“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even until the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19
The Sacraments are “efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us” (CCC 1131). In other words, a Sacrament is a sacred and visible sign that is instituted by Christ to give us grace, an undeserved gift from God. Christ was present at the inception of all of the Sacraments, which He instituted 2,000 years ago. Christ is also present every time each Sacrament is celebrated. The Catholic Church has all of the seven Sacraments instituted by Christ, which include Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that “the seven Sacraments touch all the stages and all important moments of the Christian life” (CCC 1210).
Our parishioners and students have opportunities for daily Confession, daily Mass, weekly Adoration, and to partake in various devotionals throughout the week. Come encounter Christ in His Sacraments at St. John’s with us!