Sacraments of the Church
The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the church by which divine life is dispensed to us . Celebrated worthily in the faith, the sacraments confer the grace that they signify. They are efficacious because in them Christ himself is at work: It is he who baptises, he who acts in his sacraments in order to communicate the grace that each sacrament signifies
A sacrament is often defined as an outward sign of an inward grace. This is because each of the sacrament rest upon an outward material sign that was designated by Christ as a way to gain an outpouring of God’s own divine life
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
PENANCE AND RECONCILATION
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Anointing of the sick
They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
May God bless you all as you make yourselves useful instruments in the hand of our Creator and as we live in harmony with all nature