What are the Sacraments?

The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the Body of Christ and to give worship to God. Worship is integral to our lives as Christians. When we engage in the prayer of the Church, we are formed as the Body of Christ. Please call the pastor of a local parish or click to learn more about the sacraments.

What does that word mean?

Many of the terms used in the Catholic Church are not used in the every day secular world. You can gain deeper understanding about different terms and practices used in the Catholic Church by accessing our Catholic Glossary.

Why do Catholics believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist?

The Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence is the belief that Jesus Christ is literally, not symbolically, present in the Holy Eucharist—body, blood, soul and divinity. Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist because Jesus tells us this is true in the Bible. Learn More about the Eucharist.

How can I study the Catholic faith?

Because God designed us to desire and seek the truth, He provided a special way to help us find it. The Catholic Church, comprised of saints and sinners and everyone in between, has been established by God to show us the way to truth and help us get to heaven. Learn More about studying the Catholic faith.