A sacrament is a gift from God. It is an encounter with God. It is an opportunity to receive God's grace. Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion) are called the "Sacraments of Initiation." Marriage and Holy Orders are "Sacraments of Service." Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are "Sacraments of Healing." They are all special ways to meet God and grow closer to him.