Sacraments of the Catholic Church
The Sacraments are sacred signs of divine origin, instituted by Jesus Christ, that reveal and communicate grace.
Becoming a Catholic
Becoming Catholic is an amazing, life-changing journey. Much more than a series of educational classes, it moves through a process of deep reflection, discernment and formation.
Prayer lies at the very heart of the life of the Church and is the foundation of Christian discipleship.
'All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.' (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
'Believing is possible only by grace and the interior helps of the Holy Spirit.' (CCC 154).
The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it (CCC 1816).
The Ordo offers a liturgical guide to the solemnities and feasts of the Roman Catholic Church. In addition, it highlights world days of prayer and themes of intercession, which are shaped within the five main liturgical Church seasons.
The Feast of the Epiphany: House Blessing
In various parts of the world, the Epiphany is marked with the time-honoured tradition of “chalking the doors.” The formula for the ritual is simple: take chalk of any colour (ideally blessed by a priest on the Feast of the Epiphany) and write above the entrance of your home: 20 + C + M + B + 23