The Mass is the summit and high point of all prayer! Our whole life and all that we are about is centered in the Eucharist. As the fullest expression of our worship we devote our best efforts to praising God and being nourished by His Word and Sacrament. Everything we do - be at home, at work, or in ministry at the parish - needs to flow from that and be offered back to Him as a "living sacrifice of praise."
Eucharist is the heart of the community. The Lord's Day celebrations reflect an enthusiastic, contemporary worship style that allows young and old alike to express their heartfelt love of God and reverence for the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The liturgies are noted for their prayerfulness, music that allows the individual to relate directly to God, a deep reverence for the Eucharist, and warm hospitality.
The Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us through the work of the Holy Spirit. (CC 1131,774)
Vatican II declares: "The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called "sacraments of faith". They do indeed impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God duly, and to practice charity.
"It is therefore of capital performance that the faithful easily understand the sacramental signs, and with great eagerness have frequent recourse to those sacraments which were instituted to nourish the Christian life" (SC 59).
The seven sacraments are: