Administration of the Sacraments

THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven:

Baptism

Confirmation (or Chrismation)

The Eucharist (Holy Mass, Communion)

Penance (Confession, Reconciliation)

Anointing of the Sick

Holy Orders

Matrimony (Marriage, Wedding)

The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

(1210 from the Catechism of the Catholic Church)