Sacraments

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. 
Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. 

Through Penance we receive God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins. In Penance we receive Jesus’ healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.

The Eucharist nourishes our life of faith. Its signs are the bread and wine we receive—the Body and Blood of Christ.

Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.

In Matrimony a baptized man and woman are united with each other as a sign of the unity between Jesus and his Church. Matrimony requires the consent of the couple, as expressed in the marriage promises. The couple and their wedding rings are the signs of this sacrament.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus and brings forgiveness of sins. Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament. A person is anointed with oil and receives the laying on of hands from a priest.

This one is not a part of the sacraments. It is a sacramental, by which we conclude our terrestrial life and join our eternal reword, with Christ and as such is very important in a life of a catholic.

By commencing the body of our brother/sister to the ground we pray for his/her soul and at the same time remember that this is our faith too and examine our conscience if we are ready too.