The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

COVID-19

The Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ ANNOUNCES THE SUSPENSION OF ALL PUBLIC MASSES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020.

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended ALL public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice.
Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be re-evaluated pending future   developments.
CLICK HERE to find a news release that has been distributed to the media as well as liturgical directives that have been shared with all clergy in the Archdiocese.
CLICK HERE to see the most updated information regarding liturgy directives from Archbishop Pérez and the Office for Divine Worship.

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