The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

 

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All believers participate in the Church’s catechetical mission. Parents and guardians are the most influential agents of catechesis for their children. Some are called to more specific catechetical roles. Bishops are primarily responsible for catechesis. Priests share the teaching role of the Bishop and are his immediate collaborators. Catechists assist bishops and priests in the catechetical mission. Catechists include: deacons, Catholic school principals and faculty, parish religious education personnel, youth ministers and campus ministers. The Office for Catechetical Formation assists in the preparation and ongoing formation of catechists.

 

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Exciting news!

This morning, the Office of Communications circulated a press release which named Father Stephen DeLacy, Vicar, Office for Formation with Youth and Young Adults. http://archphila.org/the-archdiocese-of-philadelphia-announces-additional-key-leadership-appointments-to-further-its-new-model-for-ministry-and-evangelization-with-youth-and-young-adults/

The Office for Catechetical Formation will be part of this new and exciting structure which will provide a continuum for faith formation from our youngest believers through young adulthood.
The OCF staff are blessed to have Father as our dynamic leader and for the privilege in supporting  Father in his new role.
Please take a moment to read Father DeLacy’s letter of greeting to the D/CRES of the Archdiocese which follows.
http://phillyocf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Dear-Directors.pdf