Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

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The Sacraments of the Catholic Church

The sacraments of the Catholic Church are practices of faith. As such they are the ritual actions that Catholics celebrate together, in which we actually encounter God. They are moments that lead us into a deeper way of being truly ourselves, as we appreciate God's presence within us, and within the daily actions of our lives.
 
The seven sacraments can be separated into three groups:
 
SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION which bring a person into the full life of Christ
  • Baptism
  • Eucharist 
  • Confirmation 
SACRAMENTS OF HEALING which heal both the soul and the body
  • Reconciliation
  • Anointing of the Sick 
SACRAMENTS OF COMMITMENT in which a person responds to a specific call of of God
  • Marriage
  • Holy Orders