“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.” Catechism of the Catholic Church

Christ and His Church have blessed us with seven sacraments – outward signs of God’s grace and love in our lives.  If we are lucky, most of us will receive 4-6 sacraments in our lifetime.  Here’s a little bit about those seven sacraments, and about sacramental preparation at Visitation Church.