The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation


Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Office for Catechetical Formation (OCF) assists the Archbishop of Philadelphia in his primary responsibility of the teaching of the Catholic Faith. The OCF fosters and supports the catechetical initiatives of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools, Parish Religious Education Programs, and Catholic Campus Ministry. To ensure that the beauty and the truth of the Catholic faith is presented with fidelity, the OCF promotes the ongoing faith formation of Administrators, Teachers, Catechists, Newman Chaplains, and Catholic Campus Ministers.


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Ann Menna
Deputy Secretary for Catechetical Formation

Rev. Matthew Guckin
Director, Catholic Mission and Identity, Secondary and Collegiate Education

Kathleen Pfeffer
Associate Director

Wanda Nouel

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Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education and Faith Formation, November 1, 2014
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. C.A.P.

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