There are seven Sacraments in the Catholic faith. These Sacraments fall into one of three categories. Click on any of the links below for more information, or click on any of the pages in the drop-down menu.
- Sacraments of Initiation
Baptism: Baptism is the first, and basic Sacrament of initiation. Typically in the Catholic faith, persons are baptised as infants.
Confirmation: At Holy Family, the Sacrament of Confirmation is for high school-aged tens who have completed a year of religious education.
Eucharist: Also called the Blessed Sacrament, the Eucharist celebration is seen as the source and summit of the Christian life, where baptised and confirmed Christian community receive the body and blood of Christ.
- Sacraments of Healing
Reconciliation: Confession and Reconciliation is the first of the Sacraments of healing. It is a way to obtain spiritual healing for any baptised person.
Anointing of the Sick: Jesus showed great love fot he sick in his ministry, and this Sacrament continues in this mission. In this Sacrament a priest anoints the sick with oil blessed specifically for the purpose of healing.
- Sacraments of Service