Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification.
The Seven Sacraments can be drawn together in three categories:
- Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist)
- Sacraments of Healing (Reconciliation and Sacrament of the Sick)
- Sacraments of Vocation (Marriage and Holy Orders)
Sacraments of Initiation: For adults, it is normal for these sacraments to be celebrated all at once at the Easter Vigil. The preparation and celebration of these sacraments is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.