Sacraments 101:  BustedHalo.com's fantastic introduction to the Sacraments Video Series:

Baptism (why we baptize)

 

Why, exactly, do Catholics have the practice of baptizing infants?

What is the purpose of baptism and who can celebrate the sacrament of Baptism?

Do the godparents of our child need to be married to each other?

These are questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

Baptism is the beginning of the sacramental life of the Church. So, let’s begin…

Eucharist (how we receive)

 

 

Should Catholics receive communion on the hand or on the tongue?  And how exactly are we supposed to do that reverently?  Is there any other acceptable response besides “Amen?”  …and what does “amen” mean anyway?

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

The Church calls the Eucharist the “summit and source of our faith,” so it would seem pretty important to understand the basics about receiving this sacrament when we go to Mass.

 

Confirmation (why we’re confirmed)

 

 

Why do I have to get confirmed if I’m already baptized? How do I choose a sponsor as I prepare for confirmation? Why do I have the option to choose a new name?

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church, with baptism and Eucharist. Think of it as a personal Pentecost, when we receive the tools we need for our spiritual journey — the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Penance (why we confess)

 

 

Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?”

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

The Sacrament of Penance (aka Reconciliation) is one of the healing sacraments, and celebrates the loving embrace of God when we turn toward him and away from our sins.

Matrimony (why make it Catholic)

 

 

Why do we have to have a Catholic wedding? Why does it take so long to get married in the Church? Why does the Church insist we have children?

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

Holy Orders (what ordination means)

 

 

Join Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, as he explains what Holy Orders are, what happens at an Ordination, and what it means to say yes to God.

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

 

Anointing of the Sick (who it’s for)

 

 

Who can receive the Anointing of the Sick? How often? Where is it done?

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

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