The Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, through which God lavishes upon us a share in His divine life. The visible rites by which the Sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each Sacrament. They bear fruit in those who are properly disposed to receive them.
The sacraments are received throughout our journey of faith within the church and are there to nourish and support us often at important stages of our life.
Given their importance there is often a preparation program associated with a sacrament. These aim to bring a greater understanding of what is involved in the sacrament and thereby help strengthen their relationship with God.
To find out more about the preperation programs at St Mary's click here