School Notes

Date posted:   Feb 13, 2018

A Sacramental People

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Fee: $25
Three Weeks

Based on the Spring 2012 issue of C21 Resources edited by Fr. John Baldovin, S.J., this course provides an opportunity to reflect on and discuss a sacramental view of life. The sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, and Marriage are the focus.  This C21 Resources installment is a companion to previous issues that have addressed Eucharist, Holy Orders, and lay ecclesial ministry. 

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.





NOTE: For a complete overview of Catholic sacramental life, we recommend you also consider eventually enrolling in other C21 Resources courses: The Eucharist: At the Heart of Catholic Life, and Grace and Commitment: The Laity.  We also offer a four-week course, Sacraments in Catholic Life.


Introductory Week
Week 1:  A Sacramental View of Life, Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage
Week 2:  Penance, Anointing of the Sick, and Christian Funerals

Special Features

This course includes:

  • All reading materials available online;
  • Weekly introductory study aides that guide participants through the course material;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion; and
  • A regularly updated Resources page for further study.

All Crossroads courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed

Everything you need for this course is provided on the course web site.  View this issue of C21 Resources, "Catholics: A Sacramental People."  If you prefer a hard copy of this issue, email The Church in the 21st Century Center at

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of 4-5 hours each week.  This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Content Scholars

The articles were written by various authors under the editorship of Fr. John Baldovin, S.J., professor of historical and liturgical theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.