It is important to recognise how precious and indispensable for every Christian is the sacramental life in which the Lord transmits this matter in the community of the Church, and touches and transforms us. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church says, the sacraments are “powers that come forth from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit”… The sacraments are the great treasure of the Church and it is the task of each one of us to celebrate them with spiritual profit. In them an ever amazing event touches our lives: Christ, through the visible signs, comes to us, purifies us, transforms us and makes us share in his divine friendship.

Pope Benedict XVI

The Church’s Seven Sacraments – Baptism, Confession, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick – are the lifeblood of the Church and are the means through which Christ works in us. More information about each of these can be found on the following pages.

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