The word "Sacrament" comes for the Latin sacramentum, which means "a sign of the sacred."
The Catholic Church celebrates seven sacraments or 'signs' that point us to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians.
They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence. That's what theologians mean when they say that sacraments are, at the same time, both signs and instruments of God's grace.Through these 'signs' we:
- Proclaim our Faith,
- Worship the Triune God
- Acknowledge unity with the Universal Church, and
- Rejoice in the Presence of God in our Lives.
If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. To learn more about the individual sacraments, please follow the links below.