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Other Sacraments

The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Sacraments. As you know, the seven Sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

The purpose of the Sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and object, they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called “sacraments of faith.” The Sacraments impart grace.  In addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful to most effectively receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.

Mariage and Confirmation have their own sections with resources on this site; below are just a few resources for each of the other Sacraments.

Infant Baptism