The Catholic Church believes that the Sacraments were instituted by Jesus and are ways we experience grace through them. When the church celebrates any of the sacraments, Jesus connects with us and is present in our lives, offering us his graces.
The Church celebrates seven sacraments, divided into three categories (with thanks to the US Bishops for their information):
Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation
Sacraments of Healing: Penance, Anointing of the Sick
Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Marriage and Holy Orders
Through the Sacraments, God shares his holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier.
Please click on the menu at left for details on how the sacraments are celebrated at St. Michael’s Parish.