In the Christian community, especially among those who seem to understand and believe little of what they practice, the preaching of the word is needed for the very ministering of the sacraments. They are precisely sacraments of faith, a faith which is born of and nourished by the word.
–Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests
(Presbyterorum Ordinis), No. 4,
Pope Paul VI (Dec 7, 1965)
H/T: Quote submitted by Laura Billeci
Thoughts? Applications? Examples?