The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

PREP Resources

“Armed with the tools to master their role, many catechists (teachers) soon realize that teaching the Catholic faith is so much more than passing along information.  …My prayer is that this…will assist you in helping those you teach encounter the risen Christ in their midst, transforming their minds and hearts so that they will live as true disciples”

Use the resources to help lead your students to true discipleship.
Joe Paprocki; Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox, Loyola Press, 2013.

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