The Sacraments are defined as outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ to help individuals in their spiritual life and to grow in holiness. Sacraments are mysteries; they are signs of the sacred presence of our God in our midst today. They are more than mere signs, however, for the sacraments impart grace. The sacraments help to make people holy and build-up the body of Christ. They are a way to relate to God throughout life’s transitions and help us to give praise and worship to God. They help us nourish, strengthen, and express our faith. Through the sacraments, Jesus remains with His people, strengthening, healing, feeding, and forgiving them as they face life’s challenges.
The Catholic Church celebrates seven Sacraments, which were instituted by Christ during his earthly ministry and which continue to define the liturgical life of the Church today. The Sacraments nourish, strengthen, and express faith. Listening to the Word of God and receiving the Sacraments continually bring us face to face with the image of God. All of the Church’s sacraments, and in particular the sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist, show us the original plan that God has for humanity, then introduce us to this plan, and remind us of this plan.
Anointing of the Sick
- Baptism at the SBS Catholic Collaborative can be scheduled by contacting the office at(617) 268-8100, or by speaking with Deacon Alejandro or Deacon Paul after Mass.
- If you are in need of Adult Confirmation or have never received the Sacraments of Initiation, please call the SBS office at (617) 268-8100.
- If you are planning to get married, please contact one of the priests or deacons as soon as possible. We will be more than happy to meet with you for a discussion!