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The Holy Sacraments

The Catholic Church has seven Holy Sacraments, mystical channels of divine grace instituted by Christ. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments of Service (Marriage and Holy Orders).

“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Cor 5:20

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever.” Jn 6:51

“Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit” Acts 8:17

“…a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one. This is a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the Church” Ephesians 5:31-32

“So they (the disciples) went out and preached that men should repent…and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.” Mk 6: 12-13

“Only Christ is the true priest, the others being only his ministers.” St Thomas Aquinas, Hebr. 8.4