Sacramental Life


Welcome to your fifth course in the Lay Mission Project. Central to our Catholic faith is our sacramental practice. The purpose of this course will be to reflect upon each of the seven sacraments in order to enter more deeply into the encounter with Our Lord that the sacraments offer us. We will consider how each of the sacraments:

  • Enables us to recognize Jesus present among us;
  • Reveals his relationship to us and to the Father;
  • Enables us to enter into his relationship to the Father, and so to see, pray and act with him.

We will also be enabled to give an account of our sacramental life to others, and to show how the sacraments, along with the scriptures, are the essential means to becoming disciples of Jesus.


This course is offered by Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P.




The reading material for this course will be provided on the course pages. In addition, you will need access to the Bible.


In order to accommodate your calendar, lessons are made available earlier than needed.
Here is a list of the lessons covered at each discussion:

Discussion 1: Lesson 1
Discussion 2: Lessons 2 and 3
Discussion 3: Lessons 4 and 5
Discussion 4: Lesson 6 and 7



Course Materials