Participating in the Life of Christ

The sacraments of the Church are the embodied Word of God. They are tangible real signs, symbols, and gestures. Just as Jesus is the real, living, and enfleshed "sacrament" of God, so then are the seven sacraments the real presence of Christ in the midst of his faithful people. 

The Catholic Church recognizes seven sacraments that have been handed onto the Church from Jesus Christ. These seven sacraments are the principal means by which the disciples of Jesus experience his presence and grace in their lives. The sacraments each gift the faithful with spiritual gifts to participate in the mission of Christ on earth. 

Click on each sacrament to learn about these great signs of God's love and how they are celebrated at St. John Neumann Parish:

Baptism       Confirmation        Eucharist         Marriage         Holy Orders       Anointing of the Sick       Reconciliation


If you are not baptized, or if you are from another Christian denomination, and would like to become a member of the Catholic Church in the Roman tradition, please click here to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: RCIA.