The Eucharist is the Source and Summit of the Catholic Church. It encompasses the strength of the Seven Sacraments that are unique and special only in the Catholic Church. These sacraments were instituted by Christ himself as the new law.
These Sacraments brings healing and mission to the Christian way of life. There are certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
The Beauty of these sacraments is that it takes care of the organic and holistic aspects of a human being. It expounds the sacrament of Christian Initiation, the sacrament of healing and the sacrament of service of communion and the mission of the faithful. The most important of this is the Holy Eucharist.
This is the combination of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist which is the foundation of the Christian life.
These sacraments are only found in the Catholic Church. It is the gateway to all other sacraments.
Christ promised the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a promise which he fulfilled first on Easter Sunday and then more strikingly at Pentecost. Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles began to proclaim the ‘mighty works of God’ It is an anointing with oil. Confirmation brings and increase and deepening of baptismal grace. Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Preparation for Confirmation should aim us at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit, his actions, his gifts and his biddings. You must be in the state of grace to receive Confirmation. Confirmation is conferred through anointing with chrism and the laying of the hands.
This Sacrament involves two Sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation and the Anointing of the sick.
These two sacraments, the sacrament of Holy Orders and Matrimony are directed towards the salvation of others. They contribute as well to personal salvation and also through service to others. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the people of God.