“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Art. 1131)


Sacraments 101

Do you want an introduction to one or more of the sacraments of the Catholic Church?Questions


Do you need a refresher course on a sacrament?

Check out the Sacraments 101 video series located here

Each of the Sacraments 101 videos gives you the basics about some aspect of one of the sacraments of the Catholic Church - in just a few minutes


For those seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church for themselves (or their children) or Marriage, St. Benedict Parish provides various types of religious instruction appropriate to the sacrament and the age or status of the recipient.  The links listed below explain the preparation offered and the requirements for each.

Sacramental preparation guidelines and policies for home schooled religious education are available from the Diocese of Colorado Springs.



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

First Reconciliation (Confession) and Holy Communion