Rituals and Worship
Roman Catholics believe all time to be sacred because it is the medium through which humans move toward salvation. The Church's sacraments and rituals mark the flow of sacred time.
Cathedrals of great artistry and more modest churches serve as worship spaces for Roman Catholics, who believe that all the earth is holy as God's handiwork and the place of God's Incarnation in Jesus Christ.
Rites and Ceremonies
The main Roman Catholic worship service is the Mass. Catholic life is geared around the seven sacraments, which confer grace on the believer.
Worship and Devotion in Daily Life
Catholic life is full of prayer and the use of sacramentals that prepare the Catholic to receive grace, such as the rosary, the wearing of medals, and the giving of blessings.
Roman Catholic rituals and sacred spaces are filled with symbols pointing to the divine life of God and salvation, and the greatest work of symbolism is nature itself.