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By Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr., The Wanderer, December 14, 2021

(Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn. He received his BA in religious studies and his MA in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn.)

  • + + Having discussed the liturgy and its importance in our journey of faith, today we will begin examining the seven sacraments and their role in our lives.

    Christ instituted seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Marriage. The sacraments touch every aspect of our Christian lives. Through them we experience the birth, healing, and mission that is associated with the life of faith. Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are grouped together and called the Sacraments of Initiation.

    Together these sacraments lay the foundation of the Christian life. Penance and Anointing of the Sick are considered sacraments of healing, while Holy Orders and Marriage are geared toward the service of the Church and others.

    To assist us in understanding the sacraments better, each week will focus on one of the sacraments. …

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