My mother was Catholic because her parents were Catholic, and so on.Yoga Plank Pose Yoga My father was not, but allowed my mother to bestow her inherited beliefs upon our family. In Catholicism, baptism is the first of the seven holy sacraments, which usually occurs when a child is still an infant.Yoga Plank Pose Yoga It is meant to wash away original sin that the Bible states we mortals have come into the world with. The second is Holy Communion, which occurs when a child is around age seven. This is when we are initiated into receiving the Eucharist, the consecrated bread and wine consumed at the end of mass as a symbolic remembrance of Jesus’s life and death. The third is confirmation, at age twelve, which is when a fully initiated individual is admitted to full membership in the church. The other sacraments, all of which I have not experienced, are penance and holy confession, extreme unction, holy orders, and matrimony.