About the sacraments
The three sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Each is meant to strengthen your faith and forge a deeper relationship with God. Baptism frees you from original sin, confirmation strengthens your faith and Eucharist allows you to taste the body and blood of eternal life and be reminded of Christ’s love and sacrifice.
WHERE DID THE SACRAMENTS ORIGINATE?
In the Bible, Christ gives his followers clear instructions on how to administer and receive each of the sacraments. This is seen through his work with the Apostles, healing the sick, parables, giving his body and blood to nourish our souls and forgiving sinners. The Church administers these holy sacraments as instructed, in order for all to worship God and receive His salvation.
The two sacraments of healing are Penance or Confession and Anointing the Sick. Penance allows for spiritual healing and absolution for people who have distanced themselves from God through sin. Anointing the sick allows for both physical and spiritual healing. When one falls seriously ill, a minister anoints them and prays over them, calling on Christ to strengthen and heal.
Sacraments are God’s grace for salvation, sacred signs guiding our journey with Him, teaching His word and expressing devotion.
THE SACRAMENTS OF SERVICE
Through Marriage and the Holy Orders, couples and the clergy promise to serve and build up the church community.