Daily Readings, Daily Meditation, & Saint of the Day
“Sacraments are like hoses. They are channels of living water of God's grace. Our faith is like opening the faucet. We can open it a lot, a little, or not at all.”
Sacraments are an outward sign of God's love for us and milestones in our faith journey. When we receive a sacrament, God pours out his grace on us as we commit ourselves to Him.
Sacraments are transformative; their very purpose is to build up our holiness and draw us closer to God. Participating in the sacraments can also be a way of evangelizing to those around us who witness our faith, becoming the fruit of the grace that God imparts on us as we worship Him.
Worship is integral to our lives as Christians. When we engage in the prayer and rituals of the church, we fulfill our role as the body of Christ.
Baptism marks the entry of the believer into the Christian community. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and joined with Christ, sharing in His divinity and destined for eternal life. Click here for more information.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation gives us the opportunity to express our sorrow for things we have done wrong, to heal broken relationships, and to grow closer to God. Click here for more information.
The Eucharist is the sacrament in which we receive the Body and Blood of Christ. When we celebrate Mass and receive Him in the Eucharist we are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Click here for more information.
Through the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, special graces are bestowed upon those who are ill or in pain. The sacrament helps the recipients grow in faith and trust in God. Click here for more information.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is a sacrament of service which ordains the recipient to the office of Bishop, Priest or Deacon. Ordained clergy are called to unify, bless, and teach, as a sign of Christ in the local church and community. Click here for more information.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is when we receive the Holy Spirit, through the anointing with oil and the laying on of hands by the bishop or a priest appointed by him. Click here for more information.
Marriage is the sacrament of self-giving love which two people offer to each other as a reflection of God's love for us. It is a covenant relationship between a man and a woman. Click here for more information.