public declaration about God: the husband and wife's loving union speaks of family values and the values of God as well.
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The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. We find the unconditional forgiveness of God in it; hence we are called to forgive others.
Anointing of the Sick
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.