1114 "Adhering to the teaching of the Holy Scriptures, to the apostolic traditions, and to the consensus . . . of the Fathers," we profess that "the sacraments of the new law were . . . all instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord".

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)

What are Sacraments?

The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ and, finally, to give worship to God...They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it. (CCC 1123)

There are seven sacraments which the Church dispenses as the faithful steward of God's mysteries: