The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. (CCC 1113)
While we believe that human life is infused with the sacramental goodness of God, the Catholic Church has defined seven sacraments - instituted by and through the life of Jesus Christ. It is through the experience of the sacramental ritual that we are infused with God’s grace. The Sacraments nourish and strengthen us as they express and build up our faith.
Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.
Sacraments are signs of God's grace in our lives - opening us to the presence of God in the world and in ourselves. Catholics have seven Sacraments that we believe were instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church for God's people.
Three Sacraments are initiation sacraments through which individuals are welcomed into the faith of Christ. These Sacraments are Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Two Sacraments are strengthening and renewing; Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.
Two Sacraments recognize the special call that some members of the community have for particular service; Marriage and Holy Orders.
The menu items to the right speak more about these sacraments and how you might recieve them here at Our Lady of the Lake.