Christ instituted the sacraments of the new life. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The Sacraments are at the very heart of our Catholic faith and touch all the important moments of Christian life; moments where divine grace enters our lives through ordinary means such as water, oil, bread, and wine. They are encounters with our God and profound moments of healing, conversion and new life. We invite you to learn more about the Sacraments and how to prepare for and receive them here at St. John the Baptist Church.