In the 1994
Catechism of the Catholic Church
, the Sacraments
are described as follows.
Catechism Section 1084
"Seated at the right hand of the Father" and
pouring out the Holy Spirit on his Body which
is the Church, Christ now acts through the
sacraments he instituted to communicate his
grace. The sacraments are perceptible signs
(words and actions) accessible to our human
nature. By the actions of Christ and the power
of the Holy Spirit they make present
efficaciously the grace that they signify. "