Sacraments happen in the context of the larger Church and the parish community of faith. They are not simply private exchanges between the believer and his/her God. If that were the case, the purpose of Church would be only to provide personal inspiration to our members. While inspiration may and should occur, that's only part of the sacramental picture. There must also be a sense of community that speaks loudly of our responsibility for one another in faith. It is this community that is initiating and welcoming others into full practice within it. The church is the People of God gathering together to praise God as His family in the world.