Sacraments

I believe the seven sacraments truly hold in place the…great events of human life.  For these important moments, for birth and death, for growing up and marrying, we need some kind of sign, to give to this moment its full stature, its true promise, and also the dimension of being shared together.

Faith is not something that exists in a vacuum;  rather, it enters into the material world.  And it is through signs in the material that we are brought into contact with God. God became flesh and shares Himself with us in earthly things.  The sacraments are thus a kind of contact with God himself.  They show that this faith is not a purely spiritual thing.  The corporal dimension of faith expresses itself in the sacraments.
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Pope Benedict XVI

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Here at St Patrick’s all the sacraments of the Church have been celebrated: Baptism, Confession, Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick. These sacraments nourish and sustain us in holiness as we journey towards heaven. For particular information about each sacrament, please see the relevant page.