Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

Sacraments

The Roman Catholic Church offers seven Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation (aka Confession or Penance), Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the Sacraments as: efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions. (CCC1131) Sacraments are occasions where we are blessed with God's own life and grace. They are moments when we encounter God personally. 

Please visit our pages for information about the reception of each sacrament. And call or email us if you have questions: 203-748-9029.