Sacraments are instituted by Christ and are entrusted to the Church

Sacraments are instituted by Christ and are entrusted to the Church. They are efficacious signs of grace perceptible to the senses. Through them, divine life is bestowed on us. God instituted the physical signs of the sacraments. In order to express the supernatural realities of grace. We are born to supernatural life through Baptism and sustained by the food of the Eucharist. The sacraments produce effects on the recipient. They sanctify, confer and increase grace. We also have a right to receive from God, the necessary help to fulfil our duties upon receiving the sacrament. They also confer character. This is particularly true of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders. Here the sacrament is a spiritual and indelible seal that brings about the particular sharing on the priesthood of Christ. Slides