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Sacraments

Sacraments

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God.

- Ephesians 2:8

 

What are the sacraments?

The Latin word sacramentum means "a sign of the sacred." The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence. That's what theologians mean when they say that sacraments are at the same time signs and instruments of God's grace.
 


If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. To learn more about the individual sacraments and the requirements to receive them at St. Peter Parish, please follow the links below.

 

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism
Eucharist
Confirmation

 

Sacraments of Healing

Reconciliation
Anointing of the Sick

 

Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Marriage
Holy Orders