"For the love of God is poured forth in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is given to us..." Romans 5:5
The goal of human life is union with God. To attain progress towards this beatitude is possible only with God’s help.God gives that help in a way out of proportion to fallen created nature, granting human beings a share in God's own nature, knowledge, and love.
Jesus is the ultimate sign of God’s loving presence among people. Jesus is the ultimate Sacrament.
The Church has defined seven Sacraments in which Catholics may partake. The initiation Sacraments that admit one to the family of God are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist (or Holy Communion.) The Sacraments of Healing are Reconciliation (also known as Confession or Penance.) The Sacraments of Service to the Church are Marriage and Holy Orders (celebrated for the bishop, priests and deacons.)
In our parish the Sacraments are prepared for as a parish and by the family in their home churches. The sacramental preparation is a separate standing program from faith formation, homeschooling and Catholic school. The youth as well as their parents attend classes for their particular age group so that all can come to a deeper appreciation of the Sacraments.