http://goodshepherd.co.za/wpr-content/uploads/2012/11/The-Blessed-Sacraments-and-Funerals.pdfrttuuuuuuuuuuhu867mi87o,.9p09[;'uiy ctgv3wv4vw35r4w5rv6twb56ybw54yune6uynti6ymjgtfilhe seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.AGE OF CONFIRMATION 303 It seems reasonable to conclude that church directives do not intend to abolish the practice of the confirmation of infants or of children who have not reached the age of discretion, where that is judged by the competent authorities to be pastorally appropriate. The same might be said about the confirmation of adolescents. The determination of canon 891 that confirmation be administered "at about the age of discretion" represents the age at which the conditions for the fruitful reception of the sacrament can presumably be fulfilled. But one can also infer another criterion from the canon: prudent pastoral judgment THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS
Pope John Paul II
The overall theme for Pope John Paul II's pastoral visit to England and Wales was the seven Sacraments. In Westminster Cathedral, London, he baptized four people; in Southwark Cathedral, south London, he anointed the sick; he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in Coventry, ordained 12 men in Manchester, gave First Holy Communion to a group of children in Cardiff, and spoke extensively about the Sacraments of Penance and Matrimony in Liverpool and York, respectively. We give below the main points of the Holy Father's homilies on all these occasions.] BAPTISM
In Baptism we are drawn into the community of faith. We become part of the pilgrim People of God, which,...
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