The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation



The Office for Catechetical Formation serves Parish Religious Education Programs (PREP) by providing resources and support to pastors, Directors/Coordinators and catechists particularly through the spiritual and professional development opportunities. The OCF also oversees the Association of Parish Directors/Coordinators/Administrators of Religious Education.

Please see the PREP drown down menu (above) for links to pages on catechetical certification, resources, PD/C/ARE, etc.



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.

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.