CIC 4 Quite early on, the name catechesis was given to the totality of the Church’s efforts to make disciples, to help men believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in his name, and to educate and instruct them in this life, thus building up the body of Christ.1

1 Cf. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi tradendae 1; 2.