Sacraments Baptism Baptism is the sacrament through which we become part of the family of God. Eucharist The “source and summit” of the Church’s life, the Eucharist makes present the Body and Blood of Christ. Confirmation Confirmation strengthens (“confirms”) the baptised soul. Reconciliation Reconciliation (also called Confession or the Sacrament of Forgiveness) is the sacrament in which the sinner receives complete forgiveness from God. Anointing of the Sick The Anointing of the Sick arises from Christ’s ministry as a healer, which is handed on to the apostles (Mark 6,13). Marriage Christian marriage is a free, lifelong and natural union between a man and a woman. Holy Orders Ordination takes place within a Mass and is presided over by a bishop who ordains.