«Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.»
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1116
What is a sacrament?
The sacraments are the union of words, signs, and actions through which Jesus communicates his grace to us.
Jesus himself instituted these sacraments, and they are protected and administered by the Church. Each sacrament has its own unique meaning that leads to receiving the grace of Christ along with the presence of God the Father and the Holy Spirit.
There are a total of seven sacraments. To discover more about them and the requirements for accessing them at Sacred Heart Church in Rowlett and in the Diocese of Dallas, please explore further.
Baptism opens the door for our children to receive the other sacraments, and become an integral part of the larger community of faith.
When we go to confession or reconciliation, we confess our sins to Jesus who is always waiting to forgive us.
The Eucharist is the most important Sacrament in the Christian faith because it allows us to receive Jesus in a REAL and OBJECTIVE way. This is why Catholics hold it in immense devotion.
Confirmation is the third sacrament of Christian initiation, after Baptism and First Communion. It imprints the seal of the Holy Spirit on our soul, making us mature Christians,.
While in other sacraments it is the bishop, priest or deacon who confers them, in the case of marriage, it is the man and the woman who grant it by giving their consent in the presence of God.
Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests, and deacons receive the power and grace to perform their duties. The Holy Spirit is especially present during this sacrament..