All the sacraments of the Church take their power from the Paschal Mystery of Easter in which Jesus, who was crucified, rose from the dead and is now alive and working in the Church to forgive, heal, strengthen and order all of creation is encountered afresh.  The Church administers the Sacraments in His name and they become real, life giving encounters with the Risen Christ.

In the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments:

BaptismConfirmation – Eucharist – the Sacraments of initiation

Reconciliation and Healing – the Sacraments of forgiveness and renewal.

Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony – the Sacraments of Order