Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Sun Prairie, WI

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

3416 Swansee Ridge
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9495

Phone: 608-837-3308

The Catechism: The Sacraments


  1. What are the sacraments?
  2. The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.
  1. What is grace?
  2. Grace is God's favor toward us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.
  1. What are the two great sacraments of the Gospel?
  2. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

The text of the Catechism is from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, Episcopal (USA), pages 843-862.