The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

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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 Elementary Schools and Parish Religious Education Programs. To ensure that the beauty and the truth of the Catholic faith is presented with fidelity, the OCF promotes the ongoing faith formation of Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education, Catholic Elementary Administrators, Teachers and  Catechists.

I am happy to invite you to view the video which unveils our mission statement (Teaching, Accompanying and Inspiring in the Name of Jesus) and some insight into the wonderful world of the OFFYYA and its awesome team members.

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CATECHETICAL SUNDAY THEME

The USCCB has posted the theme for Catechetical Sunday (Sept. 19)- Say the Word and My Soul Shall be Healed.”

For resources and complete information, please go to: https://www.usccb.org/committees/ evangelization-catechesis/leadership-institute-catechetical-sunday-2021

APOSTOLIC LETTER ISSUED “MOTU PROPIO” BY THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS

“ANTIQUUM MINISTERIUM”

INSTITUTING
THE MINISTRY OF CATECHIST

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