One of the main conditions for the effectiveness of each conscious and purposeful action, especially long-term and complex one, is the ability of programming. Whoever takes into consideration catechetical programming decides for a certain process requiring consideration and organisation of actions with reference to particular people and situations. In contemporary catechetical programming, an important premise is the revalorisation of diagnostic elaborations prepared with the participation of specialists in human arts and theology. Reliable assessment of reality leads to the indication of key issues with which the contemporarily catechised deal in Church and in the world. To solve them, detailed programmes which indicate the most vital decisions concerning means, methods and time of activity are necessary. The effectiveness of catechetical programming considerably depends on the ability to work as a team. Therefore, catechetical programming requires commitment of various groups and units, both educational and church ones. Participation and joint responsibility in Church do not only arise from good organisation indications. Most of all, they are the expression of the existence and activity of Church as a community.