There are seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. A sacrament is described as “an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.”
Grace is a gift from God. We can ask for it, but it cannot be forced. God gives us his grace by his own free will. Imagine Christmas. The gifts under the tree are presents freely given. God’s grace is the present of God’s presence.
Each sacrament is an opportunity to receive God’s grace (His presence in our life). When we receive the grace of God through the sacraments, we become more open to the presence of God in our life.
The seven sacraments are Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick. Test your knowledge to find out if you understand the sacraments.
1. Which sacrament can be received as an infant?
2. A deacon can be the minister in which sacraments?
3. The Holy Spirit has three symbols. What are they?
4. Extreme Unction is another name for which sacrament.
5. Which sacrament makes us a member of the family of God?
6. Before receiving the Eucharist, one must be in a state of _________.
7. To have ones sins absolved, one should receive this sacrament.
8. Water is the symbol of which sacrament?
9. A priest or deacon must be a witness to this sacrament.
10 What is another name for the sacrament of Reconciliation.
11. In which sacrament do we receive the Holy Spirit?
12. Which three sacraments are called the sacraments of initiation?
13 .Which two sacraments are vocational sacraments?
14. Which two sacraments are sacraments of healing?
15 .Which sacrament removes the stain of original sin?:
16. Which sacrament requires an act of contrition?
17 .The presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is also known as what?
18. There is only one sacrament we are encouraged to receive often, even daily. Which one is it?
19. In which sacrament do we choose a patron saint?
20. Which sacrament must be administered by a bishop not a priest?
Each of the sacraments has a biblical beginning Read the biblical text which refers to each sacrament. The last photo you will find the answers to the questions.