Within the Church's mission of evangelization, catechesis promotes and matures initial conversion, educates persons in the faith, and incorporates them into the life of the Christian Community.
National Directory for Catechesis 19 D
Programs of formation should be designed to help catechists acquire the knowledge and skills they need to hand on the faith to those entrusted to their care and assist them in living as disciples of Christ. NDC 55.A
Formation programs for catechists must include the three dimensions of Catechist Formation mentioned at General Directory of Catechesis No. 238.
Formation programs for catechists should prepare them to accomplish the Six Tasks of Catechesis: