“Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1210)
Catholics have a Sacramental spirituality. This means the the sacraments assist us in our daily lives. They imbue us with the grace we need to grow in union with Christ and to live our Baptismal call with fervor and fidelity.