“Sacraments are ‘powers that come forth’ from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are ‘the masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1116
The seven sacraments can be drawn together in three categories:
- Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist
- Sacraments of Healing – Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
- Sacraments of Vocation – Marriage and Holy Orders
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
For adults who have not been baptized, or who have been baptized in another denomination and wish to be received into the Catholic faith, the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) are to be celebrated at the same time at the Easter Vigil. The preparation and celebration of these sacraments is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
See the page regarding RCIA under ‘Grow in Faith’ at this website.