Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace. The Church celebrates seven sacraments

Holy Orders
Las Órdenes Sagrada
Anointing of the Sick
La Unción de los Enfermos

The Sacraments

I. Baptism
The sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of life—supernatural life. When the sacrament of Baptism is administered, the spiritual vacuum which we call original sin disappears as God becomes present in the soul, and the soul is caught up into that sharing of God’s own life which we call sanctifying grace.

II. Reconciliation (Confession)
The sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament in which the priest, as the agent of God, forgives sins committed after Baptism, when the sinner is heartily sorry for them, sincerely confesses them, and is willing to make satisfaction for them.

III. Eucharist (Communion)
The catechism points out that the Holy Eucharist is both a sacrifice and a sacrament. As a sacrifice the Holy Eucharist is the Mass. The Mass is that divine action in which Jesus, through the agency of the human priest, changes the bread and wine into His own Body and Blood and continues through time the offering which He made to God on Calvary—the offering of Himself for mankind. The act by which we receive the Holy Eucharist is called Holy Communion

IV. Confirmation
While Confirmation is a distinct and complete sacrament in its own right, its purpose is to perfect in us that which was begun in Baptism. We might say—in a sense—that we are baptized in order to be confirmed. The Catechism’s section on Confirmation says that Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Its effects are to:

  • Root us more deeply in divine filiation (being children of God)
  • Unites us more firmly to Christ
  • Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
  • Strengthens our bond with the Church
  • Associates us more closely to her mission of bearing witness to Christ
  • Helps us and more strictly obliges us to spread and defend the faith by word and deed

V. Marriage
To ensure the right use of the procreative power God founded the institution of marriage: the lifelong and irrevocable union of one man and one woman.  Up to the time of Christ, marriage, although a sacred union, was still only a civil contract between a man and a woman. Jesus, however, took this contract, this exchange of marital consent between man and woman, and made the contract a conveyor of grace. He made marriage a sacrament, the sacrament of Matrimony among Christians.

VI. Holy Orders
The sacrament of Holy Orders creates a priest. There are two notable ways in which the sacrament of Holy Orders differs from the other sacraments. One is the fact that Holy Orders can be administered only by a bishop. Only a bishop has the power to ordain priests. An ordinary priest cannot pass his power on to another. The second way in which Holy Orders differs from other sacraments is that Holy Orders is not received all at once.

VII. Anointing of the Sick (Extreme Unction)
The Anointing of the Sick is a remarkable sign of God’s great love for us. In his merciful efforts to bring us safely to himself in heaven, God seems to have gone to the very limit. The Catechism of the Catholic Church’s section on the Anointing of the Sick defines the purpose of the sacrament as “the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age.” (Catechism, 1527)

Los Sacramentos

I. Bautismo 

El sacramento del bautismo es el comienzo de la vida, la vida sobrenatural. Cuando se administra el sacramento del bautismo, el vacío espiritual que llamamos pecado original desaparece cuando Dios se hace presente en el alma, y el alma queda atrapada en ese compartir de la vida de Dios que llamamos gracia santificante.

II Reconciliación (Confesión) 

El sacramento de la Reconciliación es un sacramento en el cual el sacerdote, como agente de Dios, perdona los pecados cometidos después del Bautismo, cuando el pecador los lamenta sinceramente, los confiesa sinceramente y está dispuesto a satisfacerlos.

III. Eucaristía (comunión)

 El catecismo señala que la Sagrada Eucaristía es tanto un sacrificio como un sacramento. Como sacrificio, la Sagrada Eucaristía es la Misa. La Misa es esa acción divina en la que Jesús, a través de la agencia del sacerdote humano, transforma el pan y el vino en Su propio Cuerpo y Sangre y continúa a través del tiempo la ofrenda que hizo a Dios. en el Calvario, la ofrenda de sí mismo por la humanidad. El acto por el cual recibimos la Sagrada Eucaristía se llama Santa Comunión.

IV. Confirmación 

Si bien la Confirmación es un sacramento distinto y completo por derecho propio, su propósito es perfeccionar en nosotros lo que se inició en el Bautismo. Podríamos decir, en cierto sentido, que somos bautizados para ser confirmados. La sección del Catecismo sobre la Confirmación dice que la Confirmación es el derramamiento especial del Espíritu Santo. Sus efectos son:

  • Enraizarnos más profundamente en la filiación divina (ser hijos de Dios)
  • Nos une más firmemente a Cristo
  • Aumenta los dones del Espíritu Santo en nosotros.
  • Fortalece nuestro vínculo con la Iglesia
  • Nos asocia más estrechamente a su misión de dar testimonio de Cristo
  • Nos ayuda y nos obliga más estrictamente a difundir y defender la fe con palabras y hechos

V. Matrimonio 

Para garantizar el uso correcto del poder procreador, Dios fundó la institución del matrimonio: la unión irrevocable de por vida de un hombre y una mujer. Hasta la época de Cristo, el matrimonio, aunque era una unión sagrada, todavía era solo un contrato civil entre un hombre y una mujer. Sin embargo, Jesús tomó este contrato, este intercambio de consentimiento matrimonial entre hombre y mujer, y convirtió el contrato en un transportador de gracia. Hizo del matrimonio un sacramento, el sacramento del matrimonio entre los cristianos.

VI. Las órdenes sagradas

El sacramento de las órdenes sagradas crea un sacerdote. Hay dos formas notables en que el sacramento de las órdenes sagradas difiere de los otros sacramentos. Una es el hecho de que las órdenes sagradas solo pueden ser administradas por un obispo. Solo un obispo tiene el poder de ordenar sacerdotes. Un sacerdote ordinario no puede pasar su poder a otro. La segunda forma en que las órdenes sagradas difieren de otros sacramentos es que las órdenes sagradas no se reciben de una vez.

VII. La Unción de los Enfermos (Unción Extrema) 

La Unción de los Enfermos es una señal notable del gran amor de Dios por nosotros. En sus esfuerzos misericordiosos para llevarnos a salvo a sí mismo en el cielo, Dios parece haber llegado al límite. La sección del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica sobre la Unción de los enfermos define el propósito del sacramento como “la concesión de una gracia especial para el cristiano que experimenta las dificultades inherentes a la enfermedad grave o la vejez”. (Catecismo, 1527)


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