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'Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law … The seven sacraments touch all stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith.' (The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1210)

First and foremost, all sacraments are an encounter with Christ, who is Himself the original sacrament. Reflecting natural life and Christian life, the sacraments can be ordered as follows:

Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist (Communion)

Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation (Confession, Penance), Anointing of the Sick

Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Matrimony, Holy Orders