Sacraments / Faith Formation
The Seven Sacraments
The life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.
There are seven sacraments:
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament/ They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions" (CCC 1131).
The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ. The sacraments impart grace, and the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.
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