While we believe that human life is infused with the sacramental goodness of God, the Catholic Church has defined seven sacraments –instituted by and through the life of Jesus Christ. It is through the experience of the sacramental ritual that we are infused with God's grace. The Sacraments nourish and strengthen us as they express and build up our faith.
Sacraments reveal to us the living God. In the person of Jesus the Christ, God fully revealed Himself to us. Jesus, born of Mary the ever-Virgin, came into the world to show us the living God. Jesus is the primary sacrament of God. As Jesus prepared his followers, the Apostles, for his ascension, he instructed them to "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the holy Spirit" (Mt28:19). The Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles at Pentecost; transforming them, empowering them with the same power as Jesus, sending them out to make Jesus known and present throughout the world by their teaching and their actions.