Sacraments Mass > Sacraments Baptism Baptism is the first sacrament. It incorporates us into the Church and through it we are ‘reborn’ as daughters and sons of God Confirmation While Baptism is the gateway into the Catholic faith, the Sacrament of Confirmation affirms your commitment to your faith and renews your baptismal promises. First Holy Communion Holy Communion, or Eucharist, is the last Sacrament of Initiation and often takes place following the sacrament of Confirmation. Reconciliation Everyone occasionally does things they regret or perhaps know they shouldn’t have done, and that’s why the Sacrament of Penance is so important. Marriage Catholics believe that God wants to be present with us as we live out our vocation in life, whether that be as a single person, a priest, member of a religious order. Anointing of the Sick If a Catholic is very ill, they or their family may ask a priest to anoint you with oil in a ritual of healing called Anointing of the Sick. Holy Orders Every Catholic sacrament requires the presence of an ordained man in one way or another.