The Sacraments of the Catholic Church are signs of grace and are full of divine power. They were instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church for His people. They touch all the stages and important moments of Christian life. They are celebrated to give divine life to those who receive them. The Church affirms that the sacraments are necessary for our salvation.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacraments as follows: “The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Sacraments. There are seven Sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.”
The Sacraments are: