For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received.... (1Cor. 15:3)
As each one has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (1 Pet. 4:10)
“Jesus entrusted his words and signs to specific men, namely, the apostles, who were to hand them on: he did not hand them over to an anonymous crowd … Sacraments exist for the Church and through the Church. They are for her, because the Body of Christ, which is the Church, is established, nourished, and perfected through the sacraments. They exist through her, because the sacraments are the power of Christ’s Body (active in our world).” (Youcat #175)
Because Christ has entrusted the Church with the sacraments, the Church recognizes that she is neither their author nor creator. The Church does not have the authority to alter the sacraments in any way or form. The Church is called to be a good steward of what has been entrusted to her.
Anointing of the Sick