The Seven Sacraments

  1. The Sacrament of Baptism
  2. The Sacrament of Confirmation
  3. The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
  4. The Sacrament of Penance
  5. The Sacrament of Matrimony
  6. The Sacrament of Holy Orders
  7. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Read the following references to further clarify the central ideas of this lesson. Look in other places as well as these; this is not an exhaustive list of the resources needed to answer the questions.

Father Hardon’s Catholic Catechism

Page 513 (Confirmation-Sacraments of Initiation)

Father Hardon’s Question and Answer Catechism

#1104-1139 (The Sacraments in General)
#1191 (Confirmation)

Revised Basic Course Manual

Pages 111-112 (An Overview of the Sacraments)
Page 113 (Institution by Christ)
Page 115  (The Recipient of a Sacrament)
Page 117 (Focus)
Page 132 (Recipient of Confirmation)
Page 177 (Sacramental Marriage)


John 3:3-8

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Glossary, Confirmation
#1117-1121 (Sacraments of the Church)
#1127-1129 (Sacraments Necessary for Salvation)
#1212-1213; 1226; 1233 (Sacraments of Initiation)
#1285 (Confirmation)
#1401 (In grave necessity, Sacraments to other Christians) 
#1514; 1528-1529  (Anointing of the Sick)

Code of Canon Law


Modern Catholic Dictionary Vocabulary –

Review the following terms in your Modern Catholic Dictionary reference book (or online version at – go to the bottom of the page, click on “Dictionary”). 

Valid Form

Listed in Advanced Course Manual:
Ex Opere Operantis
Ex Opere Operato
Extraordinary Minister
Matter of a Sacrament
Sacramental Character
Sacramental Dispositions
Sacramental Grace
Sacramental Matter and Form
Sacramental Sign
Sacraments of the Dead
Seven Sacraments

Supplemental Vocabulary –

Read the following terms in the Supplemental Vocabulary Definitions.

Can and May
Canon Law
Sacraments of Character
Sacraments of Initiation

The Real articles:  

The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation” by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

The Sacraments: Divine Channels of Grace” by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

I Believe in Life Everlasting” by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.