The Catholic Sacraments
Confirmation is not a sacrament of maturity; it is a sacrament of initiation. Those who seek to be confirmed are asking to deepen their relationship with Christ and the believing community
The Church takes great joy in preparing couples to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. For a Catholic the expectation is that the wedding celebration will be in the presence of the official Church witness: a Deacon, Priest or Bishop. People commonly refer to this as “getting married in the Church.”
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
In the sacrament of the anointing of the sick we encounter Jesus who heals and consoles us by giving us the Holy Spirit. We remember that the Risen Lord comes to strengthen us in body, mind and spirit during our time of illness.
Order is a true sacrament instituted by Christ who ordained the Apostles at the Last Supper. The effect of the sacrament of order is to impart the Holy Spirit and to impress an indelible character, which permanently distinguishes those in orders from the laity.