Sacraments are visible signs of an invisible spiritual reality. They are encounters with Christ himself that transform our hearts and souls, and they “touch all the stages and all important moments of the Christian life.” (CCC 1210)
The Catholic Church has seven sacraments. The sacraments of Initiation bring a person into the faith: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion. The sacraments of Healing bring healing to our souls and bodies: Reconciliation (or Confession) and the Anointing of the Sick. And lastly, the sacraments of Communion and Mission: Matrimony and Holy Orders.