There is an urgent need to form Catholics so that they may know God and by knowing God fall in love with Him and live their faith.
Sacraments are means of growing into closer relationship with God, drawing us into holiness. In common par lance we say Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace instituted by Christ to give us grace.
In the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacraments are as it were “powers that go forth” from the Body of Christ to heal the wounds of sin and to give us the new life of Christ. (CCC No. 1116)
The Sacrament continues the works which Christ performed during his earthly life (CCC1115) drawing the faithful into a deeper personal relationship with God. Every Sacrament is a personal encounter / meeting / experience of Jesus
Sacraments are actions of the Holy Spirit and are seven in number encompassing the entire span of life.
The Sacraments can be divided into three categories: