sacraments

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is also known as Communion, Holy Communion or The Blessed Sacrament. For many non-Catholics this sacrament is very controversial. However, for Catholics it is considered to be of central importance. Here we discuss Catholic teaching on the Eucharist. When was the first Eucharist celebrated? The Christian tradition holds and the Catholic faith will …

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How to go to Confession

Prayers for Confession

For Catholics, the sacrament of Confession (also known as Reconciliation or Penance) is a wonderful opportunity to encounter the mercy of God through the ministry of the priest. God always offers grace and forgiveness through Confession, but you can increase your openness to this grace by making Confession a prayerful experience before, during, and after …

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Catholic Marriage

Marriage, also known as matrimony, is a sacrament in the Catholic Church; it is the union of one male to one female in order to come closer to God and is the appropriate venue in which to bear children. Marriage is a sacred covenant between each spouse with each other and with God.