The Catholic Church offers seven sacraments which are visible signs of grace, instituted by Christ. Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist are sacraments of initiation and are the foundation of our faith. Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are sacraments of healing. Matrimony and Holy Orders are sacraments of service.
I love the ceremony and tradition that defines each of the sacraments, and I am grateful that I can go to Communion and Confession as often as I’d like. I am awed by the fact that reception of the Eucharist at Mass transforms my body into a tabernacle in which I carry Christ out into the world. I also appreciate the humility required to say my sins out loud in the Confessional. It seems that the more often I participate in the sacraments, the more blessings and grace I receive.