Sacraments of Healing

The Two Sacraments of Healing

The sacraments of healing are: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. Once we are received into the Church through the three Sacraments of Initiation, we also regularly receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance which restores us when we through sin fall from the grace we have received in our baptism.  Serious sin cuts us off from God’s grace (called a grave sin because it kills God’s divine life in the soul), while sacramental confession restores it.

The Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament when we receive the prayer and blessing of the Church to strengthen the soul as we transition from this life to the next. The sacrament is also administered to those who are seriously ill or in danger of death.