The Sacraments are, the Church teaches, efficacious (effective) signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. They also symbolize the life and work of Jesus Christ and do more than just point to something else. They make the thing they symbolize real and present for those participating in the sacrament.

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