The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Appropriate goals and content embrace the understanding of communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good. Our faith formation ministries engage the particular needs and interests of the people in each local community. To be faithful and effective it offers, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. Our programs are accessible to adults, teens, and children; relating to each of their unique life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus.