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Sacraments

Aleteia's collection of articles on the sacraments, the efficacious signs of Grace instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.

How laypeople can baptize in an emergency

When an individual is on their deathbed, anyone can baptize them into the Christian faith.

How to celebrate a Liturgy of the Word at home

Without access to the Eucharist, families can honor the Sabbath by reciting the readings normally scheduled for Mass.

Watch Sunday Mass online on these websites

Check out these websites to participate in the Mass while at home.

Before confession ask your Guardian Angel for help

If you are having difficulty with the idea of going to confession, ask your Guardian Angel to give you strength!

5 Criteria for choosing godparents wisely

Godfathers and godmothers play a special role in a child's life. Here's how to select them well.

Symbolism of the offertory procession at Mass

The offering of bread and wine to the priest reminds us to place our own hearts on the altar to be transformed.

Why the Gospel at Mass was kissed by everyone

The early liturgies of the Catholic Church included a special reverence of the Gospels for everyone present.

Why is the Gospel led by candles and incense at Mass?

The solemn Gospel procession has rich symbolism rooted in a reverence for the Word of God.

Meditate on God’s presence after communion

Do you stop to realize that the God of the universe is inside you at communion?

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